Blog Entry 70

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 Friday, 21 October 2011
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April 25th, 2010
Is it May 4th yet? 

Today has been a rough day. It started off well enough with a bit of studying for property at Panera and a shopping trip where I was actually able to find shorts of a reasonable length (and they were on sale!). 

Then, just before dinner it was like I suddenly hit a wall. I had one of my epic “I can’t do this anymore!” moments, the kind where I feel completely inadequate and have zero desire to do anything productive. Of course this would happen to me mere days before my first final exam. I indulged in my mood for a good hour and then decided that I had to get out of the house…so here I am at Caribou. I have to say, there is nothing quite like Caribou’s white hot chocolate to get yourself out of a funk.

No, I’m not just procrastinating right now…I do actually have something interesting to contribute to my blog today. As I’m sure many of you have figured out, I hate doing homework at home; I’m always going out to do homework. During the past couple weeks, I have been approached by people on three separate occasions while studying in public. All of the people were lawyers who noticed that I was drowning in law textbooks and wanted to come and chat about law school, or offer their best wishes. I think it really says something about the universal nature of the law school experience; although these people have already graduated and probably went to different schools, they all seemed to remember life as a 1L, studying for their end-of-the-year property exam. I just found that really inspiring; even though there are so many lawyers out there, there is still that common foundation. I think it definitely helps to think about such things when the going gets tough. How many lawyers are there? If all of them can make it through law school, certainly I can get through my first year… 

I think I’m going to give the studying another half hour (until Caribou closes…) and then go home and get some sleep. The law is exhausting.

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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.