Ah, let me reference my rejection letter that is sitting right in front of me.
Dear Ms. Photogrl:
Although the Admissions Committee recognizes your fine academic record of achievement, we sincerely regret that we are unable to offer you admission to Stanford Law School (because judging by your avatar, you look like you belong at Boalt and not our crappy school).
We hope that you will understand that in selecting an entering class of only 180 from an applicant pool of about 5,200, the competition is quite intense (no Stanford, I had not realized that. Thank you for pointing it out). Inevitably, we must deny admission to many very worthy and well qualified candidates.
It is never a pleasant task to advise that an application has not been accepted, but we are much encouraged by the fact that our applicants are so well qualified that most will gain admission to one of the many other fine law schools around the country. We hope that this will be true in your case and wish you every success in your law studies and in your future professional career.
Kiss my grits,
So there you have it. I have taken a couple of liberties in the reproduction, but it's pretty accurate.