Blog Entry 105

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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on Friday, 21 October 2011
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December 23rd, 2010
Done. Done! DONE! 

Yippee! I am done for the semester…which means I am halfway through my law school career! 

Funny though, if anything, I’ve been busier during my “break” than I was during the semester! A lot of my friends from high school are in graduate and professional school out of state, so I’ve had a pretty rich social life over the past few days. I’ve also been doing the whole Christmas thing: putting up decorations, baking cookies, shopping and wrapping presents. Add to that working at Bath and Body Works, and I’ve been just a bit busy.  

(On this note, please allow me to rant for just a minute: when you are doing your shopping, holiday or otherwise, if you are not able to be pleasant towards the overworked and under paid individuals behind the counter, please consider online shopping or something. The overwhelmingly patient store associates do not come up with in-store promotions, do not create coupons, and are not the ones who bought up all of that one particular item you were looking for but that happens to be out-of-stock. If you are one of those customers who smiles and asks me how my day is going, and then wishes me a happy holiday or something similar, you just made my day. If it were socially acceptable to hug strangers, I would have done so.) 

So what does this break have in store for me? A lot more socializing…and more working and some schoolwork. *Grumble.* My goal for break is an hour for each weekday that I’m off from school…which works out to fifteen total hours. That’s doable…right? I have my law review note to be working on, and then on December 30, I will have the Kennen Appellate Advocacy (i.e. moot court) competition to prepare for. (All second year Moot Court Board members, aside from the limited number of students who are on national teams, are required to participate, but the competition is open to all second and third year students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and students get one pass/fail credit for participating.) Rumor has it that the first drafts of our law review notes are due at the end of January, and our moot court briefs are due at the beginning of February…so if I do not make good use of my time during break, it means I will have quite the stressful month once I return. 

But I don’t like to think about those sorts of things now…it’s the holiday season! I hope everyone has a relaxing and fun Christmas!!  

(And I’m sorry to all of my Jewish readers: I missed the boat on wishing everyone a “Happy Hanukkah” a couple weeks ago…I was going to look up whether it would be better to express this message on the first day or the last day, and then I just missed it altogether.)

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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.