I spent all of Saturday after the ASD apartment-hunting. The Cornell OCHO is nice, the best feature being the searchable apartment listing database (https://larissa.campuslife.cornell.edu: ... age1-1.asp
If you want to live close
to the law school (i.e., walking distance) I think you're pretty much looking at the Collegetown and Lower Collegetown areas. West Campus maybe, but it's a hike. Housing prices are ludicrous in Collegetown for the size that Ithaca is. I went to a state university in a town of 250,000 and usually paid $350-400/mo. 1BRs where I'm from topped out around $800. In Ithaca, they start
at $800 and go on up to $1,500 or so.
Like I mentioned in some post earlier in this thread, Novarr-Mackesey was almost universally recommended by the students we met on ASD (the same ones who acted as tour guides, ate lunch/dinner with us, and sat on the panel. I asked them about housing recommendations Friday.) We went and checked it out... it was alright. If you're willing to hunt, you could probably do better for the price.
Also, FWIW (I'm thinking you're female), I did drag boss around apartment-hunting for six hours or so, and the 2BR that he (I'm presuming) signed a lease on is an amazing place. Probably 3 minutes to the law school and $400 cheaper than comparable apartments in the area.