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My Best Friend And Worst Enemy

Posted by Kelly Carranza
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Year: 3L Evening Undergrad: B.A. Latin American Studies, Oakland Un
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on Thursday, 21 March 2013
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The other day I volunteered to help at an open house for prospective students.  This was not the first time (nor the last) but I have come to realize that one of the most common questions asked to me is "How do you do it?"  Each time I am asked that quesion I sort of chuckle to myself because I honestly don't know - I just do. To put this into perspective- I am an evening student and that means I attend classes four nights a week, I al...
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First Day of Spring

Posted by Javier Macias
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Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Wednesday, 20 March 2013
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Although you can't tell from the weather, Spring is here. We are over the semester hump and getting closer to final exams. This past weekend, we had our 1L Moot Court Competition. It was a lot of fun! Everyone was really nervous going into it, but as soon as it was over, all you heard was how exhilarating the experience was for the competitors. The talk of summer internships is in the hallways, too. This is the time students start to narro...
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2013: A Detroit Odyssey

Posted by Kathleen Moxley
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Hi, I'm a 3L Dual JD student, originally from Ottawa and now living in Windsor
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on Monday, 18 March 2013
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After such a busy start to the semester (or really first half of the semester) I feel like I’m finally settling back into the normal swing and sway of law school. Last week involved 2 smaller assignments, meeting with a professor about one of my midterms and generally just getting myself sorted out for the rest of the semester; nothing huge or phenomenal but a successful week nonetheless. I was also lucky in that a friend of mine took advantage ...

Spring forward...Already?

Posted by Kelly Carranza
Kelly Carranza
Year: 3L Evening Undergrad: B.A. Latin American Studies, Oakland Un
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on Wednesday, 13 March 2013
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Generally, daylight savings time comes and goes almost without being noticed.  This year - not so much. I can't believe it is already this time of year and I think I'm still recovering from that lost hour of sleep over the weekend.  That probably sounds a bit strange, but every minute of sleep seems to count these days.  A jam packed calendar is to blame... There are numerous things going on at UDM in the upcoming weeks- the 1L mo...
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David Koelsch's Blog

Posted by David Koelsch
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David C. Koelsch is an Associate Professor and Director of the Immigration Law C
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on Wednesday, 13 March 2013
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"Life's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get."  This is a somewhat dated reference but the immortal lines uttered by Forrest Gump could equally be applied to work in the Immigration Law Clinic.  At least once each week, students leave the Law School to go out into the community to meet with real people and try to see if we can fix their legal issues.  Last night, we were out in Southwest Detroit at a lo...
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The a priori use of the consumer confidence argument

Posted by Langvardt, Kyle
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Professor Langvardt joined the UDM faculty in Fall 2012. Before UDM Law, he was
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on Tuesday, 12 March 2013
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I was listening to yesterday's Diane Rehm show and heard the following exchange between a caller named Tina and an economist named Ed Conard.  I've attached Tina's question and Conard's response below so that you can check my characterization of what was said. Basically, Tina's family is well-to-do but frugal.  Tina asked whether her family's low level of consumer spending is the sort of thing that affects the economy in one way or ano...

It's Just a Step to the Left....

Posted by Kathleen Moxley
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Hi, I'm a 3L Dual JD student, originally from Ottawa and now living in Windsor
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on Monday, 11 March 2013
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Well the last two weeks have definitely been a whirlwind. Last weekend featured both the Niagara International Moot and UDM’s annual Barrister’s Ball. After a rocky start on my way to Toronto (who knew there were two Intercontinental Hotels in downtown?), the weekend went pretty smoothly. The competition kicked off on Friday with 4 rounds per team. Our team did well and gathered strength throughout the day. Unfortunately we got out argued by som...

Has law school gone by fast or slow???

Posted by Alison Carruthers
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Year: 3L (Expected Graduation May 2013) Student Org: Editor-in-Chief
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on Monday, 11 March 2013
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Now that graduation is less than 2 months away (scary!) - I cannot figure out if I believe law school went by fast or slow.  It just depends on what angle I look at it.  In some ways it feels like my first day was "forever-ago"; but in other ways it has flown by at lightning speed.  I'm definitely excited and really anxious to start my job in the fall, which is what makes the passing time feel slow.  But I'm sad to leave a rea...
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Posted by Javier Macias
Javier Macias
Year: 1L, Class of 2015 Undergrad: B.B.A. Marketing, University of
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on Monday, 04 March 2013
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Diving right in, yesterday was a blast. We had our annual Barrister's Ball, and it did not disappoint. It was nice to see everyone dressed up and having a good time. The most important thing I've learned this year is to keep laughing. Letting yourself get drowned in law school will turn your heart black. Don't get me wrong, stay on top of your assignments, but there's no reason to think you can't have a little me-time as well. That being said, i...
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Twas the night before Keenan...

Posted by Kelly Carranza
Kelly Carranza
Year: 3L Evening Undergrad: B.A. Latin American Studies, Oakland Un
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on Thursday, 28 February 2013
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Well, I've never blogged before, but I suppose now is a good time to start given the upcoming events of this weekend.  Tomorrow begins the preliminary rounds of the Keenan Moot Court competition here at UDM, and I'll be the first to admit I'm very nervous!  My partner and I have been practicing for the oral argument for a couple weeks now after turning in our brief that basically took over all of our "free" time for a month.  I jus...
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