Blog Entry 47

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 3rd, 2010
Do you ever have those days where you question every decision you’ve ever made? Where you look around and wonder how on earth you ended up there? Yeah, if you answered no, please tell me how you do it! 

I think it is probably a result of my search for a summer externship, but over the past couple days, I have really been freaking out about my choice to go to law school as opposed to pursuing other options like grad school or med school. I think my problem is that I have always had a clear path in front of me: high school, college, law school…and now I am suddenly faced with the prospect of having to actually make a choice of what to do next, and I’m having a difficult time making such a big choice. 

I’ve applied to four different externships so far, and if I don’t hear back from any of them by the end of the week, I have three more places to which I plan to apply. We’ll see how this goes; I’m pretty stressed about it. With my law school applications, based on my GPA and LSAT, I was confident that I would get in to at least one of the eight schools to which I applied…but now, with the limited availability of externships, there is a very real chance that I will face unanimous rejection with my first batch of applications, so that is something I may have to deal with… 

On the plus side, since the submission of my ALTA brief, the workload for my classes seems to have subsided somewhat. Of course, things should be picking up soon. We have our first year moot court competition on March 20, and final exams at the end of next month…so there really is no excuse for laziness!

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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.