Blog Entry 48

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 4th, 2010
Already Thursday! 

Today is a late babysitting sort of day. I’m usually done on Thursdays by 6:15pm, but it’s looking more like 9pm tonight. I just finished making a gourmet meal of chicken nuggets, rice and strawberries (as always, I am so thankful for their simple tastes), and now they are off playing by themselves as though I don’t exist. I suppose it’s a good time to update my blog. 

It’s been a pretty fast moving week, and pretty normal too. Yesterday, I went to the capital punishment debate that Ashley mentioned. Some of their discussion was a bit technical for my understanding (I’m sure it didn’t help matters that I was exhausted), but it was really interesting. The professors who spoke had really strong backgrounds on capital punishment issues; I am amazed by the wide range of specialties our professors have. 

My big issue of the week involved stocking feet on carpeted stairs. I slipped, fell down three or four stairs, bloodied up my elbow, banged up my back. As active as I am, I always seem to get injured during the more mundane of activities.  

Today was an exciting day for the 1Ls. Our moot court assignments were posted. We are going to be arguing the issue about which we wrote our briefs, and we today found out what side we will be arguing (I’m arguing the side I originally wrote for, for which I’m grateful), what time of day (afternoon!) and who we will be arguing against (I’m against a friend of a friend). We were also assigned to a coach who will help us prepare for our oral argument. Because of my wonderful UDM pre-law professor, Dr. Mantzopoulos, I have already had some moot court experience, so although I’m anxious about this moot court, I’m also excited to take my previous experiences to a new level. 

Anyhow, I should probably get to working on my reading for tomorrow. My civpro professor, Prof. Goldman, recognizes that we are never too old for things like snack time, and lets us have “treat day” once a week. It’s my turn to bring in a treat for tomorrow and I’m making rice krispie treats…

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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.