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  • Javier Macias
    Javier Macias
    Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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  • Kelly Carranza
    Kelly Carranza
    Year: 3L Evening Undergrad: B.A. Latin American Studies, Oakland Un
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Year Two

Posted by Javier Macias
Javier Macias
Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Sunday, 22 September 2013
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I'm a month into 2L year and it's going well. It's odd not having Section 1 for every class, and in reality, I see the people from my 1L year very rarely. Upper level courses are smaller and a little more relaxed. Having adjunct professors is pretty cool considering three of my professors are Judges. They relate the material to their everyday lives, and it makes for a very interesting conversation. The truth of the matter is, if you're looking f...
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Welcome 1Ls!

Posted by Kelly Carranza
Kelly Carranza
Year: 3L Evening Undergrad: B.A. Latin American Studies, Oakland Un
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on Thursday, 22 August 2013
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This week is an exciting week for all incoming first years to UDM Law because it is orientation week!  On Monday, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet many of the new students during the Professionalism in Action reception.  Everyone was very nice, had great energy, and seemed really eager to dive in and get the semester started.  That was my perception anyway, and it is quite possible that many were just better at hi...
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A Tale of Two Bar Exams

Posted by Kathleen Moxley
Kathleen Moxley
Hi, I'm a 3L Dual JD student, originally from Ottawa and now living in Windsor
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on Monday, 12 August 2013
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The best laid plans of mice and men.....well you likely know the rest. Unfortunately my plan to continue blogging during the bar hit a few road blocks of its’ own. My plan for this post is to basically walk you through my study period, give you some general information on the bar process and address some of the pros and cons of writing in two jurisdictions. I also apologize in advance if this post has more typo's and spelling issues than normal. ...

4 Weeks of Freedom

Posted by Kelly Carranza
Kelly Carranza
Year: 3L Evening Undergrad: B.A. Latin American Studies, Oakland Un
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on Monday, 29 July 2013
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Summer exams are over! (That statement of course excludes those recent grads who are sitting for the bar over the next two days....ALL THE BEST TO EACH OF YOU!)  So, now what?! Well, for me, I'll be focusing on catching up with friends, getting everything back in line at work, and just trying to do as little as possible - I might even relax...might!  Doing as little as possible is completely not my style, but as I look forward...
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Summertime

Posted by Javier Macias
Javier Macias
Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Wednesday, 19 June 2013
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The heat in Texas is in triple digits, and my internship is in full swing. Working for a non-profit is quite the experience. The lack of personnel means Law Clerks take on a lot of different tasks. I am learning so much, and am able to apply what I learned during 1L Year to the activities I'm assigned. Writing petitions, talking to clients, and lots and lots of research. The team is great, the atmosphere is relaxed, and so far we haven't lost a j...
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Back to Summer School!

Posted by Kelly Carranza
Kelly Carranza
Year: 3L Evening Undergrad: B.A. Latin American Studies, Oakland Un
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on Thursday, 30 May 2013
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Wow....I hadn't realized it had been so long since my last post!  Since then, finals have come and (thankfully) gone and after a short break I'm back in class for the summer!  Right after exams I was lucky to get to take an extended weekend vacation to relax before returning to a regular work schedule. And, it has been great to get to spend real quality time wth friends and family whom I admitedly fail to see as regularly as I should d...
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Farewell UDM!!! I am looking forward to being an active alumna instead :)

Posted by Alison Carruthers
Alison Carruthers
Year: 3L (Expected Graduation May 2013) Student Org: Editor-in-Chief
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on Thursday, 16 May 2013
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This will be my last post as a UDM blogger :(  I graduated last weekend, and now I'm about to start my bar prep class, PASS the BAR(!), and start my career in September!   To follow up on my last post, life did get a bit crazy after my trial so I never got around to telling you about it.  It sure was hard, but it actually went really well and I can honestly say that I had fun now that I look back on it.  My Trial Practice cla...

Not All Roses Yet...

Posted by Kathleen Moxley
Kathleen Moxley
Hi, I'm a 3L Dual JD student, originally from Ottawa and now living in Windsor
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on Tuesday, 07 May 2013
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Two weeks past my technical last day and I suppose you’d expect me to be all relaxed and enjoying that everything is over and done. Unfortunately that’s not quite the case. While the end of classes marks one part of the process life as a law student doesn’t quite end when the classroom part does. Knowing the bar exams and job search aren’t over yet also makes it difficult to feel the normal elation of finishing a degree. Unlike many students I d...

A Moment of Grace

Posted by Kathleen Moxley
Kathleen Moxley
Hi, I'm a 3L Dual JD student, originally from Ottawa and now living in Windsor
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on Wednesday, 24 April 2013
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It’s pouring rain outside and yet today is one of the most beautiful days I’ve ever seen. The last week or two have been filled with many challenges and horrible events. Multiple bombings, 3 large magnitude earthquakes and more attempted terrorist plots. I’ve even had a few hiccups of my own with my building sewer attempting to explode (not actually but it wasn’t fun), 2 papers, 2 exams, class clothing orders coming in wrong, and co-running our D...
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The Home Stretch

Posted by Javier Macias
Javier Macias
Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Sunday, 21 April 2013
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In two weeks I'll be studying for my last final as a 1L. In a few hours I'll have turned in my last writing assignment in ALTA. In a couple weeks I'll be back home in Texas. Just like in Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, things always turn out okay after a thrilling escape. If you're on the fence about going to law school, do it! It'll be the ride of your life... ...
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