Amanda Reid

Adjunct Professor of Law

(919) 962-3037
393 Carroll Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Communications Law
  • Copyright Law
  • First Amendment
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Legal Education
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Media Law


Amanda Reid (Payne) joined the Carolina faculty in 2018. She teaches media law at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, and she has a secondary appointment at Carolina Law. She has taught Legal Editing as an adjunct professor since 2019. She is a Candidate on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. And she is currently on the Board of Directors of The Daily Tar Heel. Reid clerked for Judge Susan H. Black, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Reid also practiced as a civil litigator at Holland & Knight, LLP in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to joining the Carolina faculty, she was a professor of law, where taught Intellectual Property Law, Property Law, Trusts & Estates, Civil Procedure, Lawyering Process, and Legal Editing. While in law school, she was Editor-in-Chief of UF’s Journal of Law & Public Policy.


  • J.D., High Honors, Order of the Coif, University of Florida (2004)
  • Ph.D., Journalism and Communications, University of Florida (2004)
  • M.A., Speech Communication, Florida State University (1999)
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Philosophy and Communication, Florida State University (1998)