TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

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TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby TLS_user » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:08 pm

Abbreviations (and jargon) on TLS:

With respect to students:
  • 0L - Law school applicant or prospective applicant
  • 1L - First-year law student
  • 2L - Second-year law student
  • 3L - Third-year law student
  • 4L - Fourth-year law student (part-time evening JD programs only)
  • AA - African-American or affirmative action
  • FGP - First-generation professional - first generation in family to attend college or graduate school
  • URM - Underrepresented minority (law school admissions purposes only)
With respect to the LSAT:
  • Bibles/PS - PowerScore (LSAT prep)
  • BP - BluePrint (LSAT prep)
  • LG/AR - Logic Games/Analytical Reasoning (LSAT section)
  • LR - Logical Reasoning (LSAT section)
  • RC - Reading Comprehension (LSAT section)
  • TM - TestMasters (LSAT prep)
  • WS - Writing Sample (LSAT section)
With respect to law schools:
  • 25%/50%/75% - The 25%/50%/75% UG GPA or LSAT score of a law school's admitted students
  • ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union - a liberal law student/lawyer association
  • ACS - American Constitution Society - a liberal law student/lawyer association
  • Adcom/Adcomm - Admissions committee/admissions committee member
  • APALSA - Asian/Pacific-American Law Student Association
  • ASD/ASW - Admitted Students' Day/Weekend
  • ASU - Arizona State Law
  • BC - Boston College Law
  • BLSA - Black Law Student Association
  • BU - Boston University Law
  • Chi - Chicago Law
  • CLS - Columbia Law
  • CCN - Chicago Law, Columbia Law, NYU Law (referred to as a group)
  • Ding - Rejected
  • DS - Diversity statement
  • 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."
  • EFF - Electronic Frontier Foundation - a liberal law student/lawyer advocacy organization
  • FedSoc - Federalist Society - a conservative law student/lawyer association
  • GMU - George Mason Law
  • GULC/Gtown - Georgetown Law
  • GWU - George Washington Law
  • HLS - Harvard Law
  • HYS/YSH/YHS - Yale Law, Stanford Law, Harvard Law (referred to as a group)
  • LALSA - Latin-American Law Student Association
  • LOCI - Letter of continued interest
  • LOR - Letter of recommendation
  • MELSA - Middle Eastern Law Student Association
  • MVP - Michigan Law, Virginia Law, Penn Law (referred to as a group)
  • MVPB - Michigan Law, Virginia Law, Penn Law, Berkeley Law (referred to as a group)
  • NALSA - Native American Law Student Association
  • NLG - National Lawyers' Guild - a liberal law student/lawyer association
  • NW - Northwestern Law
  • NYLS - New York Law School (distinct from NYU Law)
  • PS - Personal statement
  • SALSA - South Asian Law Student Association
  • SLS - Stanford Law
  • T1 - Tier 1 schools according to USNWR (1-50)
  • T2 - Tier 2 (50-104)
  • T3 - Tier 3 (105-139)
  • T4 - Tier 4 (the rest)
  • T6/Upper T14 - Top 6 schools according to USNWR (1-6)
  • T13/T14 - Top 13/14 schools (1-13/14)
  • T20 - Top 20 schools (1-20)
  • TTT - Third-tier toilet, a derogatory reference to T3/T4 schools
  • UCI - University of California, Irvine Law
  • USC - University of Southern California Law
  • USNWR - US News and World Report's law school rankings
  • UT - Texas Law
  • UVA - University of Virginia Law
  • UW - Wisconsin Law
  • W&L - Washington and Lee Law
  • W&M - William and Mary Law
  • WL - Waitlist/Waitlisted
  • WUSTL - Washington University in St. Louis Law
  • YP - Yield protect - when a law school waitlists or rejects an "overly qualified" candidate in order to protect its yield
  • YLS - Yale Law
Law firm abbreviations:
  • A&B - Alston & Bird
  • A&O - Allen & Overy
  • A&P/APKS - Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer
  • AmLaw 100/200 - The largest 100/200 BigLaw firms by revenue, as ranked by American Lawyer
  • BB - Baker Botts
  • BSF - Boies, Schiller & Flexner
  • Cov - Covington & Burling
  • CSM - Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  • CWT - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
  • Deb - Debevoise & Plimpton
  • DPW - Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • F&R/FR - Fish & Richardson
  • GDC - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • GT - Greenberg Traurig
  • HB - Haynes & Boone
  • HH - Hughes Hubbard & Reed
  • HK - Holland & Knight
  • JD - Jones Day
  • K&E/KE - Kirkland & Ellis
  • K&S/KS - King & Spalding
  • L&W/LW - Latham & Watkins
  • MLB - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
  • MoFo - Morrison & Foerster
  • MTO - Munger, Tolles & Olson
  • NRF - Norton Rose Fulbright
  • OMM - O'Melveny & Myers
  • PH - Paul Hastings
  • PW - Paul, Weiss
  • QE - Quinn Emanuel
  • S&C/SullCrom - Sullivan & Cromwell
  • S&G - Selendy & Gay
  • SA/Summer - Summer associate/summer associate position (generally at a BigLaw firm)
  • SRZ - Schulte Roth & Zabel
  • STB - Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
  • V&E - Vinson & Elkins
  • V10/V20/V50/V100 - The top n BigLaw firms, as ranked by Vault
  • W&C - Williams & Connolly or White & Case
  • Wilmer/WH - WilmerHale
  • WLRK - Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • WSGR - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
General abbreviations:
  • 1L summer - Summer between the first and second years of law school
  • 2L summer - Summer between the second and third years of law school
  • CoA - U.S. Court of Appeals
  • D.Ct. - U.S. District Court
  • DOJ - U.S. Department of Justice
  • E&E - Examples & Explanations - a series of primers covering various legal subjects
  • FC - Federal court clerkship
  • Flame - A fake profile, persona, or hypothetical situation designed to mislead, antagonize, or annoy
  • FTW - For the win
  • FWIW - For what it's worth
  • HTH - Hope this helps
  • HYP - Harvard College, Yale College, Princeton University (undergrad) (referred to as a group)
  • IIRC - If I recall correctly
  • IMHO - In my humble/honest opinion
  • IMO - In my opinion
  • IP - Intellectual property
  • IRL - In real life
  • ITT - In this thread
  • LSN - LawSchoolNumbers
  • LST - Law School Transparency (employment data & more)
  • MJ - U.S. magistrate judge
  • OCI - On-campus interviews, generally conducted at the end of 1L summer for 2L summer SA positions
  • OP - Original poster in the thread
  • Patent pros - Patent prosecution (the legal work of applying for a patent)
  • PD - Public defender
  • PI - Public interest
  • PM - Private message
  • PTO/USPTO - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • SLIP - DOJ Summer Law Intern Program
  • TL;DR - Too long, didn't read
  • TITCR - This is the credited/correct response
  • Troll - Someone whose sole intent is to irritate/annoy
  • UCB - University of California, Berkeley (undergrad)
  • UG - Undergrad
  • UofC - University of Chicago (undergrad)


