Should I type out the "formal" Law School Name?

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femmefatale
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Should I type out the "formal" Law School Name?

Postby femmefatale » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:01 pm

Help.
In my essays should I refer to the Law School using their formal name?
Ex: New York University School of Law/Georgetown University Law Center etc.

Or, is it okay to refer to them by their abbreviated names?
Ex: NYU Law/Georgetown Law?

Thanks!

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Re: Should I type out the "formal" Law School Name?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:20 pm

Refer to it once formally, and then you can shorten it up. If you really want to follow the rules, you can indicate the short version in parentheses before you use it.

I am super impressed by Georgetown University Law Center (GULC). The dining halls in particular are the main reason why GULC is amazeballs.

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Re: Should I type out the "formal" Law School Name?

Postby femmefatale » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:23 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Refer to it once formally, and then you can shorten it up. If you really want to follow the rules, you can indicate the short version in parentheses before you use it.

I am super impressed by Georgetown University Law Center (GULC). The dining halls in particular are the main reason why GULC is amazeballs.


Thanks! How did you know I was applying to GULC for the dining halls? I'm getting hungry just thinking about them. :lol:

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Re: Should I type out the "formal" Law School Name?

Postby september1 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:48 am

From the Georgetown Law Communications Guide:


NYU has something similar: http://www.law.nyu.edu/communications/styleguide

These guides are intended to be applied to the schools' publications, but there's no harm in using the same standards in your essays.

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Re: Should I type out the "formal" Law School Name?

Postby femmefatale » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:56 pm

september1 wrote:From the Georgetown Law Communications Guide:


NYU has something similar: http://www.law.nyu.edu/communications/styleguide

These guides are intended to be applied to the schools' publications, but there's no harm in using the same standards in your essays.


Awesome. That's really helpful. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Re: Should I type out the "formal" Law School Name?

Postby Nonconsecutive » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:08 pm

september1 wrote:From the Georgetown Law Communications Guide:


NYU has something similar: http://www.law.nyu.edu/communications/styleguide

These guides are intended to be applied to the schools' publications, but there's no harm in using the same standards in your essays.


Georgetown's seems persnickety.

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Re: Should I type out the "formal" Law School Name?

Postby femmefatale » Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:17 pm

If only I could find the communications guide for each school...




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