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TLS: Abbreviations and Jargon

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:08 pm
by TLS_user
Abbreviations (and jargon) on TLS:

0L - A law school applicant. This term is derived from the standard law school system whereby first-year students are called "1Ls", second-year students are "2Ls", and third-year students are "3Ls".
AA - Affirmative action
Adcomm - Admission committee/admission committee member
ASD - Admitted Students' Day
ASW - Admitted Students' Weekend
BC - Boston College
Bibles - PowerScore logic games and logical reasoning study guides
BP - BluePrint (LSAT prep)
BU - Boston University
CCN - Chicago, Columbia, NYU
CLS - Columbia Law School
Ding - Rejected
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."
E&E - Examples & Explanations. This is a series of primers covering various legal subjects.
Flame - A fake profile, persona, or hypothetical situation designed to mislead, antagonize, or annoy.
FTW - For the win
FWIW - For what it's worth
GMU - George Mason University
GULC - Georgetown
GWU - George Washington University
HLS - Harvard Law School
HTH - Hope this helps
HYP - Harvard, Yale, Princeton (undergrad)
HYS - Harvard, Yale, Stanford
IIRC - If I recall correctly
IMHO - In my humble/honest opinion
IMO - In my opinion
IP - Intellectual property
IRL - In real life
LG - Logic games
LOCI - Letter of continued interest
LOR - Letter of recommendation
LR - Logical reasoning
LSD - Law School Discussion (another message board)
LSN - LawSchoolNumbers.com
LST - Law School Transparency (employment data & more) http://www.lawschooltransparency.com/
NYLS - New York Law School
OCI - On-Campus Interview
OP - Original Poster
PI - Public interest
PM - Private message (noun) or Send/sent a Private Message to (verb)
PS - Personal statement or PowerScore (LSAT prep)
RC - Reading comprehension
SLS - Stanford Law School
TL;DR - Too Long, Didn't Read
T1 - Tier one schools according to USNWR (1-50)
T2 - Tier 2 (50-104)
T3 - Tier 3 (105-139)
T4 - Tier 4 (the rest)
T5 - Top 5
T14 - The top 14 schools
TITCR - This is the credited/correct response
TLS - Top Law Schools (this site)
TM - TestMasters (LSAT prep)
Troll - Someone's whose sole intent is to irritate or annoy
TTT - Third tier toilet, derogatory reference to 3rd and 4th tier schools
UCB - University of California, Berkeley
UG - Undergrad
UofC - University of Chicago
URM - Under-represented minority
USNWR - US News and World Report's Law School Rankings
V10/V100 - The top n firms, as ranked by Vault
W&L - Washington and Lee
W&M - William and Mary
WL - Waitlist/Waitlisted
WS - Writing sample
WUSTL - Washington University in St Louis
YLS - Yale Law School
YP - Yield protect

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.

If anyone has any other suggestions, feel free to post and I'll add them to the list.

ASW - Admitted Students' Weekend

ITT - In This Thread

TTT - Tier Three Toilet

TITCR - This Is The Credited Response

NAI - Noted and Ignored (and Uzu and Slash original)

T14 - Top 14 Law Schools (from Yale to Georgetown inclusive)

DNFTT - Do Not Feed The Troll (doctorgonzo taught me this one)



I know there are a lot more, but that's what came to mind immediately.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:09 pm
by Alf14997
IMO-in my opinion

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:11 pm
by EyeOfTheTiger
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?

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:11 pm
by longodds
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.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:12 pm
by longodds
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.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:14 pm
by nonunique
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!

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:14 pm
by EyeOfTheTiger
I like WTF

I use that a lot

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:15 pm
by longodds
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.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:16 pm
by longodds
Eye, you have to say what it means for us idiots that don't know!

--ImageRemoved--

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:17 pm
by NewHere
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

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:18 pm
by longodds
That's what CCN means??? WOW

UC is University of Chicago usually

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:21 pm
by nonunique
Tier Three Toilet, For the Win? I don't get it.


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

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:22 pm
by longodds
Thank you. I think I'm starting to understand it.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:25 pm
by EyeOfTheTiger
WTF = WHAT THE FUCK?!

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:26 pm
by longodds
I just wanted to see you say it. :D

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:26 pm
by nonunique
ow, my virgin ears/eyes! :P

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:27 pm
by Slash2049
shortstick... it's like a game show final question...


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


etc.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:30 pm
by Slash2049
(also.. don't put ones on here that nobody uses on here... it'll just clutter)




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

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:30 pm
by wakama
hi

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:31 pm
by Slash2049
HCC = Hot Celebrity Chick


as in Katkins and Sunnyea av's are HCCs.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:31 pm
by nonunique
'tar = av = avatar

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:33 pm
by NewHere
selftar = when your avatar is a picture of you.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:34 pm
by longodds
((example... TM's QFT attempt))


I can't even imagine what that means.

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:35 pm
by Slash2049
kittar = avatar of a kitty

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:36 pm
by EyeOfTheTiger
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