moonshine wrote:i guess a current duke student would be best to answer this question, but do you absolutely need a car to get around? can you live within walking distance to the law school? how are the buses etc?
I think the answer is yes you probably want to have a car. However if you live close enough to walk and don't mind taking a bus to get food or entertainment (or being a barnacle to a friend who is going there) then I think it is doable to not have car. Not sure what the bus situation is like, but there is a car share program at Duke. $8 an hour 2 hour minimum ($60 a day a think), so that is always an option that is probably cheaper than owning a car.