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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby R. Jeeves » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:18 am

Rigo wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:question for whomever might have insight:

Do you use a name on your resume that's different from the one you go by in day to day life? Does it cause any problems - for example how do employers ask your references about you, what happens if they google you and find nothing, and other things idk

Debating on whether or not to start doing this from now on.

I do. Think legal name William, nickname Bill. I'm assuming LOR's and references all referred to me as Bill. I put Bill as my preferred name on applications iirc but always fill out everything with William (applications, resume, sign emails William, etc.)
No problems, I don't think.

I'm thinking of anglicizing an ethnic name. But I've never done this before, so every document and every person you ask would say my name is BBBBB. Im wondering if that'll cause problems if I decide to start putting AAAA on my resume now.

I think it might be kinda different from William and Bill bc ppl know that a lot of official Williams go by Bill. Plus they've probably been using Bill since they were young, instead of deciding to do it on some random day during adulthood
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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Thelaw23 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:19 am

I always caffeinate myself to the point of jitters and mini heart attacks

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Thelaw23 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:25 am

Do you guys think putting down a tuition deposit before getting a financial offer will motivate them to give you a lower financial aid offer?

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby R. Jeeves » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:26 am

Dr.Degrees_Cr.Cash wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:question for whomever might have insight:

Do you use a name on your resume that's different from the one you go by in day to day life? Does it cause any problems - for example how do employers ask your references about you, what happens if they google you and find nothing, and other things idk

Debating on whether or not to start doing this from now on.


You gonna start going by Jeeves on your resume?

Reginald Jeeves is way too limey. I'm thinking Ray Jay.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Kopetz » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:27 am

R. Jeeves wrote:
Rigo wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:question for whomever might have insight:

Do you use a name on your resume that's different from the one you go by in day to day life? Does it cause any problems - for example how do employers ask your references about you, what happens if they google you and find nothing, and other things idk

Debating on whether or not to start doing this from now on.

I do. Think legal name William, nickname Bill. I'm assuming LOR's and references all referred to me as Bill. I put Bill as my preferred name on applications iirc but always fill out everything with William (applications, resume, sign emails William, etc.)
No problems, I don't think.

I'm thinking of anglicizing an ethnic name. But I've never done this before, so every document and every person you ask would say my name is BBBBB. Im wondering if that'll cause problems if I decide to start putting AAAA on my resume now.

I think it might be kinda different from William and Bill bc ppl know that a lot of official Williams go by Bill. Plus they've probably been using Bill since they were young, instead of deciding to do it on some random day during adulthood


I've been called by an unusual nickname unrelated to my legal name for my entire life, but I use my legal name on resumes & professional documents. It hasn't caused me any issues so far, but you might want an explanation ready in case you get asked about it by a prospective employer

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby forum_user » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:46 am

R. Jeeves wrote:
Rigo wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:question for whomever might have insight:

Do you use a name on your resume that's different from the one you go by in day to day life? Does it cause any problems - for example how do employers ask your references about you, what happens if they google you and find nothing, and other things idk

Debating on whether or not to start doing this from now on.

I do. Think legal name William, nickname Bill. I'm assuming LOR's and references all referred to me as Bill. I put Bill as my preferred name on applications iirc but always fill out everything with William (applications, resume, sign emails William, etc.)
No problems, I don't think.

I'm thinking of anglicizing an ethnic name. But I've never done this before, so every document and every person you ask would say my name is BBBBB. Im wondering if that'll cause problems if I decide to start putting AAAA on my resume now.

I think it might be kinda different from William and Bill bc ppl know that a lot of official Williams go by Bill. Plus they've probably been using Bill since they were young, instead of deciding to do it on some random day during adulthood

I've never been in this situation, but perhaps you might do LegalFirst ("Preferred") LegalLast at the top of your resume? That way it's clear but also unobtrusive?

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Postby R. Jeeves » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:53 am

Mr_Chukes wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:new poll

I actually voted using the song lol. Since Drake's verse went Versace Versace Versace Versace Versace Versace Versace lol So i picked the 7th.

After Drake's part finishes, Quavo proceeds to say Versace something like 23 times in succession. Poll only allows 10 options though.

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Postby nimbus cloud » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:55 am

Interested in this discussion as well. I have an English sounding middle name but I've always used my difficult-to-pronounce first name. But it is frustrating at times when you meet new people, and would be even worse to have to go through it every day. I don't want it to harm my professional life either.

I would prefer to keep my ethnic name in law school, but go by my middle name in the professional world, but I wonder if it would be weird / confusing.

