Crunch Time

Posted by Kelly Carranza
Kelly Carranza
Year: 3L Evening Undergrad: B.A. Latin American Studies, Oakland Un
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on Friday, 25 April 2014
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There has been loads going on around UDM Law and the snowy weather finally seems to be behind us, but just when you start to enjoy life just a little...finals.  It is hard to believe that it is exam time again already, and for some reason it has been really hard to get focused.  I think it is because there has been so much going on that sitting still to review class notes and cases seems abnormal.  We have had class elections, Moot Court competitions, Law Review notes due, banquets, guest lectures, award ceremonies, etc.  UDM Law does not slow down!  Whatever the reason, I am really hoping to get bitten by a study bug sometime soon.

I only have two exams this term, but put those on top of a full time job and it is more than enough.  The first one is in a week and the other is a take home.  If I could offer one piece of advice for future (and current) law students with regard to take home finals it would be:  do not underestimate them.  It seems to me that professors go out of their way to make any take home exam especially challenging.  You can expect to spend every second that they give you to work on it regardless of how long they say it might take to complete it.  I'd take the pressure of a three hour exam any day when compared to a take home final, but that could just be me. 

Here come the late nights with extra espresso in my coffee.  

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Kelly Carranza

Year: 3L Evening
Undergrad: B.A. Latin American Studies, Oakland University
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Fun Fact: Member of the very first world synchronized skating team and was a member
of Team USA for 5 years - today I also coach synchronized ice skating.