nealric wrote:Shocked by how many people are living alone. Have people done the math on how much that costs over the course of 3 years?
IMO, if you are prone to roommate drama, the problem is probably you. I've lived with 15 different people during 7 years school, and never had a roommate that caused so much drama that it interfered with my studies. Some of them weren't necessarily my best friends, but there wasn't a single fight. The number of people who are really so disagreeable that you can't just ignore them and keep to yourself is really small. Those that are that disagreeable can almost always be flagged with even a quick meeting prior to moving in.
To be fair, most have said they plan to live alone during 1L, since they won't know anyone beforehand. Also, it's not necessarily roommate "drama" - it's just that different lifestyles make living how you want to live a bit tricky. And it's not like law school is exactly cheap in the first place, so if someone wants to spend a bit more to help them be happiest and do as well as possible, why do you care?