Keith A. McCrickard

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  • 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.

Professor McCrickard is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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