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About Zachary Bray

Zachary Bray was appointed as an Associate Professor of Law in 2016. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor during the fall of 2015, when he taught Administrative Law and Real Estate Transactions at the College of Law. A Lexington native and a graduate of the Yale Law School, Bray has worked since 2010 at the University of Houston Law Center, where he has been recognized with a university-wide Provost's Teaching Excellence Award.

Bray's research on private land trusts, low-income housing, the Endangered Species Act, groundwater conflicts, and religious land use has been published in the Brigham Young University Law Review, the Maryland Law Review, the Utah Law Review, and the Harvard Environmental Law Review. He has taught classes on Property, Natural Resources, Real Estate Transactions, Water Law, Land Use, Administrative Law, Payment Systems, and related writing seminars. Prior to entering academia, Bray worked for the Honorable Jennifer B. Coffman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and as an attorney at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles, California.


2016 - Present H. Wendell Cherry Associate Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law
2010 - 2016 Assistant Professor of Law, University of Houston ‐ Law Center

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Payment Systems
  • Administrative Law
  • Real Estate Transactions


2005 J.D., Yale Law School
2001 B.A., University of Notre Dame

Contact Information

University of Kentucky
College of Law
620 S. Limestone
Lexington, Kentucky 40506