suggestions: are you looking to stay in the same place for awhile? If so, I'd suggest somewhere in Midtown, there's lots of available apts and the area is cleaning up. A Target is going to be going in at Poplar/Cleveland in the next year or so.
I'm close to Overton Park & Stonewall and it's a 5.5 mile commute to the law school. 10-12 minutes from driveway to law school garage. It'll be < 2 miles when the law school moves.