Carrick Craig

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Carrick Craig
General Counsel
(269) 387-1900
Mailing address: 
Office of Legal Affairs and General Counsel
1903 W Michigan Ave
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5423 USA

Carrick Craig has been practicing law since 1986. He is a 1983 summa cum laude graduate of Adrian College and received his law degree from Wayne State University Law School in 1986. He also has a Master of Arts in English from the University of Toledo.

Craig joined the Office General Counsel in February 2000. He came to WMU from private practice in Ann Arbor where he was a partner in a private firm that specialized in higher education issues, including employment law and university research issues. Craig has extensive litigation experience in employment and higher education law and has tried many cases to verdict before both juries and judges. Craig has also been an adjunct faculty member at Henry Ford Community College and taught English composition at the University of Toledo during his graduate studies. He is a Fellow of the Lee Honors College and teaches Finance and Commercial Law in that college.

In addition, Craig serves as the University’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—HIPAA—Privacy and Contact Officer and is in charge of developing and enforcing policies related to the confidentiality of protected health information. He is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys—NACUA—and has conducted several presentations at various conferences for that organization and others. Craig serves on a variety of University committees and is Chairperson of the University's Compliance Committee.  Craig serves on the Legal Committee for the University’s self-insured entity, the Michigan Universities Self Insurance Corporation—MUSIC—and is past Chair of that Committee.  

Craig provides legal advice and assistance to WMU administrators and staff on a wide variety of issues.