"Fratty" Law Schools

(Where, When and What Did You Think)
User avatar
Grizz
Posts: 10583
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:31 pm

"Fratty" Law Schools

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:10 pm

Which schools out there might be considered "fratty?" By this, I don't mean "full of dudes who get drunk all the time and try to hook up," but I do mean a school where many people are:

Preppy, conservative, primarily (though not necessarily) Southern.

eg., Guys who like outdoor sports and wear short shorts, polos, and croakies, and girl who like sundresses, pearls, and Vera Bradley stuff.

edit: clearing up a controversy on a previous thread.
Last edited by Grizz on Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Thirteen
Posts: 23916
Joined: Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:53 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby Thirteen » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:12 pm

SMU

dakatz
Posts: 2460
Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 4:19 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby dakatz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:14 pm

Sounds like UVA

holborn
Posts: 347
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:27 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby holborn » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:17 pm

oh hello. I couldn't stand all the douchbaggery on the 'bro' thread. They kept talking about Ed Hardy. I'll come over here now.

In the T14 I would say UVA, Duke, and Michigan (being a state school, there are all types represented and a decent greek presence). Also, just outside of the t14, there is Vandy which is definitely fratty.

Edit: I do think while there is a strong fratty presence in the south, using southern as a qualifier is not the best idea. After all, how would you describe places like Massachusettes, Connecticut, Marthas Vineyard, etc? Old money, all polos all the time, sailing, etc. Very fratty but not very southern. Or conservative.
Last edited by holborn on Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:20 pm, edited 2 times in total.

User avatar
angiej
Posts: 796
Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:25 am

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby angiej » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:17 pm

Minus the "southern," Notre Dame. I live near - therefore I know for sure. :lol:

User avatar
nahgems
Posts: 124
Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:28 am

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby nahgems » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:23 pm

I found Santa Clara to fit this definition of "fratty". But that could just be me.

User avatar
Grizz
Posts: 10583
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:25 pm

julesm2200 wrote:oh hello. I couldn't stand all the douchbaggery on the 'bro' thread. They kept talking about Ed Hardy. I'll come over here now.

In the T14 I would say UVA, Duke, and Michigan (being a state school, there are all types represented and a decent greek presence). Also, just outside of the t14, there is Vandy which is definitely fratty.

Edit: I do think while there is a strong fratty presence in the south, using southern as a qualifier is not the best idea. After all, how would you describe places like Massachusettes, Connecticut, Marthas Vineyard, etc? Old money, all polos all the time, sailing, etc. Very fratty but not very southern. Or conservative.


I would say fratty does not necessarily mean Southern, but fratty for me pretty much always equates with espousing some sort of conservative values. Taxation and govt. programs don't seem very frat.

holborn
Posts: 347
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:27 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby holborn » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:28 pm

rad law wrote:
julesm2200 wrote:oh hello. I couldn't stand all the douchbaggery on the 'bro' thread. They kept talking about Ed Hardy. I'll come over here now.

In the T14 I would say UVA, Duke, and Michigan (being a state school, there are all types represented and a decent greek presence). Also, just outside of the t14, there is Vandy which is definitely fratty.

Edit: I do think while there is a strong fratty presence in the south, using southern as a qualifier is not the best idea. After all, how would you describe places like Massachusettes, Connecticut, Marthas Vineyard, etc? Old money, all polos all the time, sailing, etc. Very fratty but not very southern. Or conservative.


I would say fratty does not necessarily mean Southern, but fratty for me pretty much always equates with espousing some sort of conservative values. Taxation and govt. programs don't seem very frat.


Agreed. But really, your use of conservative is really a nice way of saying wealthy. And while many rich people are on the fiscally conservative side, not all are. Aka my old money new england example.

User avatar
Grizz
Posts: 10583
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:31 pm

julesm2200 wrote:Agreed. But really, your use of conservative is really a nice way of saying wealthy. And while many rich people are on the fiscally conservative side, not all are. Aka my old money new england example.


Perhaps they are New England preppy (also cool) but not frat? I don't really know, I've never really thought about it this much before haha

holborn
Posts: 347
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:27 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby holborn » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:36 pm

I've pondered it occasionally. I mean, preppy and frat can't really be seperated. And perhaps there are 2 different types of fratty. the southern conservative fratty and the "inspiried by new england preppy" fratty. I would say both have equal merit.

Regardless, the search for the frattiest law school continues.

User avatar
Grizz
Posts: 10583
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:40 pm

julesm2200 wrote:I've pondered it occasionally. I mean, preppy and frat can't really be seperated. And perhaps there are 2 different types of fratty. the southern conservative fratty and the "inspiried by new england preppy" fratty. I would say both have equal merit.

Regardless, the search for the frattiest law school continues.


Indeed. Outside the T14, I was also thinking some of the big Southern state schools (UGA, Bama, Texas, perhaps UF) and maybe some of the private schools (Wake, Tulane, W&L, maybe even Emory?), but I'm not as familiar with those.

holborn
Posts: 347
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:27 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby holborn » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:44 pm

Oh definitly UGA and Bama. Texas I'm not too sure, and I'm leaning towards no. Austin (and Texas itself for that matter) don't strike me as very fratty, just very southern.

And I've heard W&L is extremely fratty. Like 99% of their undergrad is greek. (I perhaps just made up that statistic. But I'm pretty sure I'm right).

