On another note, does anyone have insight on housing aside from what has been posted on the law school's website? Are there areas around the school that southwestern students live in or do people commute from all over? I'm not from la so I would rather live closer to campus, but I've read on other threads that the area is not quite safe?
A copy and paste of my reply from another thread:
I love Koreatown (SWL neighborhood): it's one of the few LA neighborhoods with a late night scene, it's conveniently located, has fewer traffic nightmares than the west side, lots of good eateries, some nice apartment complexes, or if you're luckier, some craftsman homes which may be renting a room to a student....
But if ktown isn't your cup of tea, you're a 10-15 minute drive or subway ride (i.e. not a grueling commute by any stretch) from Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, South Park, Echo Park, Silverlake, or Melrose/Hancock Park (if you can afford it).
K-town is relatively safe, but it's certainly not crime-free, so use your good judgment and you should be fine.