I figured I'd create a list so newcomers know what we're talking about and a whole thread isn't created for each abbreviation question someone has.

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Postby Alf14997 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:09 pm

IMO-in my opinion

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Postby EyeOfTheTiger » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:11 pm

IMHO.

In my humble opinion.

I pronounce it as I'm a hoe. My boss always uses IMHO in our internal chat thingie.


did I mention how much I hate acronyms?
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Postby longodds » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:11 pm

IRL - In Real Life

FTW - For the Win (I don't fully understand how to use this one, but Katkins can probably explain it)


Bro, you should start editing your original post, and include all the ones listed, so people don't have to scroll through the whole thread.

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Postby longodds » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:12 pm

did I mention how much I hate acronyms?


I only hate them because until recently I didn't know what any of them meant. This will help me.

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Postby nonunique » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:14 pm

Okay, longodds...you could have taken any of your suggestions above and, since they correctly answer the question, stated them "FTW".

e.g. TTT, FTW!

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Postby EyeOfTheTiger » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:14 pm

I like WTF

I use that a lot

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Postby longodds » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:15 pm

Tier Three Toilet, For the Win? I don't get it.

My ex-girlfriend wanted to get her initials "FTW" on her vanity plate. That was the beginning of the end.

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Postby longodds » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:16 pm

Eye, you have to say what it means for us idiots that don't know!

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Postby NewHere » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:17 pm

NAI is great!!!

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T1, T2, T3, T4 -- first, second, third, fourth tier
T5 (confusingly) -- Top 5.

HYS -- Harvard, Yale, Stanford
HYS-CCN -- Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Chicago, Columbia, NYU

Should we include abbreviations for law schools?
HLS, YLS, SLS, CLS, NYLS: Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, New York Law School
GULC -- Georgetown University Law Center
WUSTL -- Washington University in St Louis

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Postby longodds » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:18 pm

That's what CCN means??? WOW

UC is University of Chicago usually

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Postby nonunique » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:21 pm

Tier Three Toilet, For the Win? I don't get it.


The call is for abbreviations...you answer the call, for the win.

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Postby longodds » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:22 pm

Thank you. I think I'm starting to understand it.

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Postby EyeOfTheTiger » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:25 pm

WTF = WHAT THE FUCK?!

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Postby longodds » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:26 pm

I just wanted to see you say it. :D

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Postby nonunique » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:26 pm

ow, my virgin ears/eyes! :P

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Postby Slash2049 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:27 pm

shortstick... it's like a game show final question...


For the win.... the 13th President was Millard Fillmore.


etc.

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Postby Slash2049 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:30 pm

(also.. don't put ones on here that nobody uses on here... it'll just clutter)




((example... TM's QFT attempt))

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Postby wakama » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:30 pm

hi
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Postby Slash2049 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:31 pm

HCC = Hot Celebrity Chick


as in Katkins and Sunnyea av's are HCCs.

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Postby nonunique » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:31 pm

'tar = av = avatar

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Postby NewHere » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:33 pm

selftar = when your avatar is a picture of you.

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longodds

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Postby longodds » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:34 pm

((example... TM's QFT attempt))


I can't even imagine what that means.
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Postby Slash2049 » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:35 pm

kittar = avatar of a kitty

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Postby EyeOfTheTiger » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:36 pm

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