User avatar
SamSeaborn2016
Posts: 412
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:07 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:44 pm

rad law wrote:Which schools out there might be considered "fratty?" By this, I don't mean "full of dudes who get drunk all the time and try to hook up," but I do mean a school where many people are:

Preppy, conservative, primarily (though not necessarily) Southern.

eg., Guys who like outdoor sports and wear short shorts, polos, and croakies, and girl who like sundresses, pearls, and Vera Bradley stuff.

edit: clearing up a controversy on a previous thread.



I gotta ask, what the hell are croakies? Maybe I'm just old.

lawhawk
Posts: 271
Joined: Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:06 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby lawhawk » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:46 pm

UGA, Bama, Ole Miss...SEC schools in general + UNC and UVA.

Essentially, it will be the same schools as the fratty undergrad schools.

holborn
Posts: 347
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:27 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby holborn » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:46 pm

SamSeaborn2016 wrote:
rad law wrote:Which schools out there might be considered "fratty?" By this, I don't mean "full of dudes who get drunk all the time and try to hook up," but I do mean a school where many people are:

Preppy, conservative, primarily (though not necessarily) Southern.

eg., Guys who like outdoor sports and wear short shorts, polos, and croakies, and girl who like sundresses, pearls, and Vera Bradley stuff.

edit: clearing up a controversy on a previous thread.



I gotta ask, what the hell are croakies? Maybe I'm just old.



http://croakies.com/

You wouldn't want your ray bans to fall off while tailgating would you?

User avatar
najumobi
Posts: 1111
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:36 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby najumobi » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:48 pm

lawhawk wrote:UGA, Bama, Ole Miss...SEC schools in general + UNC and UVA.

Essentially, it will be the same schools as the fratty undergrad schools.

eh....unc ug is less fratty than sec schools and UNC law to a much lesser degree than its undergrad

lawhawk
Posts: 271
Joined: Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:06 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby lawhawk » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:54 pm

najumobi wrote:
lawhawk wrote:UGA, Bama, Ole Miss...SEC schools in general + UNC and UVA.

Essentially, it will be the same schools as the fratty undergrad schools.

eh....unc ug is less fratty than sec schools and UNC law to a much lesser degree than its undergrad



This is true, but parts of it can be very frat (P. Bob's, Top of the Hill, etc). I can tell you this as I am currently in undergrad there. Can't really vouch for the law school though.

User avatar
Grizz
Posts: 10583
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:55 pm

julesm2200 wrote:http://croakies.com/

You wouldn't want your ray bans to fall off while tailgating would you?


Plus, it is important to look real frat in class with your Costa Del Mars hanging off your neck. Nothing says "I like to fish" and possibly "I like to tailgate, but I say I fish" better than Costa Del Mars haha

User avatar
ec2xs
Posts: 346
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:05 am

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby ec2xs » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:56 pm

Thirteen wrote:SMU

TITCR

User avatar
mhd08
Posts: 318
Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:42 am

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby mhd08 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:56 pm

Outside of the T14.... Florida State and UF. Take it from someone who went there. I'm not like that at all and I couldn't seem to get away from it. iiick.

User avatar
najumobi
Posts: 1111
Joined: Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:36 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby najumobi » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:02 pm

lawhawk wrote:
najumobi wrote:
lawhawk wrote:UGA, Bama, Ole Miss...SEC schools in general + UNC and UVA.

Essentially, it will be the same schools as the fratty undergrad schools.

eh....unc ug is less fratty than sec schools and UNC law to a much lesser degree than its undergrad

posting.php?mode=quote&f=8&p=2374590

This is true, but parts of it can be very frat (P. Bob's, Top of the Hill, etc). I can tell you this as I am currently in undergrad there. Can't really vouch for the law school though.

haha...nice unc undergrad too, though not living in chapel hill anymore.

tarheel87
Posts: 144
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:22 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby tarheel87 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:30 pm

Someone's been spending a bit too much time on Oldrow. But anyways whoever said SEC+UNC+UVA is generally correct, I'd probably include SMU and Texas too.

EDIT: as a UNC greek I take offense in those who said UNC isn't fratty haha

User avatar
jeeptiger09
Posts: 323
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:15 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby jeeptiger09 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:37 pm

SMU, Texas (parts), SEC (except UF), Emory, Wake is okay, UNC is okay, maybe even Baylor.

UVa isn't bad, but there's a lot of liberals.

UF is terrible, have to disagree. FSU isn't bad.

Whoever said Michigan and Notre Dame is backwards.

User avatar
Grizz
Posts: 10583
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:41 pm

tarheel87 wrote:Someone's been spending a bit too much time on Oldrow. But anyways whoever said SEC+UNC+UVA is generally correct, I'd probably include SMU and Texas too.

EDIT: as a UNC greek I take offense in those who said UNC isn't fratty haha


I'm not a huge fan, but I am in one of their pictures (which I didn't submit, mind you).

User avatar
Grizz
Posts: 10583
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:31 pm

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Postby Grizz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:44 pm

jeeptiger09 wrote:Emory


Really? I know their undergrad population at least is generally liberal, not Southern, and Ed Hardy influenced.




Return to “Talk About Law School Visits, Open Houses, Admit Days”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest