Canof09 wrote:2014 wrote:lawschool20175 wrote:Where do must law students live? Do they usually live in law school housing or rent their own apartments? I know Hyde Park does not have the best reputation, but did you feel safe in the neighborhood?
Hyde Park their first year. There is one building that probably more than half of the class lives in, and another 10% or so live within about 3 blocks of that building. Most 2Ls and 3Ls move out of Hyde Park and are spread between South Loop, the loop and lincoln park with some exceptions.
Hyde Park itself is perfectly safe especially if you have the common sense to not wander around alone at midnight. It's the surrounding areas that get hairy, but you will have no reason to ever even pass through them.
I have a question about this. How do most upperclassmen get to class since they're not in Hyde Park? I am under the impression that most don't have cars. Public transport? How long is the trip on public transport from south loop, loop, and lincoln park?
Why do most upperclassmen leave? Just to be closer to downtown or what?
Generally, upperclassmen that do not have a car live in South Loop. There is a bus (#2) that runs during AM/PM rush hour hours to/from the Law School from South Loop. It's very convenient, and people will live somewhere that is close to a stop.
Those with cars spread much further throughout the city. Traffic is bad in Chicago, but as long as you're not going home at 6pm, you can get to/from school from almost anywhere in the city in 20-30m. It's not bad.