Law School Discussion

magna cum laude

lexylit

magna cum laude
« on: August 10, 2004, 01:28:00 PM »
italicized, or no?

jgruber

Re: magna cum laude
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2004, 01:30:34 PM »
Since you don't know we are withdrawing the magna part.

I believe you do not italicize it.

noell.sweet

Re: magna cum laude
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2004, 01:30:48 PM »
I say yes, only because that's how the lawyers at my work do it ...

Example:
http://www.tonkon.com/lawyers/dspLawyer.cfm?attorney=Brent_Renison

Hope that helps.

-Noell :)

nekko

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Re: magna cum laude
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2004, 01:35:56 PM »
I believe italicizing it is correct although I may just think that because that's the Blue Book rule.

Dewitt

Re: magna cum laude
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2004, 01:39:02 PM »
usually latin is italicized. but i've seen it without italics so i guess both are acceptable.

jgruber

Re: magna cum laude
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2004, 01:50:45 PM »
It's my understanding is that foreign words and phrases are italicized unless they have become part of English.

usually latin is italicized. but i've seen it without italics so i guess both are acceptable.