Blog Entry 109

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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January 23th, 2011

Yeesh. Just a little busy… 

This semester is going to be my most challenging one, probably of my law school career. I am taking seventeen credits this semester, which was definitely not the plan…it just ended up that way with all of the classes/co-curriculars that I wanted to take. (The max is generally sixteen credits, but I was able to request a waiver of this limitation so that I would still be able to get credit for the work I would be doing for law review and moot court.) 

My schedule (credits-wise) consists of:

Criminal Law (3)

Constitutional Law (4)

Federal Jurisdiction (3)

Trial Practice (3)

Law Review (2)

Moot Court Board and Keenan Competition (1+1) 

This month is a crazy month. On Feb. 2, our moot court briefs are due. On Feb. 6, the first drafts of our law review notes/comments are due. On Feb. 15, I have a criminal law paper due. (It was originally due on Feb. 10, which would have made life super fun, but then my professor pushed it back a week. Phew!!) 

This weekend was relatively uneventful, and similarly unproductive. I’m not sure if I was overwhelmed, or if Thursdays just wear me out too much, but on Friday, I had convinced myself I was dying. I started to update my blog, and an hour later I had written a whole three sentences. I found an article for my law review comment, and I kept reading the same paragraph over and over again. I ended up laying on the couch watching TV for a large part of the day. My big accomplishment of the day was doing a load of laundry…and not dying, obviously. 

My lazy day must have been just what I needed, because I woke up on Saturday feeling great. I had organized a Capuchin Soup Kitchen trip with the St. Thomas More Society, and it went ever so well. We served meatballs and rice to a couple hundred individuals, and were reminded of the importance of serving in our community. 

Later that day, I did work on my moot court brief, and spent some time with family. 

Then today, Sunday, I spent some time working on my law review comment. I’m at the point now where I’m starting to put thoughts on paper, and figuring out where I’m going with things, what still needs to be researched, and all that jazz.  

Now tonight, I just have my reading for federal jurisdiction, and then it’s early to bed so I can be refreshed for a new week of law school fun. 

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About the author

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.