Blog Entry 118

Posted by Meagan Hanna
Meagan Hanna
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March 19th, 2011
Today was Day 14 in my “let’s see how many days in a row I can make the trip downtown” adventure. 

Today was the second day of the Patrick A. Keenan Memorial Appellate Advocacy Tournament. As an incoming editor of law review, I am not eligible for a position as a national team member next year (and competing for those positions was a big part of this competition), so the pressure was off. My partner and I ended up doing really well, and made it through to the semifinals! Not bad for a pair who went in with the hope of just doing a respectable job...I have to say though: after five rounds of argument on the same problem, if I never hear about generic drugs or federal preemption again, it will be too soon! 

Now that the competition is over, I really need to get my law review comment together: it’s due eight days from today. I really love my topic, and I think I have a good argument, so now I just really want to make sure it’s written in a way that does it justice.  

I plan on working really hard…starting tomorrow. After an exhausting day at school yesterday, a full day of argument today, all following the busiest two weeks of my life, I think I’ve bought myself a night off.  

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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.