Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
- J.D., University of Virginia (1999)
- B.A., History and English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1996)
Keith McCrickard is a Clinical Visiting Assistant Professor at the UNC
School of Law. He joined the faculty in
2014 and teaches Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy. His primary research interests include legal
writing, administrative law, and empirical legal studies.
Before entering academia, Professor McCrickard was a partner in the
Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm. His practice focused on the communications
industry, encompassing a wide range of litigation, regulatory advocacy,
transactions, and legislative affairs. As
part of this practice, Professor McCrickard represented clients on high-stakes
matters before federal and state administrative agencies, the U.S. Courts of
Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He
also performed pro bono work with legal aid organizations.
Professor McCrickard served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable
Jerome A. Holmes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, as well as
to the Honorable Catherine C. Eagles and the Honorable Thomas D. Schroeder of
the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.
After the clerkships, Professor McCrickard taught administrative law
and legal writing as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Elon University
School of Law.
Professor McCrickard received his bachelor’s degree in history and
English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was
inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, earned Honors in history, and graduated with
distinction. He received his law degree
from the University of Virginia School of Law.
is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.