TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
User avatar
JamMasterJ
Posts: 6688
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:17 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby JamMasterJ » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:39 am

what are "IB" and "tl;dr"?

User avatar
northwood
Posts: 4872
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 7:29 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby northwood » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:41 am

JamMasterJ wrote:what are "IB" and "tl;dr"?

IB: In before

TL;DR- To long, didnt read ( a way to say that the above post was too long- or if you write it in your post you sum it up nicely so others can read that and know what you said and decide for themselves if they want to read the extra bit of info.

JustSomebody
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:33 am

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby JustSomebody » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:13 pm

This is probably really dumb, but what are "softs"? People talk about them all the time regarding applications.

Based on context clues, I think they are things that don't have as much weight on your apps such as extracurriculars and other items... things that are not your LSAT score or GPA.

But I want to be sure.

Also, sorry if this has already been answered.

User avatar
Magnolia
Posts: 548
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:06 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby Magnolia » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:50 pm

JustSomebody wrote:This is probably really dumb, but what are "softs"? People talk about them all the time regarding applications.

Based on context clues, I think they are things that don't have as much weight on your apps such as extracurriculars and other items... things that are not your LSAT score or GPA.

But I want to be sure.

Also, sorry if this has already been answered.

Yep, softs are things like extracurriculars, work experience, graduate degrees, etc.

mettasutta
Posts: 312
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:25 am

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby mettasutta » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:14 am

GTM: Getting to Maybe
LEEWS: Law Essay Exam Writing System

User avatar
northwood
Posts: 4872
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 7:29 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby northwood » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:02 pm

what is IIRC?

User avatar
paratactical
Posts: 5961
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:06 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby paratactical » Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:16 pm

northwood wrote:what is IIRC?

if I recall correctly

daylightsavings
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:47 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby daylightsavings » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:57 pm

Any idea what OLR means? It was used in the context of job searching or interviewing.

User avatar
northwood
Posts: 4872
Joined: Fri May 14, 2010 7:29 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby northwood » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:41 pm

LEEWS? ( or something similar to that)

User avatar
bk1
Posts: 18422
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:06 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby bk1 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:42 pm

northwood wrote:LEEWS? ( or something similar to that)


http://www.leews.com/

User avatar
westinghouse60
Posts: 392
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:27 am

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby westinghouse60 » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:26 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:
Spookyghost wrote:Tagging a thread makes it easier to find again because you can search through threads you replied to, basically a simple way to bookmark threads. Also similar is the whole +1 thing.

Not that this is that important, but +1 is a way of agreeing with what a previous poster said, not tagging a thread for future reference.


So +1 doesn't have any significance uniquely related to TLS? Every other forum I've seen "x2" has been the standard for agreement. The first time I saw +1 used it was someones agreement with another persons post which did a good job pointing out the flaw in a 3rd persons argument, so I thought it was +1 as in "this would be a credited response" on a LR question lol. Eventually I figured out it just meant general agreement, but I've still wondered why its used instead of "x2".

User avatar
paratactical
Posts: 5961
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:06 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby paratactical » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:59 pm

westinghouse60 wrote:So +1 doesn't have any significance uniquely related to TLS? Every other forum I've seen "x2" has been the standard for agreement. The first time I saw +1 used it was someones agreement with another persons post which did a good job pointing out the flaw in a 3rd persons argument, so I thought it was +1 as in "this would be a credited response" on a LR question lol. Eventually I figured out it just meant general agreement, but I've still wondered why its used instead of "x2".

+1, x2 and THIS are all pretty much used for a similar purpose on various sites on the internet. Please, note, however, that if you +1 a post that is already +1'd, you don't do a +2, whereas this is standard with the x2 thing.

IE

bandwagoner wrote:
good idea recognizer wrote:
smarty mcsmart pants wrote:awesome statement
+1
+1


v.


bandwagoner wrote:
good idea recognizer wrote:
smarty mcsmart pants wrote:awesome statement
x2
x3

User avatar
JamMasterJ
Posts: 6688
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:17 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby JamMasterJ » Fri May 06, 2011 10:20 pm

IBTR?

mettasutta
Posts: 312
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:25 am

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby mettasutta » Sun May 08, 2011 11:16 pm

SCOTUS: Supreme Court of the United States
DOJ: Department of Justice
AUSA: Assistant United States Attorney
CoA: Court of Appeals
A3: Article III Clerkships
QoL: Quality of Life
CoL: Cost of Living
CoA: Cost of Attendance

User avatar
UnamSanctam
Posts: 7169
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:17 am

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby UnamSanctam » Tue May 10, 2011 12:12 pm

180, when used in threads not about the LSAT? Best I've been able to ascertain is that it's a sarcastic remark about the quality of a post or thread. What's the actual meaning of it?

User avatar
paratactical
Posts: 5961
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:06 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby paratactical » Tue May 10, 2011 12:16 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:180, when used in threads not about the LSAT? Best I've been able to ascertain is that it's a sarcastic remark about the quality of a post or thread. What's the actual meaning of it?

People often rate posts for quality on the LSAT scale, so a 180 is a spectacular post. Generally not sarcastic.

User avatar
JamMasterJ
Posts: 6688
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:17 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue May 10, 2011 1:44 pm

paratactical wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:180, when used in threads not about the LSAT? Best I've been able to ascertain is that it's a sarcastic remark about the quality of a post or thread. What's the actual meaning of it?

People often rate posts for quality on the LSAT scale, so a 180 is a spectacular post. Generally not sarcastic.

this description of 180 is 180.

see?

johndelclay
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:36 am

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby johndelclay » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:05 pm

Thanks for sharing and posting those abbreviations, this would really help me a lot.

turbotong
Posts: 181
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:53 am

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby turbotong » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:29 pm

What are MVP (not most valuable player, I think it refers to a school or firm?) and EIP (something interview program? something intellectual property?)

User avatar
Icculus
Posts: 1421
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:02 am

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby Icculus » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:31 pm

MVP= Michigan, Virginia, Penn

MumofCad
Posts: 974
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:46 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby MumofCad » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:44 pm

What does BTL mean? Found a profile on LSN with interesting results that said BTL2??. Comments had something like: "are you really applying with a btl to law school? Let me know how it goes." Response: "Yes, I am." TIA.

User avatar
Kilpatrick
Posts: 1073
Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:06 am

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:26 pm

MumofCad wrote:What does BTL mean? Found a profile on LSN with interesting results that said BTL2??. Comments had something like: "are you really applying with a btl to law school? Let me know how it goes." Response: "Yes, I am." TIA.


Probably this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bachelor_of_Talmudic_Law

User avatar
JamMasterJ
Posts: 6688
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:17 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby JamMasterJ » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:35 pm

MumofCad wrote:What does BTL mean? Found a profile on LSN with interesting results that said BTL2??. Comments had something like: "are you really applying with a btl to law school? Let me know how it goes." Response: "Yes, I am." TIA.

before the lock

User avatar
MrPapagiorgio
Posts: 1747
Joined: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:36 am

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:54 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:
MumofCad wrote:What does BTL mean? Found a profile on LSN with interesting results that said BTL2??. Comments had something like: "are you really applying with a btl to law school? Let me know how it goes." Response: "Yes, I am." TIA.

before the lock

Doesn't make sense in context.

User avatar
Opie
Posts: 1356
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:27 pm

Re: TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Postby Opie » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:26 am

FTFY?

I've seen it many times and until now have been too proud to admit that I don't know what it means.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: carlos_danger, Egzon, lawlzi and 4 guests