Re housing: At the ASW I asked a bunch of current students about housing. Most people live in Munger, since it's literally a one minute walk from the law school. But it's expensive! EV is about a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride. I'm living in Kennedy (the brand new building) in EV, and could not be more excited. I think a lot of law students will be there, too, since it's much cheaper than Munger, really nice, and brand new. The students I spoke to who lived in EV all said that they didn't feel like they missed out on anything because they weren't in Munger. They mostly seemed surprised at the very thought.
One think that all current students told me was to try to get a year-long lease, because it's hard to get an on-campus apartment as a 2 or 3L since 1Ls have priority, but if you have a yearlong lease (as opposed to an academic year lease) you can simply renew it and not have to go through the lottery at all. It's also apparently quite easy to find a summer sublet. There was also a relatively long conversation in the admitted students facebook group about housing a couple of months ago.