When I go in a few weeks to look at apartments, I'm sticking to 1BR's, studios, and carriage houses. I've lived with 3 roommates for the past 3 years at undergrad, and I can take it no more. Those were friends, too. So I can't imagine dealing with roommate drama (i.e. kitchen mess, bills, etc...) with a complete stranger. With everything I know about the first year experience, it sounds like you'll want to come home to your own place where you deal with your own mess. But I have also heard that if you get a 1BR, try to get one in a complex with lots of other law students so you still have some networking and contact close by.