Blog Entry 115

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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March 5th, 2011
What a week! 

After a normal Monday, I had quite a busy week. I spent all day at school on Tuesday working on homework, and I also attended the Public Interest Fair. At the Fair, we got the chance to meet with representatives from community and government organizations like the US Attorney’s office, Salvation Army, FBI, and Detroit Public Schools. It was a great opportunity to become more familiar with the types of things these employers look for in new attorneys, and we were also able to find out how to take on internships with these various organizations. 

On Wednesday, I spent more time at school working on my comment, and then I had a law review editor interview.  

Thursday I got to school at 9:30am to do some moot court coaching. As a junior member, I am assigned to a national team, and I have to spend time listening to their arguments, asking questions, and giving feedback. The team I’m coaching will be going to the ABA competition in Boston this upcoming weekend, arguing for and against a hypothetical statute that would ban in-store advertisements for drugs containing pseudoephedrine. Later, at 11am, I made phone calls to try to secure judges for our upcoming moot court competition. I had a St. Thomas More Society meeting 1-2pm, and then my usual trial practice class 2-5, constitutional law 6-8pm, and criminal law 8-9:30pm. Twelve hour days at school aren’t awful…but I’m glad they don’t come around too frequently! 

Fridays are usually my day off, but this week I headed to school to put in some more hours of moot court coaching, and to help at an event for individuals who are considering law school. It was already a pretty enjoyable day, and then it got better. While I was coaching in the moot court room, I got called away by one of the law review editors from this year (I’m still not exactly sure how he knew I was there…). I was selected as the Executive Editor for Outside Articles for this upcoming year. It’s a pretty big honor: I will be responsible for selecting articles from non-UDM authors to publish in our law review, and then I will be the point person for editing those articles and preparing them for publication. I’m pretty excited about it. 

And then it was the weekend. Today is a day for working on my law review comment. We turned in our second drafts on Wednesday, but I still wasn’t overly happy with mine. My goal is to have a cleaner draft submitted to my advisor by the end of the day so that she can give me some more productive feedback. Tomorrow, I need to work on moot court (our Keenan competition starts two weeks from yesterday!), and then I’m meeting people from my trial practice class to prepare for our first “trial” on Thursday. 

Next week looks crazy busy too. Is it the weekend yet? Oh wait…

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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.