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It's November

Posted by Dan Gordon
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on Monday, 05 November 2012
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I can't believe it's November already.  Well, I can believe it.  I just don't want to.  Time is going by so quickly, and there is still so much to do.  In a few short weeks, classes will be over and it will be exam time.  This is the point where everyone's stress really hits.  But whatever.  It's nothing I haven't done before.  In these past few months I've learned a lot.  I'm happy about that.  ...
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Blog Entry 18

Posted by David Koelsch
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on Monday, 29 October 2012
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One of the more interesting activities my students and I do is go to jail – on behalf of our clients.  Currently, we represent two detainees in the Calhoun County Jail in Battle Creek, Michigan.  Each client is from West Africa and both attempted to enter Canada to make a refugee claim there but were not allowed to do so because they could not establish their identity and family relationships in Canada.  One client has a pretty goo...
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Networking and gingerbread

Posted by Julia Belian
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on Friday, 05 October 2012
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This week, my Property class and I started a new unit.  This unit focuses on the study of possessory estates and future interests, and that study requires (and teaches) a kind of legal thinking that is very different from most of what first-year students learn to do. Certainly, every area of law requires practitioners to read very carefully.  It is also true that when documents include complex language, they become more difficult to re...
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Jingles and professionalism

Posted by Julia Belian
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on Saturday, 22 September 2012
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Many things about Michigan surprised me when I first moved here four years ago, including the fact that I could still be so surprised - the big-box stores and fast-food chains had made me think every town had become a kind of bland Everywheretown, with little variation from place to place. I had not been a resident for more than a few hours, however, before I was on the phone telling a family member that Michigan was a land in which local jingles...

Death by Boredom

Posted by Jessica LeFevre
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I've heard a saying about law school that goes something like this: "The first year they scare you to death, the second year they work you to death, and the third year they bore you to death." Believing this to be true, I thought that I was surely going to die of boredom during my last year. Fortunately for me, I don't think I'll be experiencing a tedious, law school death. I'm happy to say that this school year has ...
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On being called on in class

Posted by Julia Belian
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on Saturday, 08 September 2012
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We have just wrapped up our third week of a new school year.  One of the great joys and privileges afforded to me is to teach first-year Property Law.  My students are, I hope, beginning to learn that I expect a lot of them.  In the 1973 film, "The Paper Chase," Prof. Kingsfield begins the protagonist's first day of law school by calling on him to recite the facts of the case of Hawkins v. McGee.  James Hart had not realized ...

The School Year Begins...

Posted by Dan Gordon
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Year: I started law school in 2010 Undergrad: B.A. in Political Science fro
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on Sunday, 26 August 2012
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So summer is officially over! My books have been purchased, classes have started, and I already have a number of assignments to finish. But I must say that I'm not particularly sorry to see Summer go. School has been on for the past two weeks, and in those two weeks I have had the opportunity to reconnect with my friends and make new friends. The SBA stuff is cool. I love the SBA team! I am just so blessed to work with them. I love wha...
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July 17, 2012

Posted by Dan Gordon
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I've finally made the move to Michigan!  I actually wanted to move here for a while, but the timing never seemed right.  Now, I'm here for my last year of law school and I couldn't be happier.  Also, I'm happy that I don't have to cook for a week because once again my Mom brought me some homecooked food.  :)      I'm still having a great summer just catching up with my friends and maki...
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Conditioning my mind to finish!

Posted by Ryan Gutierrez
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on Thursday, 12 July 2012
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It’s hard to believe that we are in July 2012. I haven’t had a moments rest, no relaxing trip, or breaks from last semester to the current one. In fact, my final for the Winter term ended on a Monday and my classes started that same week—Wednesday. Since I have enrolled in the dual degree program I have transitioned much.   Initially, being very excited that I am able to undertake law school and the MBA simultaneously, to just wanting t...
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My Summer so far...

Posted by Dan Gordon
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on Wednesday, 27 June 2012
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It's June now, and I have been enjoying my summer. From time to time I like to do this thing I used to do a lot more before I started law school called "sleeping in."  I had forgotten how wonderful it is.  Of course, I just sleep in once in a while.  But the times I do sleep in it is sweeeeeeeeeeeeet.  :) I had the opportunity to spend some time with my family recently.  That was nice.  I spent Father's Day wi...
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