Blog Entry 2

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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on Thursday, 20 October 2011
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What a crazy Monday!

Today has been quite a challenging day in terms of time management. It started off at 10am with about an hour of working in the library, followed by a Property supplemental review session from 11-1 and then Civil Procedure and Torts from 2-6 (with a half hour break in between).  I am just now sitting down to blog and eat some dinner before heading to a Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting at 7:30. Yikes. Fortunately, my homework for tomorrow is pretty light…

On the subject of work…under ABA regulations, full time students are not permitted to work over 20 hours per week. In fact, many first year students (at least that I’ve seen) choose not to work at all. Let me just present a contrary example: I worked a great deal throughout my undergrad, and a lot of those opportunities followed me to law school. (I generally work 10-15 hours/week in a few different jobs.) What you choose to do will depend entirely on your financial needs and the conditions under which you work best. I work best under pressure; the more I have to do, the better everything gets done. Others are able to see a six hour time block and spend that time frame working on a single assignment. Unless your situation requires otherwise, I highly recommend giving it at least a couple weeks to figure out just how much time you have for employment.

I want to mention my Property supplemental review session for a brief moment. Professor Dodge wins my above-and-beyond award for the day; in discussing the lovely subject of future interests, it was clear that my class could benefit from additional instruction on the matter. She extended a couple class periods to go over the subject in more detail, and arranged additional review sessions outside of our normal class time (which may not sound like a good thing to you now, but trust me, it’s a good thing…). I know all schools boast about their great faculties…I can’t speak for them, but ours are always exceeding my expectations and I think that was definitely something worth mentioning.

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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.