William Zachariah Mundy is a Lecturer for the Department of Government & Politics and the MLAW Programs, where he teaches courses in trial advocacy and public law.

Zachariah is also the Director of the five-time national champion Maryland Mock Trial Program and on the Board of Directors of the American Mock Trial Association. As a student at Maryland, he competed for Maryland Mock Trial, which culminated in him being named an All-American and winning the program's fifth national championship. 

During the day, Zachariah is a practicing attorney and the Director of the University of Maryland's Graduate Student Legal Aid Office (GLAO). He has served on the University's Undocumented Student Working Group and the International Student Working Group. Before coming to the University, he worked for the District of Columbia government where he litigated complex disputes at both the trial and appellate levels and worked on affordable housing policy and rulemaking.

Zachariah graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Government & Politics and earned his Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law.


Areas of Interest

  • Public Interest Law & Access to Justice
  • Poverty, Inequality, & Economic Justice
  • Trial Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, & Dispute Resolution
  • Constitutional & Public Law
  • Legal Institutions & Administrative Law


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    University of Maryland, Government & Politics
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    UCLA School of Law



Courses Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT217 Intro to Trial Advocacy: Mock Trial Fall Syllabus
GVPT317 Advanced Trial Advocacy: Mock Trial II Spring Syllabus
GVPT388M Topical Investigations: Trial Advocacy Fall & Spring Syllabus
MLAW305 Law & Legal Institutions in Social Context Spring Syllabus
MLAW404 MLAW Capstone: Poverty & Inequality in America Spring Syllabus


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1141 Tydings Hall
Department of Government and Politics
wzmundy [at] umd.edu
Office Hours
By appointment at calendly.com/wzmundy