I'm curious as to why so many people went UAH in the poll. Is it just the price? You want to be mixed in with non-law students? You all know something about cockroach population habits that I don't?
I was leaning towards trying to get one of the cheapest apartment shares in one of the LS specific areas, but if so many law students will be in UAH, maybe I'll go with that. Also it's disappointing to hear about the shitty gym options. I was hoping my 1.5k a month for 1/3 of a box would get me access to some damn weights...
And I'm thinking that maybe I need to make a FB for the first time in quite a few years
. Are Facebook groups/events/etc... a common way of coordinating activity in law school/at CLS (maybe a current student has insight here)?
If your priority is to meet other law students in your building, you may still want to opt for LS housing. I live in UAH, and while I live with another 1L, I only know one other 1L besides that in my building. I have friends in Lionsgate and Lenfest who met classmates on the same floor. There are definitely other law students in my building, but we're in the minority compared to other grad students. LS housing is also generally nicer than UAH housing (though perhaps not so much nicer as to justify the price differential). That said, I live a few doors down from many of my friends in my section, and within 2-3 blocks of many many others, so being in the same building is not as much a priority imo as it is at, say, Chicago. It's really not hard to walk to meet up with anyone living in any university housing other than Riverside.
For FB... eh, not altogether necessary, at least for me. I did not use it to meet other people, but then I had already met some people at ASW. You'll be able to meet people in your section without issue (and there will probably be a GroupMe for your section, not a bad idea to join). I think the only thing I got through the facebook group that I didn't get through emails was links to the textbook exchanges (which are useful depending on your professors). Also, facebook is useful for a few different student groups, who will use it as their primary means of in-group communication. But if you're looking for school-wide social events, you can find everything via email.