Interest in Mental Health and Civil Matters
As an undergraduate, Zak obtained a B.S. in Psychology from the Ohio State University. Though Zak originally planned to further pursue these studies at the graduate level, he found that a legal career provides unique opportunities to learn about how law and psychiatry interact. Zak’s present interests in mental health and law focus on civil matters.
In the Summer of 2009, Zak worked as a law clerk for Judge West at the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, an experience that let him see first-hand how courts make use of psychiatric input. In addition to being a Weaver Fellow, Zak is an article editor for Human Rights Quarterly and a student ambassador at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.