Melanie Reid

Melanie Reid
Assistant Professor of Law

J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
M.A., Middlebury College
B.A., University of Notre Dame

Professor Reid teaches and writes in the area of federal criminal law, criminal procedure, and national security.

Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Reid was a trial attorney in the Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Section at the U.S. Department of Justice as well as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida. She is a former law clerk for Judge Charles Wilson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Professor Reid has lectured on various topics, including prosecuting international narcotics trafficking cases, proactive investigations, asset forfeiture, 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 presented and written articles on drones, marijuana, narcotics trafficking in West Africa and Mexico, the culture of mass incarceration, the impact of restitution on child pornography possession cases, changes to the Classified Information Procedures Act, the role of intelligence and the use of intelligence-derived information in criminal prosecutions, the national security impact of the Snowden disclosures, irregular rendition, and the global perspective on crime and punishment.



Crime and Punishment, A Global Concern: Who Does It Best and Does Isolation Really Work?Ky. L.J. (2014)

Grounding Drones: Big Brother’s Tool Box Needs Regulation Not EliminationRich. J.L. & Tech. (2014)

The Quagmire that Nobody in the Federal Government Wants to Talk About: Marijuana,New Mexico L. Rev. (2014)

United States v. Jones: Big Brother and the “Common Good” Versus the Fourth Amendment and your Right to PrivacyTenn. J.L. & Pol’y (2013)

West Africa, the EU’s Mexico: Extraditions and Drug Prosecutions in the EU could be the AnswerColum. J. Eur. L. (2013)

NSA and DEA Intelligence Sharing: Why It’s Legal and Why Reuters Got It Wrong,ExpressO (2014)

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