Blog Entry 86

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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September 2nd, 2010
What a week. 

I’m sure most of you have heard the old adage about law school, “The first year, they scare you to death. The second year, they work you to death. The third year, they bore you to death.” Well, let’s just say that I’m seeing where the working to death comes in… 

This year, I only have class three days a week (M/T/Th), and I have three day weekends. Sounds nice, huh? I’m working harder than I think I have ever had to work before.  

My Advanced Advocacy class, wow. It’s only a two credit class, and it fulfills my upper-level writing requirement. (It’s also a required course for all new moot court board members.) I can already tell that this class will do wonders for my writing abilities, but it’s going to be a pretty intense class; I suspect the amount of work it will require will be way more than two credits worth.  

In addition to that, I also have source checking/editing to do for law review, and I need to start doing some research on the topic that I would like to write about for my note or comment. I feel a lot of pressure to find something interesting to write about…not only would I love the chance to get published, but I also can’t imagine how awful it would be to have to devote hours upon endless hours of my life researching and writing about something that doesn’t actually interest me. 

Oh, and then on top of those two responsibilities, I still have three other substantive classes, plus my responsibilities as VP of the St. Thomas More Society, plus all of those silly things like eating and sleeping.  

At this point, I really can’t afford to take a day off from my homework; it just keeps piling up. I’m hopeful that things will at least become less overwhelming, and that the work will be less exhausting. I have a four day weekend ahead of me, and I’m planning to use the time to really get a handle on my work, and take some time relax and recharge. Short week next week; I have a newfound appreciation for Labor Day!

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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.