It is wise to start looking for housing in Ann Arbor as soon as you have decided to enter the Law School. A variety of housing options, both on and off campus, are available to students.
The Lawyers Club
The Lawyers Club is a unique, on-campus housing option offering convenience, camaraderie, and safety, and is perfect for students wishing to live in a law-student-exclusive dorm setting. Thanks to a generous donation from Charles T. Munger of Berkshire Hathaway, the Lawyers Club reopened in fall 2013 with extensive renovations. The newly renovated Lawyers Club retains the aesthetic charm of its neo-gothic architecture while providing all-new amenities for modern convenience. Located within the Law Quad itself, the Lawyers Club offers 227 fully furnished and spacious private rooms, and private or semi-private bathrooms. Eleven corridor lounges, some with community kitchenettes and flat-screen TVs, are an ideal setting for study groups, intimate dinner parties, or student-group gatherings. Typically housing about half of the entering class, in addition to some upper-class students and LLMs, the Lawyers Club fosters a diverse community outside the classroom.
Other University Housing
Family housing, as well as housing for single graduate students, is offered at Northwood Community Apartments, located on North Campus, about three miles from Central Campus and the Law School. Some of these apartments and townhouses are furnished, others are not. Free and frequent University bus service is available between the two locations. The Northwood Community Apartments also offer additional resources for families, such as child care and English classes for spouses, partners, and children.
Supply is limited, so applicants are encouraged to contact U-M Housing as soon as possible.Off Campus
Approximately two-thirds of our law students live in apartments and houses. Furnished and unfurnished apartments and houses may be found within walking distance of the Law School and in complexes a few miles away. The Off-Campus Housing Office, within the University Housing Office, 1011 Student Activities Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109-1316, 734.763.3164, may be especially helpful if you are apartment hunting in Ann Arbor for the first time. The housing website is a comprehensive information resource that includes extensive "real time" listings of apartments, rooms, coops, parking spaces, and a roommate matching service. The site can be searched by monthly rental fee, number of bedrooms, proximity to campus, etc. The web-based resource www.offcampus.housing.umich.edu also includes maps and a list of landlords and management companies who have met certain minimum standards.
The Law School provides an informal source for roommate matching in the spring of each year. Law students interested in looking for housing or interested in subletting their apartments while they are away over the summer or for extended periods can fill out an ad in the Law School Classifieds. The Classifieds are most active in late spring, when students search for subletters before they leave for the summer. If you would like to offer housing, seek housing, or wish to receive calls from potential roommates, complete an ad.
The Admissions Office compiles a list of available summer sublets every spring. Current students may send an e-mail to Admissions, from January 10 until February 23, describing their sublet and Admissions will make it available to incoming summer starters. Please note: All sublet leases must run until at least the day after summer exams are over. Admitted students interested in finding a roommate or shared housing may also e-mail Admissions with information about themselves and the accommodations they are seeking. The Office will compile a list and make it available to other admitted students over the summer.