21st Century Residence Opens Within Gothic Walls of Lawyers Club
Michigan Law Benefactor William W. Cook Ensured School's Top Ranking
Murder Mystery Dinner at the Lawyers Club
Former Dean Evan Caminker, students and faculty enjoy a Murder Mystery Dinner at the Lawyers Club. The dinner was donated by the Club as an item in the SFF (Student Funded Fellowship) Auction.
Charles Ramsey, '15: Life is Better in the Lawyers Club
Anne Formanek, '12: A Sense of Community and Family
The Lawyers Club551 South State StreetAnn Arbor, MI 48109-1208Phone: 734.764.1116Fax: 734.763.6732Lawyersclub@umich.edu
Diane Nafranowicz, Directornafrano@umich.edu
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.
In addition to the advantages of proximity and tradition, the Lawyers Club offers a lease concurrent with the law school's 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.
Approaching its 100th anniversary, the Lawyers Club is an historic residence hall with generations of successful Michigan Law alumni. A result of the beneficence of William W. Cook and Charles T. Munger, the Lawyers Club offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in the iconic Michigan Law Quadrangle.
Residents of the Lawyers Club are proximate to Hutchins Hall, Legal Research, South Hall and enjoy all the benefits of the collegiate gothic structures. Completely renovated in 2013, with design by Hartman Cox of Washington DC; the Club’s private rooms with en-suite private baths house students from all three years of law school and many LLM s. The Lawyers Club is also available as a dining option for law students who have chosen off-campus housing. The Lawyers Club is not open for housing during summer term.
Applying to the Lawyers Club requires no distinct deposit.
Applications may be submitted at the point of acceptance to Michigan Law, but leases will be sent only after students have matriculated. Please submit your application electronically by using this site and sending your application to
The Lawyers Club space is completely smoke-free, pet-free (with exception to documented service and assistance animals) and provides single-occupancy spaces with contracts for the full academic term. Dining is a required element of the Lawyers Club lease and a 12-meal per week contract is included in the lease fee. Contract holders agree to the terms and conditions of a University of Michigan Housing contract, whose full policies may be found in the Community Living at Michigan Handbook (www.housing.umich.edu).
Billing and payment schedules for Lawyers Club accounts are administered by University of Michigan Student Financial Operations whose full policies may be found
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: LawyersClub@umich.edu
The Lawyers Club
551 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1208
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 2017/18 are recommended as:
SINGLE: Private Bathroom
SINGLE: Semi-Private Bathroom (34 such space)
SINGLE: Private Bathroom, Premium Size (200+ sq. ft.) (30 such spaces)
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.
Fall term 2017 will see the Law Quad's Courtyard under renovation. Noise, truck traffic and limited access are a predictable byproduct of the project and will include work schedules as permitted under City of Ann Arbor and University ordinances through early fall 2017.
Lease holders are encouraged to check their lease for contract dates.
Friday, Aug. 25 at 8 a.m.Lawyers Club lease begins
Monday, Aug. 28 Meals begin at Lawyers Club with lunch
Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 1 p.m.1L orientation kick-off
Tuesday, Sept. 5Classes begin
Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 23 through 26Thanksgiving recess; classes and meals suspended
Friday, Dec. 22December Senior Day; exams end; meals end with dinner
Saturday, Dec. 23 at 4 p.m.Lawyers Club closes; leases end at 4 p.m.Residents must vacate but their belongings may remain
Saturday, Jan. 6 at 8 a.m.Lawyers Club opens
Monday, Jan. 8Meals begin with lunch
Wednesday, Jan. 10Classes begin
Saturday through Sunday, Feb. 25-March 4spring recess; classes and meals suspended Lawyers Club open for occupancy
Monday, March 5
Classes resume; meals resume with lunch
Thursday, May 3Exams end; Lawyers Club meals end with dinner
Friday, May 4Senior Day Graduation
Saturday, May 5Lawyers Club lease ends at 4 p.m.
LAWYERS CLUB LEASE DATES 2017-2018
Occupancy8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 20178 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018
BoardMonday, Aug. 28, 2017, through Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, through Friday, Dec. 22, 2017Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, through Friday, Feb. 23, 2018Monday, March 5, 2018, through Thursday, May 3, 2018
*The Lawyers Club is not open for summer term housing
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