Blog Entry 108

Posted by Meagan Hanna
Meagan Hanna
Meagan is a May 2012 graduate of UDM Law. She was admitted to the Michigan Bar i
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January 10th, 2011

Look! We have pretty, new classrooms!  

If any of you have toured our school previously, and are still waffling on whether we’re the right place for you, I recommend coming by and checking out some of our new changes. I had class in one of our newly renovated classrooms today, and I was amazed at the transformation! I mean, when it comes down to things, a law school is much more than a building, but a nice building certainly doesn’t hurt! 

Today, I had my first class of the semester: federal jurisdiction. This class looks at cases, and asks the question of whether or not the case can be heard in the federal court system. It seems like a pretty intimidating subject matter, although a lot of the topics came up, at least briefly, in our research for advanced advocacy last semester. Also, Professor Henning is wonderful, and seems enthusiastic about teaching the class, so I’m hoping that will help to make this intimidating subject matter a little less scary. 

Today, my goal is to develop a research plan for my law review note. I talked to my advisor today, and started to get a feel for what my finished product was going to look like, and now I am going to go through that outline, and figure out what I still need to research before I can begin to write my note. This is looking like an awful lot of work, but I’m hoping the end result will be awesome enough that all of this time spent researching will have been worthwhile.  

Later this week, I am going to meet with my partner for the Keenan moot court competition so that we can plan out our brief writing. Between law review and moot court, I have a lot going on in the next three weeks or so, so it is going to require some well-thought-out planning, and strict scheduling. Oh, and then I have classes too… 

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Meagan Hanna

Meagan is a May 2012 graduate of UDM Law. She was admitted to the Michigan Bar in November, and she recently joined the Grand Traverse County Prosecutor’s Office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.

During law school, Meagan was active around the School of Law as the Law Review's Executive Editor of Outside Articles and the Vice-President of the St. Thomas More Society. She participated in the Criminal Trial Clinic, and took advantage of two internships with the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office and a summer internship with Judge Stephen Murphy of the Eastern District of Michigan.

In her free time, Meagan also serves as a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, enjoys tap dancing, and can't resist reading a good book.

Meagan genuinely enjoyed her time at UDM Law and she is passionate about talking to prospective students about her experience. Please contact the admissions office to obtain her contact information.