Labeling Documents

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lawschoolboundfuture
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Labeling Documents

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:43 pm

Should you write your name on tops of each document you submit to the law school ie personal statement, why x essays, etc or since it's all part of your file is that unnecessary

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soj
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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby soj » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:57 pm

Include your name, LSAC ID, page number (if more than one), and the type of document (e.g. "Personal Statement") at the top of the page.

lawschoolboundfuture
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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby lawschoolboundfuture » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:01 pm

All of that? It doesnt say anything on the apps like that?

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soj
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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby soj » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:10 pm

It takes two lines in the header. Probably no big deal if you don't, but I'd do it just in case they drop the folder or something.

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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby JDizzle2015 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:28 pm

soj wrote:Include your name, LSAC ID, page number (if more than one), and the type of document (e.g. "Personal Statement") at the top of the page.

This, except I included the page number in the footer.

hivirginia
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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby hivirginia » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:30 pm

Really stupid question, but where can I find my LSAC ID number?

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soj
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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby soj » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:32 pm

hivirginia wrote:Really stupid question, but where can I find my LSAC ID number?

Log into LSAC. It's the account number that starts with L and ends with 8 digits.

Mal Reynolds
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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby Mal Reynolds » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:32 pm

You didn't get the memo? Um, yeah, we're gonna need you to put cover sheets on ALL of your TPS reports from now on. I'm gonna go ahead and send you that memo again. Thanks a bunch.

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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby Yardbird » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:39 pm

JDizzle2015 wrote:
soj wrote:Include your name, LSAC ID, page number (if more than one), and the type of document (e.g. "Personal Statement") at the top of the page.

This, except I included the page number in the footer.

and more specifically than top of page, I put my name/lsac id and "title" of document in a header that was spaced with the name left justified, lsac # middle justified and "title" right justified for a clean look. I had page numbers for all documents whether they had 1 or more than 1 page in the footer with the total number as well (i.e. Page 1 of 1, or Page 1 of 2).

GoingForGold
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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby GoingForGold » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:07 pm

Is this only relevant for sending in parts of the application via physical mail? I guess I should go ahead and take a look at the electronic submission form.

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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby 20130312 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:08 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:You didn't get the memo? Um, yeah, we're gonna need you to put cover sheets on ALL of your TPS reports from now on. I'm gonna go ahead and send you that memo again. Thanks a bunch.


Underappreciated reference.

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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby michaelwoo » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:20 pm

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Redamon1
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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby Redamon1 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:52 am

Look, nobody is requiring you to do anything. You can do whatever you want and your app won't be rejected or even looked at negatively if you don't do this. It's just that it can't hurt but could help, particularly if files get shuffled in the admissions office. I also find personally that it demonstrates forethought and professionalism. But yes, ultimately it's not required or even suggested by the law schools so it's up to you.

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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby Chickensoup » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:26 pm

Redamon1 wrote:Look, nobody is requiring you to do anything. You can do whatever you want and your app won't be rejected or even looked at negatively if you don't do this. It's just that it can't hurt but could help, particularly if files get shuffled in the admissions office. I also find personally that it demonstrates forethought and professionalism. But yes, ultimately it's not required or even suggested by the law schools so it's up to you.


So weird that you would do this without being asked. So weird.

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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby paratactical » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:28 pm

Chickensoup wrote:
Redamon1 wrote:Look, nobody is requiring you to do anything. You can do whatever you want and your app won't be rejected or even looked at negatively if you don't do this. It's just that it can't hurt but could help, particularly if files get shuffled in the admissions office. I also find personally that it demonstrates forethought and professionalism. But yes, ultimately it's not required or even suggested by the law schools so it's up to you.


So weird that you would do this without being asked. So weird.

I think it's way weirder that you wouldn't naturally label your documents.

afitouri
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Re: Labeling Documents

Postby afitouri » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:46 pm

You can choose to skip the 1 minute process of clicking "add header and footer" in Microsoft Word but you are jeopardizing your entire application.

Imagine an office clerk drowning in applications, and a few papers get placed with a different app. Clerk is too embarrassed to confess to it, so the admissions person just assumes you are a dumbass who can't follow instruction. Wish you would have taken that 1 minute to add your name to the top!




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