Best advice I can give is to inspect housing close to campus very carefully. It's sort of touch and go -- some very well maintained older buildings that cater mostly to graduate students are the best bets. There are newer developments further from school that are pretty good -- little more expensive sometimes, but if you hunt long enough, the price difference is negligible.
I've lived in a newer 2 BR/2 BA place on the south end of AA with another graduate student roommate for some time, yet will be getting my own place for 3L due to the roommate's engagement. I'm angling for something closer to campus for my last year, but the place I've lived in for awhile has been good -- five to ten minute drive to the commuter lot depending on traffic and then a five to ten minute bus ride to the law school depending on bus wait. Newer building, no maintenance problems, reasonable rent.