Monterey College of Law Graduate Selected for U.S. Congressional Fellowship

Chris reedMonterey College of Law 2012 graduate Christopher Reed has been selected for a 2013 United States Congressional Fellowship. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – USA Congressional Fellowship is a highly competitive program in which three graduate professionals are selected from a national competition to spend a year in Washington serving as advisers to the U.S. Congress and to key U.S. Department of State decision-makers.

Known as either a Congressional Fellowship or an Engineering & Diplomacy Fellowship, this program links science, technology and engineering professionals with government, and provides a mechanism for IEEE’s U.S. members to learn firsthand about the public policy process while imparting their knowledge and experience to policymakers. In January, Reed began serving on the staff of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

Prior to attending law school, Reed served in senior leadership roles at companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 such as Intellisync, Borland, and Nokia.


 I am convinced that my law degree from Monterey College of Law gave my application a distinct advantage in the highly competitive process to become a finalist for this fellowship.                    Christopher Reed, 2012 MCL Graduate

“Chris is an excellent example of an MCL law student who returned to law school after a successful career in another industry, and upon completion of his JD degree, combined his previous business experience with his law school education,” said Mitchel L. Winick, President and Dean of MCL. “We are so proud that Chris was selected from a group of applicants that included graduates from some of the most prestigious academic programs in the US,” said Winick.

Monterey College of Law is celebrating its 40th year providing legal education to residents of the Central Coast. The law school has a main campus adjacent to CSUMB in Seaside and also a first-year program in Santa Cruz. Over the past several years, the law school has received recognition as having one of the highest cumulative bar pass rates in the state.

For additional information contact:

Mitchel L. Winick
President and Dean
Monterey College of Law

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