D. Ruth Buck

  • Professor of Law, General Faculty
  • Co-Director, Legal Research and Writing Program

Ruth Buck joined the faculty in 1988 as co-director of the Legal Research and Writing Program. Prior to entering law school, Buck published several articles and lectured extensively in the field of emergency medicine. In her third year of law school at Virginia, Buck was a finalist in the Lile Moot Court Competition and won the Stephen Pierre Traynor Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy. After graduation, Buck practiced in the litigation section of Neely & Player in Atlanta, handling cases ranging from personal injury and contract disputes to securities fraud. During 1986-88, Buck served as assistant director of the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the Virginia Law Foundation. She also served on the faculty of Piedmont Virginia Community College.


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • M.Ed.
    University of Virginia
  • B.A.
    University of Virginia

Introduction to the Legal System (a multimedia CD-ROM lecture series) (May 2000).

Case Briefing (a multimedia CD-ROM lecture series) (June 2000).

"Insidious Disease and the Insurance Industry: Latent Disease Results in Acute Problems," Product Liability Trends (April 1983).

"The Training of the Emergency Medical Technician" (with others), Virginia Medical Monthly (April 1976). 

"Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation" (with others), Vol. 3, No. 3 Nurse Practitioner (May-June 1978).

"Developing the Pre-hospital Phase of the Emergency Medical System" (with others), 106Virginia Medical Monthly (1979).

"Pre-hospital Treatment of the Patient with Spinal Cord Injuries" (with others), Vol.3, No. 4EMT Journal (December 1979).

Basic Life Support Handbook (Cambridge Publishing Company, 1987), editor and contributing author. 

Advanced Life Support Handbook (Cambridge Publishing Company 1979), editor and contributing author.

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