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Postby airwrecka » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:01 am

nimbus cloud wrote:Interested in this discussion as well. I have an English sounding middle name but I've always used my difficult-to-pronounce first name. But it is frustrating at times when you meet new people, and would be even worse to have to go through it every day. I don't want it to harm my professional life either.

I would prefer to keep my ethnic name in law school, but go by my middle name in the professional world, but I wonder if it would be weird / confusing.


Could it be one of those things where you just go by your middle name for the sake of apps and resumes (so that it is used in the professional world) but tell all your friends to call you your ethnic name? I know that if I had a friend in this dilemma/met a new friend in this situation, I would be totally willing to call them whatever they wanted, regardless of what their resume says haha. [I did actually have a friend who was adopted from India and given a Western name (Jen) but then had a falling out with her adoptive parents so she started going by her birth name (Sandhya) and asked people to stop calling her Jen, even though that was all she was ever known by. People picked up on it pretty quickly, and a few years later she legally changed her name to Sandhya....so just saying, it can be done!]

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Sarastro » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:10 am

R. Jeeves wrote:
Rigo wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:question for whomever might have insight:

Do you use a name on your resume that's different from the one you go by in day to day life? Does it cause any problems - for example how do employers ask your references about you, what happens if they google you and find nothing, and other things idk

Debating on whether or not to start doing this from now on.

I do. Think legal name William, nickname Bill. I'm assuming LOR's and references all referred to me as Bill. I put Bill as my preferred name on applications iirc but always fill out everything with William (applications, resume, sign emails William, etc.)
No problems, I don't think.

I'm thinking of anglicizing an ethnic name. But I've never done this before, so every document and every person you ask would say my name is BBBBB. Im wondering if that'll cause problems if I decide to start putting AAAA on my resume now.

I think it might be kinda different from William and Bill bc ppl know that a lot of official Williams go by Bill. Plus they've probably been using Bill since they were young, instead of deciding to do it on some random day during adulthood

I'm closer to William/Bill, but I always put the name that's on my birth certificate. It's the name I sign documents with, get loans with, apply for jobs with, get yelled at by my mom with. I'm not sure what would be the downside would be really, other than the first time you meet the admissions people you'd have to be like "Oh, people call me Bill by the way" if they don't bring it up. I'm always worried that if I put my informal name, whatever system(s) are used by the other party, I might get sorted in them as two different people in them and it'll be a big bother to sort out.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Bob loblaw law blog » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:22 am

Thelaw23 wrote:Do you guys think putting down a tuition deposit before getting a financial offer will motivate them to give you a lower financial aid offer?



My paranoid instincts tell me yes, but idk. Why are you thinking of doing that? Seems like a move with a fair bit of risk buy no reward.

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby guynourmin » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:26 am

Bob loblaw law blog wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Do you guys think putting down a tuition deposit before getting a financial offer will motivate them to give you a lower financial aid offer?



My paranoid instincts tell me yes, but idk. Why are you thinking of doing that? Seems like a move with a fair bit of risk buy no reward.


Yeah, even if it won't hurt you, there literally isn't any benefit to doing it (unless you can't control yourself and will spend the money if you don't deposit it, in which case, get help!).

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Postby Thelaw23 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:30 am

Bob loblaw law blog wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Do you guys think putting down a tuition deposit before getting a financial offer will motivate them to give you a lower financial aid offer?



My paranoid instincts tell me yes, but idk. Why are you thinking of doing that? Seems like a move with a fair bit of risk buy no reward.


guybourdin wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Do you guys think putting down a tuition deposit before getting a financial offer will motivate them to give you a lower financial aid offer?



My paranoid instincts tell me yes, but idk. Why are you thinking of doing that? Seems like a move with a fair bit of risk buy no reward.


Yeah, even if it won't hurt you, there literally isn't any benefit to doing it (unless you can't control yourself and will spend the money if you don't deposit it, in which case, get help!).


Yeah, I guess it's stupid. Not thinking logically.


IN OTHER NEWS: Do we know where Tiffany Trump will be going to law school?

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Re: TLS c/o 2020 Applicants

Postby Sarastro » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:31 pm

Writing my scholarship emails/applications like
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Postby Whittie » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:12 pm

New poll suggestion. "Future" or "HENDRXX"?

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Postby azaleafire » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:42 pm

Question - is there a process for telling schools that you don't want to attend? I know if I was still under-review I would withdraw my application, but what about if you've been admitted? Is there any benefit for other people if I did this earlier rather than later (i.e like a "spot" opens up, or my scholarship money gets redistributed)?

