LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

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LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by xylocarp » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:44 am

0L - A law school applicant. This term is derived from the standard law school system whereby first-year students are called "1Ls", second-year students are "2Ls", and third-year students are "3Ls".
AA - Affirmative action OR African American OR Ann Arbor
Adcomm - Admission committee/admission committee member
ASD - Admitted Students' Day
ASW - Admitted Students' Weekend
BC - Boston College
Bibles - PowerScore logic games and logical reasoning study guides
BP - BluePrint (LSAT prep)
BU - Boston University
Cal, or Boalt, or UCB, or Berk - names for UC Berkeley Law
CCN - Chicago, Columbia, NYU
C/O - Class of
CLS - Columbia Law School
Ding - Rejected
EA - Early Action: a non-binding application option. Apply early, and get a decision by a specified date
ED - Early Decision - a binding application option. "If accepted to school X, I will attend."
E&E - Examples & Explanations. This is a series of primers covering various legal subjects.
Flame - A fake profile, persona, or hypothetical situation designed to mislead, antagonize, or annoy.
GMU - George Mason University
Gray/Gray Day - terminology referencing when LSAC icons turn gray, signifying that LSAT scores are coming out that day
GULC - Georgetown University Law Center
GWU - George Washington University
HLS - Harvard Law School
HTH - Hope this helps
HYP - Harvard, Yale, Princeton (undergrad)
HYS - Harvard, Yale, Stanford (law schools)
IP - Intellectual property
IRL - In real life
ITT - In This Thread
JS1 - interview request from Harvard (first contact from Jessica Soban)
JS2 - acceptance to Harvard
KJD - someone who went straight from “Kindergarten” through their “JD” (i.e. someone who didn’t take any time off to work after undergrad)
LG - Logic games section of the LSAT ("analytical reasoning")
LOCI - Letter of continued interest
LOR- Letter of recommendation
LR - Logical reasoning section of the LSAT
LSL - LawSchool.Life
LSN - LawSchoolNumbers.com
LST - Law School Transparency (employment data & more) http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/
MA - Mexican American
NA - Native American
NYLS - New York Law School
OCI - On-Campus Interview
OP - Original Poster
PI - Public interest
PM - Private message (noun) or Send/sent a Private Message to (verb)
PR - Puerto Rican
PS - Personal statement
PT - either “practice test” or “priority track” (referring to the Duke program)
RA - Reasonable Accommodation
RC - Reading comprehension section of the LSAT
SA - Summer Associate
SLS - Stanford Law School
TL;DR - Too Long, Didn't Read
T1 - Tier one schools according to USNWR (1-50)
T2 - Tier 2 (50-104)
T3 - Tier 3 (105-139)
T4 - Tier 4 (the rest)
T6 - Top 6 law schools (Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Chicago, NYU)
T13 - The top 13 schools
T14 - The top 14 schools, traditionally including Georgetown
TITCR - This is the credited/correct response
TLS - An inferior website to this one
TTT - Third tier toilet, derogatory reference to 3rd and 4th tier schools
UCB - University of California, Berkeley
UG - Undergrad
UofC - University of Chicago
UR 1, 2, etc. - status checker updates of “under review”
URM - Under-represented minority
USNWR - US News and World Report's Law School Rankings
V10/V100 - The top n firms, as ranked by Vault
W&L - Washington and Lee
W&M - William and Mary
WL - Waitlist/Waitlisted
WUSTL - Washington University in St Louis
YLS - Yale Law School
YP - Yield protect

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by Experiment626 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:03 am

xylocarp wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:44 am
Do we have sticky functionality working over here? If so, requesting sticky so this doesn't get lost in the waves of threads that are going to be made.

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by Rowdy » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:24 am

*T13

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by Nony » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:29 am

Experiment626 wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:03 am
xylocarp wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:44 am
Do we have sticky functionality working over here? If so, requesting sticky so this doesn't get lost in the waves of threads that are going to be made.
It’s not working right now, but we’re getting to it, and will sticky this when we can.

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by Experiment626 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:38 am

Nony wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:29 am
It’s not working right now, but we’re getting to it, and will sticky this when we can.

❤️ for everything you're doing.

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by pancakes3 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:46 pm

buttsy

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by Experiment626 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:24 pm

xylocarp wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:44 am
I would recommend adding RA- Reasonable Accommodation

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by ContigoMontoya » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:08 am

JS1/JS2 would have been helpful when I first started off

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by Stranger » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:15 pm

Rowdy wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:24 am
*T13
Indeed, can we edit the OP to reflect that, and possibly note that there's a stable T19 as well (and try to nip this T20 nonsense in the bud, because no one has ever been able to tell me what the twentieth school is)?

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by Kodokushiest » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:05 pm

PSYCHM - Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Caltech, Harvard, MIT (i.e., elite national universities)

WASP - Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore, Pomona (i.e., elite LACs)

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by Nony » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:13 pm

Kodokushiest wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:05 pm
PSYCHM - Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Caltech, Harvard, MIT (i.e., elite national universities)

WASP - Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore, Pomona (i.e., elite LACs)
No. Stop it. We're not going to adopt your pretentious shtick.

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by UVA2B » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:18 pm

Nony wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:13 pm
Kodokushiest wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:05 pm
PSYCHM - Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Caltech, Harvard, MIT (i.e., elite national universities)

WASP - Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore, Pomona (i.e., elite LACs)
No. Stop it. We're not going to adopt your pretentious shtick.
Moreover, it's not even really compelling shtick. But you know that Hikkoku.

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by bojack93 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:38 am

UR 1, 2, etc. and PT (practice test/Duke Priority Track) would be helpful additions.

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by Naguib » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:35 pm

C/O is class of

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by xylocarp » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:26 pm

Added suggestions, thanks all ☺️

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by pozzo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:35 am

Gray/Gray Day

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by xylocarp » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:05 pm

pozzo wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:35 am
Gray/Gray Day
Good call

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by Maxhenry » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:00 am

What about KJD?

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by UVA2B » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:37 am

If you’re gonna have GMU as an abbreviation, ASSLaw needs to at least be mentioned

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by xylocarp » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:50 am

UVA2B wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:37 am
If you’re gonna have GMU as an abbreviation, ASSLaw needs to at least be mentioned
I just copy/pasted from the TLS thread tbh hence GMU

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by emkay625 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:35 pm

This is a great idea.

I had never heard T19 before, but I agree it makes sense.

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by Stranger » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:42 pm

emkay625 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:35 pm
This is a great idea.

I had never heard T19 before, but I agree it makes sense.
If we're gonna stop saying "T14" because it doesn't match reality, we'd do ourselves a favor by doing the same with "T20" unless some school solidifies a grip on spot #20 in the rankings and challenges USC and Wash U at least occasionally.

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by LoganCouture » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:43 pm

MS9

Edit w serious suggestions: Cal = Boalt = UCB = Berk

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by pancakes3 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:25 pm

pw = picwhore

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Re: LSL Abbreviations and Jargon

Post by xylocarp » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:19 pm

pancakes3 wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:25 pm
pw = picwhore
Technically this is supposed to be on topic abbrevs although I guess waiters do use pw

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