Richard Zouch was a student at Winchester before entering New College Oxford in 1607, aged 18 (Fellow 1609-22, D.C.L. 1619); he was Professor of Civil Law at Oxford (1620-61) and member of Parliament for Hythe (1621-22 and 1624-25). Zouche was principal of St. Alban Hall, Oxford (1625-41), canon of Sarum (1632-61) and chancellor of the diocese of Oxford. He was judge of the High Court of Admiralty (1641), until he lost the position for supporting Charles I in the Civil War.
The dove: or passages of cosmology. 1613.
Elementa jurisprudentiae. 1629.
Descriptio iuris et iudicii feudalis. 1634.
The sophister: a comedy. 1639.
Descriptio iuris et iudicii fecialis. 1650.
Cases and questions resolved in the civil law. 1652.
Specimen questionum iuris civilis. 1653.
The jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England asserted. 1663.
A dissertation concerning the punishment of Ambassadors who transgress the laws of the countries where thy reside. 1717.