My rejection from Maryland last year went something like this,
Thank you for your interest in Maryland(blah blah blah). After a careful review of your
application, we believe that you should pursue other interests
This strikes me as a particularly horrible one because they didn't say other "schools", they said other "interests"... like you're obviously not good enough for law school AT ALL, get out now, loser!
I've gotta say, the worst experience I've had with rejections thus far was last year when I was applying for PhD programs - my adviser called me into her office one day to warn me that I'd been rejected at the school I was already attending (I was getting my masters). She was on the admissions committee, too. I always wondered if it made her look bad, having everyone say that one of her own students wasn't good enough... And then she explained to me why she why it had gone down the way it had and why I shouldn't have been all that surprised, and I was like... you couldn't have told me this stuff in OCTOBER? *ahem* Sorry, still a little bitter, even though it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.