Zachary M. Schmook

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  • Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing


B.S., University of Maryland, 2004

J.D., Washington University School of Law, 2007


Zachary Schmook joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in Fall 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Legal Research & Writing Program.

Prior to joining the College of Law, Professor Schmook worked for a nonprofit in St. Louis, Missouri, dedicated to ending housing discrimination. His work included representation of the organization and individual clients before state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in administrative actions with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and state administrative agencies.

Professor Schmook has previously worked with the Washington University College of Law as an Adjunct Professor—teaching courses in Legal Writing and Mediation—and a Clinical Supervisor for the Civil Rights and Community Justice Clinic.

Professor Schmook received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and is admitted to practice law in Missouri (inactive), Illinois, and Oklahoma, as well as federal courts in the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois. In addition to his work at OU, Professor Schmook serves in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Civil Affairs Officer.

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Washington University Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic Collaborates with Community Organizations to Provide Needed Legal Services: An Essay on Advancing the Remedy of Implied Warranty of Habitability in Missouri


53 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 169

With Karen Tokarz

Welcome to the Village: An Analysis of How St. Louis County Occupancy Permit Schemes Perpetuate Segregation and Violate the Constitution


Affordable Housing & Commun. Dev. L.

With Lauren Verseman

Professional Associations

Missouri Commission on Human Rights Advisory Board

Reserve Officers Association Member

National Housing Law Project Member

Missouri Bar Association


Supreme Court of Missouri, 2007 (inactive)
Supreme Court of Illinois, 2008
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2008 
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2008

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