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- Last Supper
Lowercase only when modified by a possessive referring to Jesus.
- Jesus washed the apostles’ feet before his last supper with them.
- Latin Terms
- ad infinitum
- modus operandi.
- Law Career Services
- Law School
- lay, lie
Action word is lay. Laid is its past tense form. Laying is its present tense form.
- I will lay the book on the table.
- The prosecutor laid the blame on him.
Lie indicates a state of reclining along a horizontal plane. Past tense is lay. It also means to make an untrue statement. In that case, past tense is lied.
- He lies on the beach.
- He lay on the beach.
- He lied when he said he was at work.
- Leavey Center
The arena in which men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball teams play.
- Leavey School of Business
Use full name on first reference. Use business school on second reference. See academic departments.
- lecture titles
Put in quotes. Same rule for speech and article titles.
- Locatelli, Paul S.J.
Chancellor and former president of the University. Official graduation year is 1960. Paul Locatelli, S.J. ’60. Locatelli acceptable on second reference. Preferred first usage for press releases: SCU Chancellor Paul Locatelli, S.J.
- Lord's Supper