Blog Entry 3

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 Thursday, 20 October 2011
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The week is already 40% over!

Today, I had Contracts 9-10:30am and then ALTA (Applied Legal Theory and Analysis) 11:30a-1p. After class, I also had a conference with my ALTA professor (the fabulous Professor Lysaght) about my final writing assignment for the semester. Later, I babysat for a couple hours before heading home for the day.

If you have looked into UDM Law at all, you likely have heard mentions of our ALTA class. Most days I really enjoy ALTA; it is easy to see how we will use the skills we develop in our professional lives. (It is rather a lot more difficult to enjoy the class when we have assignments due, but I think that’s just par for the course…) We had two graded writing assignments for the semester; the first was a memo that was similar to what we would send to a senior partner as a first year associate. At the moment, we are working on a client letter where we take a set of hypothetical facts, research how a court would likely rule, and advise the client of his options. Our class has required conferences this week to discuss our letters with our professor…and I walked out of mine feeling so much better about the assignment. The best part? ALTA was cancelled for Thursday!

Anyway, now that I have this posted, it’s back to a short reading assignment for Property and then probably a couple hours of work on Torts…I’m hoping to get to bed before midnight. It seems like H1N1 keeps getting closer and closer and I’m convinced that it will attack as soon as I fall under the weather (which is so easy to do in law school…).

My advice for law school and life in general: take your vitamins, wash your hands…and stay far away from people who are coughing and sneezing!

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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.