Proper abbreviations for law school names

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Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby ArchRoark » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:21 pm

Ok so I wrote my Why Virginia essay and I have been abbreviating the university's name, after the first instance, as: U.Va. Law. I took it from an email sent to me by the admissions director so I assume that is correct.

What is the proper way to abbreviate University of Michigan? U. M. Law?

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby Helicio » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:25 pm

Granted, I haven't applied to law schools yet, but writing the university's name, even in abbreviated form, and then adding "Law" sounds a wee bit too clunky to me.

Why not just write "Virginia" and "Michigan" after you write their whole names first? No need to belabor the point. They understand.

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby ArchRoark » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:54 pm

Helicio wrote:Granted, I haven't applied to law schools yet, but writing the university's name, even in abbreviated form, and then adding "Law" sounds a wee bit too clunky to me.

Why not just write "Virginia" and "Michigan" after you write their whole names first? No need to belabor the point. They understand.



Hmm... yah I could do that. Just seems awkard to me "I am excited to attend Virginia" vs "I am excited to attend U.Va. Law"

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby sophia.olive » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:57 pm

what?

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby thecilent » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:01 pm

sophia.olive wrote:what?


lol

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby byunbee » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:06 pm

Tiva wrote:Ok so I wrote my Why Virginia essay and I have been abbreviating the university's name, after the first instance, as: U.Va. Law. I took it from an email sent to me by the admissions director so I assume that is correct.

What is the proper way to abbreviate University of Michigan? U. M. Law?


UMich, Michigan Law, UM, U of M. They're all used commonly and all acceptable abbreviations. But Michigan Law would be the most appropriate for this occasion.

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby P. Bateman » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:36 pm

Ann Arbor Law

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby johnnyutah » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:23 pm

Mich. St.

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby CapHillLove » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:07 pm

johnnyutah wrote:Mich. St.


lolz.

don't do that.

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby d34d9823 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:09 pm

Tiva wrote:Hmm... yah I could do that. Just seems awkard to me "I am excited to attend Virginia" vs "I am excited to attend U.Va. Law"

:shock:

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby artichoke » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:22 pm

johnnyutah wrote:Mich. St.


+1


...or MSU

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby Helicio » Sat Aug 21, 2010 12:09 pm

Tiva wrote:
Helicio wrote:Granted, I haven't applied to law schools yet, but writing the university's name, even in abbreviated form, and then adding "Law" sounds a wee bit too clunky to me.

Why not just write "Virginia" and "Michigan" after you write their whole names first? No need to belabor the point. They understand.



Hmm... yah I could do that. Just seems awkard to me "I am excited to attend Virginia" vs "I am excited to attend U.Va. Law"


I think you have it backwards. ;)

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby capitalacq » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:13 am

Tiva wrote:
Helicio wrote:Granted, I haven't applied to law schools yet, but writing the university's name, even in abbreviated form, and then adding "Law" sounds a wee bit too clunky to me.

Why not just write "Virginia" and "Michigan" after you write their whole names first? No need to belabor the point. They understand.



Hmm... yah I could do that. Just seems awkard to me "I am excited to attend Virginia" vs "I am excited to attend U.Va. Law"

Virginia Law?


and michigan prefers "Detroit BigLaw"

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby jayn3 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:40 am

capitalacq wrote:
Tiva wrote:
Helicio wrote:Granted, I haven't applied to law schools yet, but writing the university's name, even in abbreviated form, and then adding "Law" sounds a wee bit too clunky to me.

Why not just write "Virginia" and "Michigan" after you write their whole names first? No need to belabor the point. They understand.



Hmm... yah I could do that. Just seems awkard to me "I am excited to attend Virginia" vs "I am excited to attend U.Va. Law"

Virginia Law?


and michigan prefers "Detroit BigLaw"

tcr

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Re: Proper abbreviations for law school names

Postby 2ofspades » Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:19 pm

jayn3 wrote:
capitalacq wrote:and michigan prefers "Detroit BigLaw"

tcr

True...but we'll forgive you for just calling us Michigan if you throw in a few backhanded remarks about OSU.




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