Vroom, Vroom, the party starter?
The people over at SubtleDig have put together a list of the top party law schools:
Though these rankings pages purport to rank the “party-ness” of the top 102 law schools, they might better be described as “quality-of-life” rankings. Why the misnomer? Sensationalism mainly. Don’t be too disappointed though, these “quality-of-life” rankings have far more utility than any strict “party” rankings could provide. Below you will find the top 5 and bottom 5 Party Law Schools. Please consult the navigation bar above for more.
This list seems totally appropriate given the state of the economy. There’s no point in going to law school if you’re looking for an actual job, might as well pick a school where you can have some fun for three years while you wait out the market crisis.
Here’s the top ten party law schools:
Can you come up with one other list that would show Alabama and Harvard tied for something? Anything? I have this vague idea of the most interesting law school mixer of all time, met on the neutral ground of Washington, D.C. or something.
Meanwhile, how the heck did ASU beat out Tulane? Tulane students party so hard they manage to cross the line in NOLA. “Say what you will about the tenets of nationalized socialism, but at least it’s an ethos.” Then again, all ASU law students do is beat the bag out of would be criminals.
We have to check out SubtleDig’s methodology, after the jump.
There are two scores that go into this list, self-reported survey answers and “alcohol access.” The surveys counted for 90%:
Value: 90% total score.
We spammed current law students with a “Please take our survey” email. We considered using the amount of responses per school as a factor in the rankings, as students with enough free time to answer such a frivolous email probably deserve recognition, but we were concerned about punishing schools for spam detection.
If any school had a low response rate, we dispatched campus reps to directly collect survey answers. Every survey contained five questions from each of the four categories below (20 questions total.)
The other 10% was alcohol access, mainly the amount of bars located around the school.
With that in mind, here’s where “the fungoes to die.”
I get the Baylor thing. It makes intuitive sense that all the pretty people go to UT-Austin. But Brooklyn? Given how many awesome bars are all over the borough, it would appear that Brooklyn law students self-reported that they were totally miserable.
In any event, take a look at the full rankings here.
Full Party Law School Rankings [SubtleDig]
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