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SCU Editorial Style Guide


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.

See Hispanic/Latino(a).

Law Career Services
Law School

See School of Law. Also see academic departments.

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
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