Alison Carruthers

Alison Carruthers

Year: 3L (Expected Graduation May 2013)
Student Org: Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review
Undergrad: B.A. Finance, Michigan State University
Hometown: Canton, MI
Fun Fact: Avid golfer and cook
Contact: carrutal@gmail.com

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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...

About to do my first trial - ahh!

Posted by Alison Carruthers
Alison Carruthers
Year: 3L (Expected Graduation May 2013) Student Org: Editor-in-Chief
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on Wednesday, 17 April 2013
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I'm going to be doing my first full trial tonight, as part of my Trial Practice class.  Its basically our final exam for that class, so each aspect of our performance will be graded.   I wanted to write this blog post in 2 phases to give you the full spectrum.  The first being today, right before the trial actually happens - because as we speak, I'm in at the height of stress and nervousness!  So this post will be more about ...
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Where everybody knows your name...

Posted by Alison Carruthers
Alison Carruthers
Year: 3L (Expected Graduation May 2013) Student Org: Editor-in-Chief
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on Monday, 08 April 2013
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One of the things that drew me to this school was the seemingly close-knit atmosphere.  I liked that the school was small, etc.  And now that I've been here for 3 years, I can say that the school has really delivered that culture to me.  It is really nice to walk down the hallway and have 5 to 10 people say "Hi Alison, how are you doing" and often even ask other questions because they actually know me.  Its students, faculty, ...
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Nearing my last full month as a law student -- starting to look back

Posted by Alison Carruthers
Alison Carruthers
Year: 3L (Expected Graduation May 2013) Student Org: Editor-in-Chief
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on Monday, 25 March 2013
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As April gets closer, I realize that it will be the last full month I have as a law student.  That is the weirdest feeling in the world.   A close friend from law school asked me and a few other friends last week:  what was your favorite part of law school?  My answer:  (laughter)... There is no single answer, I have loved every minute of it.  Sure I'd be lying if I said it wasnt ridiculously hard, or frustrating a...
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Has law school gone by fast or slow???

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Alison Carruthers
Year: 3L (Expected Graduation May 2013) Student Org: Editor-in-Chief
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on Monday, 11 March 2013
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Now that graduation is less than 2 months away (scary!) - I cannot figure out if I believe law school went by fast or slow.  It just depends on what angle I look at it.  In some ways it feels like my first day was "forever-ago"; but in other ways it has flown by at lightning speed.  I'm definitely excited and really anxious to start my job in the fall, which is what makes the passing time feel slow.  But I'm sad to leave a rea...
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Multitasking My Way to a Successful Career in Law

Posted by Alison Carruthers
Alison Carruthers
Year: 3L (Expected Graduation May 2013) Student Org: Editor-in-Chief
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on Wednesday, 27 February 2013
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While law school has definitely involved its fair shair of multitasking challenges for me from the very beginning, this past year has been the most challenging. But I've made sure that it has also been fun. Traditionally 3L's like myself would coast through their last year, but not me!  I chose to take on quite a lot.  And I think that most 3L's are unable to coast in their last year just because of today's tight legal market and the mo...
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