Abbreviating Law School Name in Personal Statement?

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Life2good893
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Abbreviating Law School Name in Personal Statement?

Postby Life2good893 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:12 pm

Like saying "UVA Law" versus "University of Virginia School of Law".................

Okay or not okay?

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lawschool1741
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Re: Abbreviating Law School Name in Personal Statement?

Postby lawschool1741 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:21 pm

Does using 'I'm' or 'I am' get me in to Harvard?

To your question, if the full name fits in your length limit do so; if not, then you will probably fail at life.

Either way, I think (hope) you have better things to do with your time than worry about this. Then again, I'm replying to it, so....

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Re: Abbreviating Law School Name in Personal Statement?

Postby R. Jeeves » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:28 pm

"UVA Law" is fine. Saying "Penn Law" is fine. Even saying "U Chicago" is okay. But maybe don't say something like "Gtown" or "Berk". Basically if you find an abbreviation that the school itself uses on it's website, then it's probably okay for you to use as well. But it's not something to be too worried about either way.

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Re: Abbreviating Law School Name in Personal Statement?

Postby BillsFan9907 » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:50 pm

I always wrote the full name out then abbreviated for all other mentions:

University of Chicago became U Chicago
University of Pennsylvania became U Penn

The above advice is spot on. If the school calls itself that, then u can call it that .

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Re: Abbreviating Law School Name in Personal Statement?

Postby cannibal ox » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:01 pm

Seoulless wrote:I always wrote the full name out then abbreviated for all other mentions


I'll echo this. I wrote out "University of Texas School of Law" and then called it "UT" several times afterwards and was admitted.

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Re: Abbreviating Law School Name in Personal Statement?

Postby Hat.trick » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:18 pm

The full name just sounds better when you read it. If you mention the name a lot, then abbreviate after the first one

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Re: Abbreviating Law School Name in Personal Statement?

Postby KMart » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:14 am

Hat.trick wrote:The full name just sounds better when you read it. If you mention the name a lot, then abbreviate after the first one

I tried using full names if it fit in the space constraints, if not I just chose the accepted abbreviated conventions.

OP, this won't make or break you and you have a full 3 years to worry about all the little things: don't let this one get to you.




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