Graduate Profile: Eric Reed
Eric Reed uses the critical thinking skills he gained as a philosophy major every day in his law practice.
Reed, an attorney for Fox Rothschild LLP in Philadelphia, graduated from Alma summa cum laude as a public affairs fellow in 1998 with a philosophy and history major. He completed law school at the University of Michigan.
“Alma attracted me with its opportunities for personalized education, particularly the individual attention from professors, and its supportive environment for educational and personal growth,” he says.
“My studies in the philosophy department taught me to question the foundations of positions others offer as gospel,” he says. “When debating opposing counsel in court, I often think of Professor Massanari and his directive to question assumptions. When I recognize errors in the opposition’s logic, I recall lessons from Professor Dixon’s critical thinking course.”
The DeWitt native was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and worked for the Almanian newspaper during his time at Alma.
“I found my overall educational experience at Alma to be of great value while attending law school at the University of Michigan, in securing internships with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office, and in my every day law practice,” he says.