Blog Entry 85

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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August 31st, 2010
I hope the school year is starting off well for everyone.  

This semester, I have an interesting course load. On Mondays, I have Advanced Advocacy, an upper-level writing course required for students on moot court. Tuesdays are my crazy busy days with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Evidence, and Criminal Procedure; I have class 9-4pm, with a break from 1 to 2. Thursdays are pretty similar, but I only have Evidence and Crim. Pro. Wednesdays and Fridays are the best days…no classes! 

So far, the semester seems to be going well enough. Four months off for the summer is a ridiculously long time, and I have found it difficult to get back into my school routine. I’m hoping within these first few weeks, I will regain my ability to effectively read through cases with the speed that I had reached at the end of last year. 

It has been very weird adjusting to having class only three days out of the week. So far, that has meant days of great stress, followed by relaxing “let’s not worry about school today” days. Maybe there is a better way to go about things, but my way has been working well so far…short-term goals and rewards. 

Today was my first full Tuesday. ADR was cancelled last week, which gave me a chance to slowly ease my way into a normal routine. Today though, in addition to my regular three classes, I had a career services workshop during my only break. (They provided lunch though; it works.) This means that I was basically in class straight from 9am-4pm. Yikes. I’ve decided that Tuesday nights are going to be my relaxing and/or social evenings…I will have all day Wednesday to deal with my homework for Thursday. Tonight, after I made dinner, I read a non-textbook and watched some television. Oh so nice. I’m afraid I could get used to this…

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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.