Monday, May 10, 2010
Other rankings include:
- Most and Least Happy law student bodies
- Most and Least Alcohol Consumption among law student bodies
- Most and Least Dateable law student bodies
- Most Nights Spent Out
- Party Ranking Among the Top 14 Law Schools
Here is the methodology used in the rankings:
- Surveys (70%). We spammed current law students with a “Please take our survey” email. Though we didn’t go to great lengths to conceal that the surveys were measuring quality of life, we didn’t advertise that they were for the Party Law School Rankings. 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.)
- General Happiness Questions: These questions attempted to gauge the respondent’s personal happiness level and the general campus happiness level. There seemed to be some correlation between job security and happiness, given the strong performance of many top schools.
- General “Go Out” Questions: These questions were divided between personal “going out” rates and general campus “going out” rates. Most respondents believed they went out more than their peers.
- General Alcohol/Drug Consumption Questions: Three questions on each survey were dedicated to alcohol consumption (both personal and campus-wide), and two questions were dedicated to drug consumption (both personal and campus-wide.)
- General “Dateable” Questions: These questions were the most diverse. One question was devoted to each of the following: attractiveness, douchebagginess, bitchiness, “just friends”-iness, and personal dating success.
- Last Year's Rankings (2009) (20%): We are fighting so that it won’t be forgotten, because to forget the past, to have no memory, is a danger to the rankings, because now that students are aware of these rankings, they are prone to submit fraudulent surveys.
- Alcohol Access Value (10%). Based on the amount of bars and liquor stores within a one-mile radius of the law school. This category benefited schools located in large metropolitan areas.