IamAskier wrote: NoleinNY wrote:
gothamm wrote:FWIW, i just made the trip to Loyola just to see how the drive would be. Driving from the Norwalk area. It took me 25 mins on a sunday minimal/modest traffic. Not too bad at all. But boy is it in a ghetto area!
Also, I am surprised that there isn't a single mention of how loyola is situated RIGHT BEHIND the Staples Center.
... Because it is not? It's about 3 blocks (.7 miles) away. Walking distance, but not adjacent. Not exactly in the heart of LA Live... But, after midterms/finals, Yardhouse is the number 1 place people go after to celebrate.
Ya but isn't the Pico-Union neighborhood inwhich LLS is located pretty hood? I've never personally visited but I've been researching since I got in, and the school seems to be more of a well fortified fortress than a law school campus, which is reassuring/concerning I guess.
Oh, I never said "LLS is not in the hood;" I'm just saying a) it is not adjacent to the Staples Center, as implied by the quoted portion but rather a modest distance away and b) we Loyolans love the Happy Hour deals at Yardhouse [this post is not in anyway shape or form an advertisement for Yardhouse
]. Technically, it's considered "Westlake"http://projects.latimes.com/mapping-la/ ... /westlake/
Pico-Union is south of there (i.e. off Pico)
But yes, to reiterate, the neighborhood is ghetto. However, the campus is ridiculously safe. Built like a fortress, security guards on patrol, secure garage, etc. Shuttle service to and from Union Station stops right at the entrance of the garage (in full view of the security station). I have never felt unsafe there, even late at night.
I've walked around the area during broad daylight and (at most) encountered the occasional, harmless hobo. I can't speak for the safety of walking up and down James M Wood blvd at 2 AM, or even leaving your car parked OUTSIDE the school garage (day or night). If you walk to LA live in the evening via Olympic, in groups, it's not terrible.