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Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:29 pm
by TuxedoCats
hipcatdaddio wrote:Kind of amazing as to what some people believe passes as frat.

If your college makes you have on-campuses "houses" that are essentially glorified dorms = Not frat.

If your college doesn't tailgate/have big-time athletics = Not frat.

If your college isn't close enough to get to a beach and/or the mountains for your fall/spring weekend retreats = not frat.

If your college doesn't have a horse derby within driving distance = not frat.

If there isn't some underlying, persistent conflict between the greek student body and the GDI student body = not frat.

If your college administration ultimately sides with the GDIs in said conflict = not frat.

Basically, UGA, UF, FSU, Bama, Ole Miss = FaF.

ETA: I love my Alma Mater, but UNC isn't frat.


I don't know that it's been said in this thread, but Seton Hall/Rutgers Newark may qualify. They both have somewhat big athletics, are within driving distance of the beach and mountains, are both close to Far Hills and whatever polo thing goes on at Liberty State Park. I don't think either of them get significant out of state attendance. If the student body is mostly comprised of NJ kids, you've been out bro-ed. Come for the fistpumping, stay for the pork roll egg and cheese on a bagel.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:35 am
by PrezRand
pancakes3 wrote:
mwells56 wrote:
hipcatdaddio wrote:Kind of amazing as to what some people believe passes as frat.

If your college makes you have on-campuses "houses" that are essentially glorified dorms = Not frat.

If your college doesn't tailgate/have big-time athletics = Not frat.

If your college isn't close enough to get to a beach and/or the mountains for your fall/spring weekend retreats = not frat.

If your college doesn't have a horse derby within driving distance = not frat.

If there isn't some underlying, persistent conflict between the greek student body and the GDI student body = not frat.

If your college administration ultimately sides with the GDIs in said conflict = not frat.


Disagree for the bolded, plenty of rich frat kids at midwestern schools have their parents buy them vacations to Mexico for Spring Break, and it's pretty fratty down there. Also, nobody gives a crap about horse racing outside of the south unless there's a horse going for the Triple Crown, and even then people only care about the Belmont and then stop caring as soon as the Belmont's over.

Otherwise you're on the money.


Sorry bro, midwest is per se unfrat and just because you've been to Senor Frogs doesn't make you frat. There's only NE frat and Southern frat. If you use the word "fratstar" then you're just a bro - not frat.

And lol at Belmont. 1) It's all about the derby. 2) Of course people stop caring as soon as Belmont is over bc Belmont's the last leg.

Stick to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to, bruh.

There are plenty of midwestern schools that are FaF tbh. Mizzou for starters. Also, the NE is not really anymore frat than the midwest or the west. The south is in a league of its own.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:00 am
by pancakes3
If you wear a backwards baseball cap, you're not FaF. (Corollary: If you wear a visor anywhere not on a golf course, you're not FaF).
If you attend a land grant school, you're not FaF.
If you charge money at the door for your parties, you're not FaF.
If you rent or timeshare your vacation house, you're not FaF.
If you vacation on a lake, you're not FaF.
If you don't know how to ski, you're not FaF (snowboarding should be just a phase you're going through).
If you wear Oakleys, you're not FaF.
If your chapter of your frat goes past the first 24 letters to designate itself, you're not FaF.
If you hold your formals at your house or at a bar, you're not FaF.
If your house doesn't have columns, you're not FaF.

ljl at Mizzou being FaF.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:03 pm
by SplitMyPants
pancakes3 wrote:If you wear a backwards baseball cap, you're not FaF. (Corollary: If you wear a visor anywhere not on a golf course, you're not FaF).


Presumably snapbacks don't count as baseball caps

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:36 am
by Famous
If not top tier, then not FaF. In terms of law schools, that means only fratty law schools in the t14 are FaF. Basically only UVa and maybe (lol but not really at all) Duke are truly FaF.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:51 am
by Milksteak
So being "frat" is basically being a huge asshole?

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:31 pm
by Famous
More or less

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:54 pm
by RamTitan
Bumpin this thread purely for hilarity

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:20 pm
by PrezRand
RamTitan wrote:Bumpin this thread purely for hilarity

Im glad someone understands

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:00 pm
by mathaddict
PrezRand wrote:
RamTitan wrote:Bumpin this thread purely for hilarity

Im glad someone understands


Third on this.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:51 am
by brinicolec
Milksteak wrote:So being "frat" is basically being a huge asshole?


