starstruck393 wrote:Like I said, there was a 1L talking about being able to find street parking fairly easily, but it's a hassle and I really wouldn't want to have to rely on street parking to get to class everyday.
I'm a 3L, and I've been doing it since probably second semester of 1L. Like I said... it's not like there are tons of spaces, and if everyone did it, it would be problematic. But I park at meters within 1 block of the law school every day and encounter very, very little trouble. The last time I had trouble was a couple times in September in the middle of the day, and I did have to go over to the South Forest structure.
The key to this is what time of day your classes are, and in 1L you don't have a choice. Parking is easier early and late. I haven't picked my classes based on their times, but my schedules have mostly worked out this way. Like this semester I go to class from 9 to 10:30 four days a week, eat/work at home for the middle of the day, then go back to school from 4 to 6 three days a week.
If you're going to have a really long day, you won't want to park at a meter. I use the South Forest structure for that (or I used to have my husband drop me off/pick me up).
starstruck393 wrote: It looks like you can get a pass in the SoFo structure I mentioned for $125 a month.
You can also just pay as you go (I think the price is now 50 cents per half hour), which would be cheaper for most law students, unless you plan to spend a lot of time studying in the library instead of at home. When I worked it out for my schedule (in a previous semester) to figure out how much it would cost for a month, it came out to about $75.