Kenneth Zick

ken zick


Dr. Kenneth A. Zick
Legal and Constitutional History
206 Reynolda Hall, 758-5943





BioKen Zick is Vice-President and Dean, Student Affairs and Professor of Law at Wake Forest University.  Having served in the Law School for thirteen years as Director of Legal Clinics and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, he continues to teach courses in American Constitutional History, the History of the English Common Law, and Freedom of Speech in the College.  A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Albion College, Ken earned his Juris Doctor at Wayne State University and a post-graduate M.L.S. at the University of Michigan, where he was a Michigan Scholar in College Teaching.   He has been a speaker at numerous national conferences, President of the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects, a member of several American Bar Association Law School Accreditation teams, and a consultant in student affairs administration. In 1987 he was elected to membership in the Order of the Barristers and occasionally directs and teaches in the law school’s summer law program in England.  In the summer of 1990 he served as an advisor to the East German Parliament on a Ford Foundation fellowship.  Twice, he has been selected to receive the Wake Forest Student Government Association’s “Administrator of the Year Award.”   In 2007 he was selected for the Atlantic Coast Conference’s inaugural “Advisor of the Year” award.  He recently published a historically based novel, West to Donegal Bay:  A Novel of Irish Islands.

B.A.    Albion College 1971
J.D.    Wayne State University 1974

Academic Appointments:
Wake Forest University.  Professor of Law (1984-present); Associate Professor (1980-1983); Assistant Professor (1977-1980)

Administrative Appointments:
Wake Forest University.  Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs (1988-present)
Wake Forest University.  Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1984-1988)
Wake Forest University.  Director of Clinical Programs (1980-1983)
Wake Forest University.  Director of Law Library (1977-1980)

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  • West to Donegal Bay:  A Novel of Irish Islands

For a complete list of publications, click CV.

  • HST 328 History of the English Common Law
    This course studies the origins and development of the English common law and its legacy to  modern legal processes and principles.
  • HST 362 American Constitutional History
    This course studies the origins of the Constitution, the controversies involving the nature of the Union, and constitutional readjustments to meet the new American industrialism.

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