As you make a decision about housing for the upcoming academic year, consider living in the residential section of the Law Quadrangle. Convenience, camaraderie, and safety are only a few of the attractions of the historic and newly renovated Lawyers Club.
What is the Lawyers Club?
Exclusively housing JD and LLM students, the Lawyers Club provides a built-in network of friends and a diverse set of neighbors in the midst of the Law Quadrangle. You will be able to take easy advantage of the Law School's resources as well as enjoy the community of 227 fellow law students.
In addition to the advantages of proximity and tradition, a Lawyers Club contract allows you to budget with no financial unknowns. Your contract provides for room and board in the form of 2 meals per day, (daily except Saturdays, for a total of 12 meals per week), a furnished room, private or semi-private bathroom, all utilities, and wireless internet. The Lawyers Club contract is concurrent with the Law School's academic calendar and covers both fall and winter terms. The Lawyers Club lease does not include summer months; thus, students who leave Ann Arbor for work will not incur rent obligations. (Students who wish to stay will be able to find alternative housing through Ann Arbor’s robust summer sublet market.)
The Lawyers Club provides amenities such as air conditioning, elevators, study lounges, kitchenettes, and club rooms for small social gatherings. Each residential room comes equipped with its own refrigerator/freezer and microwave oven. The Lawyers Club is protected by life safety equipment including smoke and heat detectors, fire suppression sprinklers, electronic door locks and ID-card entry at all exterior doors. The Lawyers Club is 100% smoke-free and pet-free (with the exception of pre-approved, documented service and/or assistance animals). The Lawyers Club does not provide on-site parking, but commuter parking lots are an option offered by the University.
Lawyers Club Services and Programs
Many services of the Lawyers Club are available to all members of the Law School community. The Main Desk acts as a nexus of information for residents and provides services such as selling meal tickets, providing lock out assistance to residents, package processing and pick-up, guest room reservations , coordinating laundry services.
Any law student may borrow a key to the Club in exchange for a $10 deposit.
The Club rents seven guest rooms with private baths for the convenience of students, faculty, and guests. Advance reservations are required and may be made up to three months in advance.
Please contact the desk (734.764.1116) during weekday business hours.
Complete lunches and dinners may be purchased at the Club. Non-residents may purchase individual meals or may open a prepaid debit system account called Entrée Plus. Entrée Plus allows students to eat meals as they wish and have the reduced fee deducted from their account through using their MCard. Entrée Plus is a University-wide system and may also be used for other purchases on or near campus.
Please see the Club's Main Desk or U-M Housing for further details and specific meal prices. Meals are served for lunch and dinner daily, except Saturday, when there is no evening meal.
Take a Professor to Lunch
This program, sponsored by the Law School's Office of Life, allows students to invite a guest faculty member to join them for lunch in the Club's dining room. OSL covers the cost of lunch for non-resident students and guest professors.
Students can make a request by emailing the Club’s Leadership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-arrange. Students should provide the date of lunch, professor name, and group count (Lawyers Club Residents do not need to be included in this total as they have a meal plan).
A minimum of 48 hours is required so that the proper entry passes can be issued for admittance.
Brown Bag Passes
Club residents may sponsor a non-resident who brings their lunch from home and wishes to be their guest in the dining room.
The main desk will issue a guest pass to the sponsor, which allows the guest to bring their bag lunch into the dining hall and receive a complimentary beverage. Brown Bag passes are available Monday through Friday during lunch only.
First year students who do not yet have a sponsor may see the Director, Diane Nafranowicz.
Reserving Event Space
Student groups may inquire about reserving public spaces in the Club for meetings, receptions, etc. All such events must be approved by the Club's Director and meet restrictions for room capacity, catering, security arrangements, etc.
Please see the director a minimum of two weeks in advance.
Living in the Lawyers Club
The Lawyers Club is an historic residence hall with generations of successful Michigan Law alumni. A result of the beneficence of William W. Cook and Charles T. Munger, the Lawyers Club offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in the iconic Michigan Law Quadrangle.
Residents of the Lawyers Club are proximate to Hutchins Hall, Legal Research, Jeffries Hall and enjoy all the benefits of the collegiate gothic structures. Completely renovated in 2013, with design by Hartman Cox of Washington DC; the Club’s private rooms with en-suite private baths house students from all three years of law school and many LLM s. The Lawyers Club is also available as a dining option for law students who have chosen off-campus housing. The Lawyers Club is not open for housing during summer term.
The Lawyers Club space is completely smoke-free, pet-free (with exception to documented service and assistance animals) and provides single-occupancy spaces with contracts for the full academic term. Dining is a required element of the Lawyers Club lease and a 12-meal per week contract is included in the contract fee.
Rooms and Furnishings
About the Rooms
Each of the Lawyers Club student rooms is unique. The Lawyers Club furniture is built-in and therefore cannot be removed. Rooms are let as furnished as the Club does not store furniture from student rooms, nor does the Club have storage for student belongings.
