Blog Entry 99

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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November 15th, 2010
Today was a crazy sort of day. 

I must confess, despite my best efforts (well, maybe not…), my summary and externship paper didn’t get completed on Friday. My summary was turned in early on Sunday (it would have been Saturday, but it was a partner assignment, so we needed to make sure we were both in agreement before we submitted it), and my externship paper was submitted this afternoon. 

I got up and out early this morning, getting to school at 10am before my last advanced advocacy class at noon. I was able to get my paper finished up just in time for class. With it being our last class of the semester, and the deadline for our briefs quickly approaching, we had the opportunity to do a bit of practice in oral argument. We each went up for around 3-5 minutes and presented a little bit of our argument, and Professor Streicher would then interrupt and challenge us with questions. Considering the fact that our arguments are all about half written, and we weren’t given time to prepare, it was a pretty unnerving experience. That being said, it was a great opportunity for us to think about arguments we may not have previously considered, get some ideas of how our classmates responded to certain challenges, and, most importantly, showed us that we really have a better handle on this topic than we initially thought. 

After that, I stuck around school and did some catch-up work, and some socializing, waiting for a special speaker presentation. I got to see Michael Collins, an author and “ultra marathoner.” He has the most remarkable stories, and it was definitely a great motivation going into final exams season. His website is if you are interested in checking it out. 

Now, I am home making some dinner and then it’s back to reading for class tomorrow. My last final exam is a month from yesterday…yikes!

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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.