This is the vibe I got from frat boys throughout college (excluding the Divine Nine frats).

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:14 am
by Hikikomorist
PrezRand wrote:
pancakes3 wrote:Bros, being fratty as fuck means being elite as fuck. The true fratbro can get shitfaced 4 days a week and still beat the curve. Moreover, when he kicks ass with effortless grace he does it not because any conscious effort but because when he wakes up in the morning he just naturally pisses excellence. The guy who's graduating with a dogshit GPA and/or at a dogshit school can bro out all he wants but he's just a poser. It's not about connections, wealth, or if your parents came over on the Mayflower. It's about being cool as fuck shit, chill as shit fuck, and if you pull.

Imo Duke and UVa have this pretty much on lock because their UG reputation trump any and all pro-frat-justifications that the rest of the T14 can marshall.

Even though I have a bit of a knee-jerk reaction against state schools being considered fratty.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:18 am
by Hikikomorist
I'd say Vanderbilt was the only arguably fratty law school I visited.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:22 am
by 20170322
Milksteak wrote:So being "frat" is basically being a huge asshole?


Yes.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:33 am
by PrezRand
Being "frat" is not necessarily being an asshole. There are the "nice guy"/Friendzone frats and other boners as well.


Btw, the most frat schools in the top 20 should go like this
UT
UVA
USC
Vanderbilt
Michigan
UCLA
The rest don't matter because they aren't remotely close to being frat. I would put Stanford next followed by the ivies but it's pointless.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:26 pm
by SplitMyPants
Hikikomorist wrote:Even though I have a bit of a knee-jerk reaction against state schools being considered fratty.


lol youre obv not from the southeast then

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:11 pm
by Hikikomorist
SplitMyPants wrote:
Hikikomorist wrote:Even though I have a bit of a knee-jerk reaction against state schools being considered fratty.


lol youre obv not from the southeast then

Just hard to reconcile money and exclusivity with state schools in my mind.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:45 pm
by Big Red
lmao at the idea that any law school is fratty, this thread needs to be kicked off campus

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:00 pm
by SeewhathappensLarry
^Agreed. UVA is fratty insofar that people wear chubbies and backwards hats. But it is a law school with some of the smartest people you'll meet. Fratty just doesn't really make sense

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:27 pm
by somedeadman
SeewhathappensLarry wrote:^Agreed. UVA is fratty insofar that people wear chubbies and backwards hats. But it is a law school with some of the smartest people you'll meet. Fratty just doesn't really make sense

You can be fratty and smart breh

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:36 pm
by kingpin101
somedeadman wrote:
SeewhathappensLarry wrote:^Agreed. UVA is fratty insofar that people wear chubbies and backwards hats. But it is a law school with some of the smartest people you'll meet. Fratty just doesn't really make sense

You can be fratty and smart breh

Being smart and acting smartly are two different things.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:43 pm
by PrezRand
kingpin101 wrote:
somedeadman wrote:
SeewhathappensLarry wrote:^Agreed. UVA is fratty insofar that people wear chubbies and backwards hats. But it is a law school with some of the smartest people you'll meet. Fratty just doesn't really make sense

You can be fratty and smart breh

Being smart and acting smartly are two different things.

This doesn't change the fact that you can be fratty and smart

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:52 pm
by kingpin101
PrezRand wrote:
kingpin101 wrote:
somedeadman wrote:
SeewhathappensLarry wrote:^Agreed. UVA is fratty insofar that people wear chubbies and backwards hats. But it is a law school with some of the smartest people you'll meet. Fratty just doesn't really make sense

You can be fratty and smart breh

Being smart and acting smartly are two different things.

This doesn't change the fact that you can be fratty and smart

You're assuming I was contradicting you.

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:01 pm
by somedeadman
Jeez people, let's please not play semantics...

Re: "Fratty" Law Schools

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:13 pm
by dbalkaran
Well this was a good read. If you're still acting like a fraternity kid once you leave undergrad I just don't even know what you're doing with your life.