All beds are at a height of approximately 22 inches allowing storage of student luggage or boxes in that in-room space.
The photograph of a sample room is illustrative of a typical room measuring about 150 sq. ft. This photo is a sample only and should not be read as a guarantee of room size or furnishings.
Each of the Lawyers Club student rooms come furnished with the following items:
- Extra-long, full-size bed and mattress (54" x 80")
- Rolling desk chair
- Overhead lighting
- Window covering-black out shade
- Built-in desk and shelving
- Guest side chair
- Night stand (*Not all room configurations have this item)
- Microwave and small refrigerator with freezer compartment
- Wood-grained tile flooring
- Card-operated door lock and peep-hole
- Individual heating and cooling control
- Smoke-detection and fire-suppression system
Included En-suite Bathroom Fixtures
Each En-suite Bathroom contains:
- Tile Shower with shower curtain
- Medicine cabinet with mirror
- Wall-mounted toilet
- Sink and built-in vanity
- Wall-mounted storage cabinet
- Towel bars
- Robe hooks
Students Should Bring
Suggested Student-Supplied Items:
- Sheets (full, extra-long, 54" x 80")
(*Note: Queen-size sheets measuring about 60" x 80" will also fit these beds with about 5" of extra width.)
- Mattress pad
- Bedside lamp
- Small throw rug
- Personal care items
- Extra hangers
- Cell phone
- Surge protectors
- Extension cords
- Portable Laundry Hamper
- Sheets (full, extra-long, 54" x 80")
Joining the Lawyers Club
How to Apply
Each Lawyers Club space is assigned to incoming students on the basis of the date we receive your Lawyers Club application. You may apply as soon as you are offered admission; you do not have to wait until the submission of your enrollment deposit. The timely submission of an application will increase the likelihood of receiving a contract and your preferred room type. All spaces in the Lawyers Club provide a single, private room. Your choice of a private or semi-private bathroom will slightly impact the contract fee. The entirety of the Lawyers Club is smoke-free, as is the University of Michigan campus.
Students requiring specific accommodations for mobility limitation or other health needs are asked to note these requests on the application in advance. Please contact the Lawyers Club Staff so that we have the opportunity to meet your specific needs. Dining is a required part of the Lawyers Club contract. The annual contract fee includes 12 meals per week, with lunch and dinner served Sunday through Friday. The Club offers a diverse menu selection which includes many vegetarian entrees. Individuals requiring special diets such as gluten-free, dairy-free, or those with specific food allergies should consult with our culinary staff before signing a contract.
Applying to the Lawyers Club requires no distinct deposit. Applications may be submitted at the point of acceptance to Michigan Law, but contracts will be sent only after students have matriculated.
This application is not a contract, nor does it guarantee you a space in the Lawyers Club. As the Lawyers Club fills quickly, newly admitted students are encouraged to submit an application as soon as they receive an offer of admission, even before making a seat deposit. Housing assignments are made on a first-received, first-assigned basis and will be sent to umich.edu email addresses from Michigan Housing. Please create your account and monitor its activity.
For information on availability of 2022-2023 spaces, please email us or call the administrative offices at 734.764.1116
Contracts are written for the entire academic year and include furnished room, 12 meals per week, utilities, and wireless connectivity
Rates for 2022-2023
Fall and Winter
Single Private Bath
Single Semi-private Bath
Single Private Bath Premium Size
The Lawyers Club resident hall fees are subject to change pending U-M Regental approval.
The Lawyers Club contract covers the law school's academic calendar and does not obligate you for the summer months. This removes the financial burden of a 12-month contract and the need to find a summer sublet. Your yearly housing costs are fixed; no unknowns for the budget.
*Save about $125 per month by selecting a SINGLE room with SEMI-PRIVATE bath. You'll share with only one other student. There are 34 spaces of this room type.
Billing and Payment
Billing and payment schedules for Lawyers Club accounts are administered by University of Michigan Student Financial Operations.
Terms and Conditions
Contract holders agree to the terms and conditions of a University of Michigan Housing contract.
Contract holders are encouraged to check their contract for rates and dates.
Friday, Aug. 18, 2023 @ 8 a.m.
Official Opening. Lawyers Club contract begins.
Monday, Aug. 21, 2023
Meals begin at Lawyers Club with lunch.
Thursday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving recess. Meals suspended.
Friday, Dec. 15, 2023
Meals end with dinner.
Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, at 4 p.m.
Official closing. Contracts end. Residents must vacate, but their belongings may remain.
*The Lawyers Club is closed during semester break. Residents must vacate but belongings may remain for those with winter contracts.
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024 @ 8 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 8, 2024
Meals begin with lunch.
Saturday Feb. 24 through Sunday,Mar. 3
Winter Break. Meals suspended. Lawyers Club open for occupancy.
Monday, March 4, 2024
Meals resume with lunch.
Thursday, May 2. 2024
Lawyers Club meals end with dinner.
Tuesday, May 7 2024 @ 4pm
Official closing. Contracts end.
*The Lawyers Club is not open for summer term housing