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A Moment of Grace

Posted by Kathleen Moxley
Kathleen Moxley
Hi, I'm a 3L Dual JD student, originally from Ottawa and now living in Windsor
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on Wednesday, 24 April 2013
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It’s pouring rain outside and yet today is one of the most beautiful days I’ve ever seen. The last week or two have been filled with many challenges and horrible events. Multiple bombings, 3 large magnitude earthquakes and more attempted terrorist plots. I’ve even had a few hiccups of my own with my building sewer attempting to explode (not actually but it wasn’t fun), 2 papers, 2 exams, class clothing orders coming in wrong, and co-running our D...
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The Home Stretch

Posted by Javier Macias
Javier Macias
Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Sunday, 21 April 2013
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In two weeks I'll be studying for my last final as a 1L. In a few hours I'll have turned in my last writing assignment in ALTA. In a couple weeks I'll be back home in Texas. Just like in Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, things always turn out okay after a thrilling escape. If you're on the fence about going to law school, do it! It'll be the ride of your life... ...
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About to do my first trial - ahh!

Posted by Alison Carruthers
Alison Carruthers
Year: 3L (Expected Graduation May 2013) Student Org: Editor-in-Chief
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on Wednesday, 17 April 2013
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I'm going to be doing my first full trial tonight, as part of my Trial Practice class.  Its basically our final exam for that class, so each aspect of our performance will be graded.   I wanted to write this blog post in 2 phases to give you the full spectrum.  The first being today, right before the trial actually happens - because as we speak, I'm in at the height of stress and nervousness!  So this post will be more about ...
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I set out on a narrow way, many years ago...

Posted by Kathleen Moxley
Kathleen Moxley
Hi, I'm a 3L Dual JD student, originally from Ottawa and now living in Windsor
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on Thursday, 11 April 2013
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The past week has flown by and the last week of classes is upon us. One of the most common questions I get asked about the program is how we go to both schools at once, so for today here’s some insight into how the calendars from the two schools merge. For the Fall Semester UDM starts classes mid-August while Windsor starts following Labour Day two weeks later. As a result UDM typically goes into exams about one week earlier, but this normally o...

Where everybody knows your name...

Posted by Alison Carruthers
Alison Carruthers
Year: 3L (Expected Graduation May 2013) Student Org: Editor-in-Chief
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on Monday, 08 April 2013
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One of the things that drew me to this school was the seemingly close-knit atmosphere.  I liked that the school was small, etc.  And now that I've been here for 3 years, I can say that the school has really delivered that culture to me.  It is really nice to walk down the hallway and have 5 to 10 people say "Hi Alison, how are you doing" and often even ask other questions because they actually know me.  Its students, faculty, ...
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What's New? Hm Not Much

Posted by Javier Macias
Javier Macias
Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Sunday, 07 April 2013
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This past week, we got to register for next semester's classes. It was fun picking classes for myself (whereas a 1L's curriculum is set by the school). It's also pretty amazing how different my schedule is compared to my classmates'. Honestly, not too much has changed. Still outlining (reviewing my notes) to gear up for finals, still keeping up with the reading assignments, still working on the last assignments for ALTA (writing class). Extracu...
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Tolerance, Respect and the Pursuit of Religious Options

Posted by Kathleen Moxley
Kathleen Moxley
Hi, I'm a 3L Dual JD student, originally from Ottawa and now living in Windsor
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on Thursday, 04 April 2013
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One of the unique aspects of UDM is that it is a Jesuit university. When Detroit College opened in 1877 it was run by the Society of Jesus. The Law school was established in 1812 making this our school’s centennial year. In 1920 Detroit College became the University of Detroit and retained its Jesuit roots. Then in 1990 the University merged with the Mercy College of Detroit run by the Sisters of Mercy, an Irish Catholic Order. This created what ...

Because you only graduate law school twice.

Posted by Kathleen Moxley
Kathleen Moxley
Hi, I'm a 3L Dual JD student, originally from Ottawa and now living in Windsor
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on Monday, 25 March 2013
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One month from now it will all be over. No more classes, no more books and no more teacher’s dirty looks as the rhyme goes. Unfortunately that month involves 2 essays, a drafting assignment, a short memo, a short problem and 2 tests. While it sounds daunting it shouldn’t actual be too bad. I also finally get to go home this week (I haven’t been since Christmas vacation) so it will be great to get to see everyone, spend time at the cottage and get...

Nearing my last full month as a law student -- starting to look back

Posted by Alison Carruthers
Alison Carruthers
Year: 3L (Expected Graduation May 2013) Student Org: Editor-in-Chief
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on Monday, 25 March 2013
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As April gets closer, I realize that it will be the last full month I have as a law student.  That is the weirdest feeling in the world.   A close friend from law school asked me and a few other friends last week:  what was your favorite part of law school?  My answer:  (laughter)... There is no single answer, I have loved every minute of it.  Sure I'd be lying if I said it wasnt ridiculously hard, or frustrating a...
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First Day of Spring

Posted by Javier Macias
Javier Macias
Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Wednesday, 20 March 2013
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Although you can't tell from the weather, Spring is here. We are over the semester hump and getting closer to final exams. This past weekend, we had our 1L Moot Court Competition. It was a lot of fun! Everyone was really nervous going into it, but as soon as it was over, all you heard was how exhilarating the experience was for the competitors. The talk of summer internships is in the hallways, too. This is the time students start to narro...
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