Melanie M. Reid is an associate professor of law at the Lincoln Memorial University
Duncan School of Law. Prior to moving to Knoxville, Ms. Reid served as a U.S. Department
of Justice trial attorney in the Drug Intelligence Unit of the Narcotics and Dangerous
Drug Section and prior to that position, was a prosecutor in the Litigation Unit of NDDS
in 2007. From 2001 to 2006, Ms. Reid served as Assistant United States Attorney in the
Southern District of Florida in Miami where she prosecuted various federal firearm, drug,
immigration, money laundering, violent crime, and fraud violations. 

Ms. Reid has lectured on various topics, including prosecuting international narcotics
trafficking cases, proactive investigations, federal wiretap and conspiracy laws,
discovery obligations and prudential searches, advanced trial advocacy and evidentiary
foundations, and evidentiary issues in international criminal cases. These lectures were
sponsored by various agencies, including the DEA Office of International Training in
Quantico, Virginia and in South America, the National Advocacy Center in South Carolina,
the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary, the Department of Justice
in the District of Columbia, and the Regional Counterintelligence Working Group in the
FBI Tampa Field Office. Ms. Reid has also written articles on the Classified Information
Procedures Act, the role of intelligence and the use of intelligence-derived information
in criminal prosecutions, irregular rendition, and the Lautenberg Amendment. 

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Ms. Reid served as a judicial law clerk to
the Honorable Charles Wilson of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Tampa, Florida.
Ms. Reid graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2001. Prior to law
school, Ms. Reid studied in Madrid, Spain and received her Masters in Spanish from
Middlebury College. She received her undergraduate degree in Business and Spanish from
the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Reid is a member of the Florida bar.