Lakewood and University Heights are both good areas to live. Lakewood has lots of tall apartment buildings along the lakefront, and the rent is reasonable ($450 for a one bedroom with garage parking.) Ohio City is a historic district, really culturally alive place to live, with the west side market, lots of people out, cool bars and good music. University Heights is near Case, so you get a student-type crowd and you are near the heart of little Italy, so the food won't disappoint. Coventry is nearby as well, and it's funky and young adult friendly. I would advise driving around and checking out which area you feel comfortable in, since they all have their own advantages/atmospheres. If you want to live within walking distance, Reserve Square is an apartment complex about 2 blocks from the law school.