Mary Marsh Zulack

Clinical Professor of Law

Office: 834 Jerome Greene Hall
435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: (212) 854-8214
Fax: (212) 854-3554

Assistant Info

Name: Clinic Staff
Phone: (212) 854-4291
Areas of Expertise
  • Court systems to help unrepresented litigants.
  • Housing discrimination and landlord tenant
  • Innovation in the practice of law and in clinical teaching


  • B.A., Smith, 1965
  • J.D., Michigan, 1969

Detailed Biography

Professor Mary Marsh Zulack joined the Columbia faculty in 1990. She is the Co-Director of the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic. She formerly co-directed the Fair Housing Clinic and inaugurated and taught the seminar on Law and Policy of Homelessness. In the course of her 20-year career in legal-services, prior to joining the faculty, Professor Zulack served as Attorney-in-Charge of the Harlem Neighborhood Office of The Legal Aid Society of New York City and as Acting Executive Director of Bedford Stuyvesant Legal Services. She has served the Association of the Bar of the City of New York as a member of the Executive Committee, Nominating Committee (twice), Judiciary Committee, and Civil Court Committee; was founder and first chair of the Committee on Legal Needs of the Poor. She was awarded the 1996 Leadership Award by the Citywide Task Force on the Housing Court, awards for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by The Legal Aid Society 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, and was recently a member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on the Judiciary. Publications include: Rediscovering Client Decisionmaking: The Impact of Role-Playing (1995); The Housing Court Act (1972) and Computer Technology (2005): How the Ambitious Mission of the Housing Court to Protect the Housing Stock of New York City May Finally be Achieved (2006); If You Prompt Them, They Will Rule: The Warranty of Habitability Meets New Court Information Systems (2007).