The law school is pretty self contained and the law school dorms are attached to the law school. So there shouldn't be too much trekking in the snow just to get to class as is common with Cornell undergrads. Also the law school is 10 feet away from Collegetown. Collegetown houses about 8 or 9 bars quite possibly the biggest bar scene in Ithaca (although that isn't saying much), places to eat, barber shops, Laundromats etc. Ithaca could quite possibly be the coldest place on earth, and sometimes 4 or 5 months go by with no sunshine. However its very safe and there is enough around town to get by comfortably. Personally I think I've outgrown my stay here and would really prefer to be within a mile of a real city. If it's my best option I'd have to seriously consider it but i'm hoping it doesn't come down to that.
While i'm in the admissions office i'll pull out my file too, i'll leave them both on top of the priority review pile, expect to hear within 24 hours.