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Postby curry1 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:48 pm

azaleafire wrote:Question - is there a process for telling schools that you don't want to attend? I know if I was still under-review I would withdraw my application, but what about if you've been admitted? Is there any benefit for other people if I did this earlier rather than later (i.e like a "spot" opens up, or my scholarship money gets redistributed)?


It theoretically might help a school make decisions faster for other applicants. You can just e-mail the relevant admissions office with your LSAC#, name and politely ask to have your application withdrawn from consideration.

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Postby appind » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:31 am

R. Jeeves wrote:
Rigo wrote:
R. Jeeves wrote:question for whomever might have insight:

Do you use a name on your resume that's different from the one you go by in day to day life? Does it cause any problems - for example how do employers ask your references about you, what happens if they google you and find nothing, and other things idk

Debating on whether or not to start doing this from now on.

I do. Think legal name William, nickname Bill. I'm assuming LOR's and references all referred to me as Bill. I put Bill as my preferred name on applications iirc but always fill out everything with William (applications, resume, sign emails William, etc.)
No problems, I don't think.

I'm thinking of anglicizing an ethnic name. But I've never done this before, so every document and every person you ask would say my name is BBBBB. Im wondering if that'll cause problems if I decide to start putting AAAA on my resume now.

I think it might be kinda different from William and Bill bc ppl know that a lot of official Williams go by Bill. Plus they've probably been using Bill since they were young, instead of deciding to do it on some random day during adulthood


unless one has a really hard to pronounce name, name change seems like an unnecessary hassle. Barack Obama kept his name and it didn't seem to have held him back.

if you decide to change then i think you'd need to have a succinct explanation when meeting employers etc.

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Postby charles117 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:49 am

Thelaw23 wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Do you guys think putting down a tuition deposit before getting a financial offer will motivate them to give you a lower financial aid offer?



My paranoid instincts tell me yes, but idk. Why are you thinking of doing that? Seems like a move with a fair bit of risk buy no reward.


guybourdin wrote:
Bob loblaw law blog wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:Do you guys think putting down a tuition deposit before getting a financial offer will motivate them to give you a lower financial aid offer?



My paranoid instincts tell me yes, but idk. Why are you thinking of doing that? Seems like a move with a fair bit of risk buy no reward.


Yeah, even if it won't hurt you, there literally isn't any benefit to doing it (unless you can't control yourself and will spend the money if you don't deposit it, in which case, get help!).


Yeah, I guess it's stupid. Not thinking logically.


IN OTHER NEWS: Do we know where Tiffany Trump will be going to law school?


you mean shes not going to harvard?

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Postby goldenbear2020 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:56 am

charles117 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:
IN OTHER NEWS: Do we know where Tiffany Trump will be going to law school?


you mean shes not going to harvard?

She was seen touring HLS and CLS in early December, and then NYU earlier this month. Maybe after getting that January score...

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Postby charles117 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:30 am

goldenbear2020 wrote:
charles117 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:
IN OTHER NEWS: Do we know where Tiffany Trump will be going to law school?


you mean shes not going to harvard?

She was seen touring HLS and CLS in early December, and then NYU earlier this month. Maybe after getting that January score...


like law schools even care about tiffany trump's lsat score...

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Postby Mr_Chukes » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:40 am

charles117 wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
charles117 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:
IN OTHER NEWS: Do we know where Tiffany Trump will be going to law school?


you mean shes not going to harvard?

She was seen touring HLS and CLS in early December, and then NYU earlier this month. Maybe after getting that January score...


like law schools even care about tiffany trump's lsat score...

It's sad she will walk into top 14. At least Pen where Trump went.

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Postby charles117 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:11 am

Mr_Chukes wrote:
charles117 wrote:
goldenbear2020 wrote:
charles117 wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:
IN OTHER NEWS: Do we know where Tiffany Trump will be going to law school?


you mean shes not going to harvard?

She was seen touring HLS and CLS in early December, and then NYU earlier this month. Maybe after getting that January score...


like law schools even care about tiffany trump's lsat score...

It's sad she will walk into top 14. At least Pen where Trump went.


this is true for any famous/influential person's kids, even foreign ones. You think Bo Guagua (son of Bo Xilai, Chinese Communist Party Secretary) got into oxford undergrad, harvard kennedy school, and columbia law school on anything other than his name?

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Postby Rigo » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:37 am

She doesn't get Secret Service does she?

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