toolshed wrote: starstruck393 wrote:
mayosmith wrote:I signed up for the first weekend, but now that my wife and I are trying to book travel, we're having difficulty finding hotel options close enough to the law school that we wouldn't need to rent a car. Any ideas?
Well, the only options I can think of are like the Belltower Hotel and the Michigan League. There isn't much within walking distance of campus. The Campus Inn is kind of in range, but the price difference would likely outweigh the cost of a rental car. Maybe someone should call admissions, but I have to believe that they'll have buses for transportation. Besides, even if they made you drive, there'd be no place to park.
So there have to be buses. So unless you want the freedom to walk to the Law Quad outside of the normal hours of the ASW, I don't think you'd have to worry...
Care to elaborate on this? I am not utilizing the school-sponsored hotels, and I am definitely renting a car so I can look at housing options and generally just see more of Ann Arbor (having never been in this area of the country). Is this going to pose a problem in coming to events on campus?
Also, a more general question--how is the parking for law students during the semester? I would probably be looking at housing a good distance from campus, so driving in every day would be the plan.
The campus is notoriously not car friendly. There are no law school lots, let alone lots for students of any kind close (unless you're disabled, in which case you can get a pass). There are some city structures around, where you can park I guess. The closest would probably be on South Forest; there will probably be some spots available, and it's a 5-10 min walk. You can also try street parking. Some have more optimistic opinions on its availability, but I wouldn't count on it. My experience is that it's never available when you're running late and need it.
So, my point wasn't so much that no one would be able to find a spot at ASW, but there certainly wouldn't be enough spots close to campus if a majority of the ASW attendees wanted to drive.
For going to class, I would honestly look into the bus schedule. I'll be living a few miles away, but there's a bus stop right outside of my apartment complex. A2 has a good bus system, and it's free when you show a student ID. 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. There will be days you're running late and you will get burned, it's just a reality of A2...