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The Lawyers Club
551 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1208
Phone: 734.764.1116
Fax: 734.763.6732
Diane Nafranowicz, Director

Welcome to the Lawyers Club

As you make a decision about housing for the upcoming academic year, consider living in the residential section of the Law Quadrangle. Convenience, camaraderie, and safety are only a few of the attractions of the historic and newly renovated Lawyers Club.

Housing JD and LLM students, the Lawyers Club provides a built-in network of friends and a diverse set of neighbors. You will be able to take easy advantage of the Law School's resources as well as enjoy the community of 227 fellow law students.

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In addition to the advantages of proximity and tradition, the Lawyers Club offers a lease concurrent with your academic calendar. This means that your air-conditioned, fully furnished, private-bathroom space is not your obligation to sublet over the summer months. A Lawyers Club lease includes onsite dining with a 12-meal per week board contract. All rooms include full utilities and wireless Internet connection. By choosing a Lawyers Club lease, your yearly housing costs are fixed; there will be no unknowns for your budget.

About Rooms & Policies

The Lawyers Club is managed through an agreement between the Lawyers Club Board of Governors and University Housing, a unit of the Division of Student Life. Contracts for residential living are made between the student and University Housing. Residents must comply with all terms of the contract and all rules, regulations, and policies as outlined in the Community Living at Michigan Handbook.

Lawyers Club residential and community spaces are all smoke free, as is the entirety of the University of Michigan Campus. Rooms are let for the full academic year only, and a Lawyers Club contract includes room and board in the form of a 12-meal-per-week plan for meals taken exclusively within the Lawyers Club.

Lawyers Club residential rooms are let furnished; the Club lacks the ability to store furnishings from the rooms. Please review the student room facts and what to bring.

To ensure the health and safety of all residents, the Lawyers Club prohibits pets (with the exception of documented service and/or assistance animals), the building of lofts, items containing a flame such as candles and burning incense, waterbeds, firearms, and explosives including fireworks.

Application for Residence

Download the application for residence.

Please note: This application is not a lease, nor does it guarantee you a space in the Lawyers Club. Application to the Club may be made after admission, but before deposit. Housing assignments are made on a first-received, first-assigned basis.

Return completed application to:

The Lawyers Club
551 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1208
Phone: 734.764.1116
Fax: 734.763.6732
Diane Nafranowicz, Lawyers Club Director



Each Lawyers Club space is assigned to incoming students on the basis of the date we receive your Lawyers Club application. You may apply as soon as you are offered admission; you do not have to wait until the submission of your enrollment deposit. The timely submission of an application will increase the likelihood of receiving a lease and your preferred room type. All spaces in the Lawyers Club provide a single, private room. Your choice of a private or semi-private bathroom will slightly impact the lease fee. The entirety of the Lawyers Club is smoke-free, as is the University of Michigan campus.

Students requiring specific accommodations for mobility limitation or other health needs can easily be accommodated within the Club's design. Please contact the Director so that we have the opportunity to meet your specific needs. Dining is a required part of the Lawyers Club lease. The annual lease fee includes 12 meals per week, with lunch and dinner served Sunday through Friday. The Club offers a diverse menu selection which includes many vegetarian entrees.  Individuals requiring special diets such as gluten-free, dairy-free, or those with specific food allergies should consult with our culinary staff before signing a lease.

Leases are written for the entire academic year and include furnished room, 12 meals per week, utilities, and wireless connectivity.

Rates for 2015-2016 are listed below, subject to regental approval

SINGLE: Private Bathroom $13,080
SINGLE: Private Bathroom, Semi-Private Bathroom (34 such space) $12,240
SINGLE: Private Bathroom, Premium Size (200+ sq. ft.) (30 such spaces) $14,160

Budget Information:

Private single room with private en-suite bathroom and 12 meals/week: $13,080
8.5 months = $1535/month
Room portion is approximately $1000/month
Board portion is approximately $500/month
Translates to: $9.75/meal with no need to shop, cook or clean up

The Lawyers Club lease covers the law school’s academic calendar and does not obligate you for the summer months.  This removes the financial burden of a 12-month lease and the need to find a summer sublet.  Your yearly housing costs are fixed; no unknowns for the budget.

*Save about $100 per month by selecting a SINGLE room with SEMI-PRIVATE bath. You'll share with only one other student. There are 34 spaces of this room type.

Important Dates

FALL 2014

Official Opening
Friday, Aug. 22 at 8 a.m.
Lawyers Club lease begins

Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m.
1L orientation kick-off

Friday, Aug. 29
Meals begin at Lawyers Club with lunch

Tuesday, Sept. 2
Classes begin

Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 13-14
Fall recess; classes and meals continue

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28
Thanksgiving recess; classes and meals suspended

Friday, Dec. 19
December Senior Day; exams end; meals end with dinner

Official Closing
Saturday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m.
Lawyers Club closes; leases end at 4 p.m.
Residents must vacate but their belongings may remain


Official Opening
Saturday, Jan. 10 at 8 a.m.
Lawyers Club opens

Monday, Jan. 12
Meals begin with lunch

Wednesday, Jan. 14
Classes begin

Friday through Saturday, Feb. 28-March 8
Spring recess; classes and meals suspended 
Lawyers Club open for occupancy

Monday, March 9
Classes resume; meals resume with lunch

Thursday, May 7
Exams end; Lawyers Club meals end with dinner

Official Closing
Saturday, May 9
Senior Day; Lawyers Club lease ends at 4 p.m.

Lawyers Club Lease Dates 2014-2015

8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, through Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, through Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, through Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015, through Thursday, May 7, 2015
*Meals served Sunday through Friday

Lawyers Club Lease Dates 2015-2016

8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015
8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, through Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, through Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, through Friday, Feb. 26, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016, through Thursday, May 5, 2016

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