« on: March 03, 2008, 12:33:30 PM »
I live in Lakeview. It is way better than the area around the law school. Some people may tell you the area around the law school is cool, but they are wrong.
Lakeview is a great neighborhood with easy access to school. It has great bars, restaurants, and some parks. The key is to make sure you are near public transportation. You can live near the Red Line and take that in to school and then walk over about 7 blocks from the Chicago stop. Another option is to live near the Lake, and then you can catch an array of buses to Michigan avenue, and you have a shorter walk to the law school. Both are fine options.
Lakeview borders Lincoln Park which is another great neighborhood in Chicago. If you are a city person, you are about to come to one of the great cities in America, and I suggest you take advantage of it by living in one of the neighborhoods. The places up here have character as opposed to the sterile high rises by the school.
You don't just hang out with your section. The school is small, so you will get to know many others through the functions put on. This is not something to worry about. There may be some section groups, but it's not a big deal.
I like the idea of living somewhere other than the "sterile high rises"...but do many other students live outside of the immediate vicinity of the law school? Or is the vast majority concentrated in that area?