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.

Housing JD and LLM students, the Lawyers Club provides a built-in network of friends and a diverse set of neighbors. 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, the Lawyers Club contract is concurrent with the law school's academic calendar. This means that your air-conditioned, fully furnished, private-bathroom space is not your obligation to sublet over the summer months. A Lawyers Club contract includes onsite dining with a 12-meal per week board contract. All rooms include full utilities and wireless Internet connection. By choosing a Lawyers Club contract, your yearly housing costs are fixed; there will be no unknowns for your budget.

 Aerial Exterior View of Law School Campus at Dusk
An aerial view of the Lawyers Club at night.
Aerial view of the Archway in the Law Quad
The exterior area of the Main Club Building, where residents take their meals.
Interior view of the Law School Dining Hall with students gathered around tables sharing meals
Interior view of the Lawyers Club Dining Hall.
A typical Single Private Bath student room. This example measures about 150 sq. ft
A typical Single Private Bath student room. This example measures about 150 sq. ft.
All student rooms are slightly different and range in size from about 140 sq. ft. to 275 sq. ft.
All student rooms are slightly different and range in size from about 140 sq. ft. to 275 sq. ft.
Each student room is furnished with the items show here, exclusive of the personal linens, pillows, and bedside lamp.
Each student room is furnished with the items show here, exclusive of the personal linens, pillows, and bedside lamp.
Student rooms have storage shelves and built-in desks. Beds are full size and extra long.
Student rooms have storage shelves and built-in desks. Beds are full size and extra long.
Each room is equipped with a microwave and refrigerator.
Each room is equipped with a microwave and refrigerator.
Tiled private bathrooms have a toilet, sink, shower, shower curtain, and cabinet.
Tiled private bathrooms have a toilet, sink, shower, shower curtain, and cabinet.

Lawyers Club Details

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.

  • Included 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
    • Blanket(s)
    • Pillow(s)
    • Bedside lamp
    • Small throw rug
    • Personal care items
    • Extra hangers
    • Cell phone
    • Surge protectors
    • Extension cords
    • Portable Laundry Hamper

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 2021-2022 spaces, please email us or call the administrative offices at 734.764.1116

    Apply Now (Newly Admitted Students)  Email Us

  • Fees

    Contracts are written for the entire academic year and include furnished room, 12 meals per week, utilities, and wireless connectivity

    Rates for 2021-2022

     

    Fall and Winter

    Single Private Bath

    $14,956

    Single Semi-private Bath

    $​13,854

    Single Private Bath Premium Size

    $16,162

     

    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.

    Read U-M Billing and Payment Policies

    Phone: 734.764.7447

  • Terms and Conditions

    Contract holders agree to the terms and conditions of a University of Michigan Housing contract. 

    U-M Housing Policies

Key Dates

Contract holders are encouraged to check their contract for rates and dates.

Fall 2021

 

Friday, Aug. 20, 2021 @ 8 a.m.

Official Opening. Lawyers Club contract begins.

Monday, Aug. 24, 2021

Meals begin at Lawyers Club with lunch.

Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28

Thanksgiving recess. Meals suspended.

Friday, Dec. 17, 2021

Meals end with dinner.

Saturday, Dec. 18 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.

 

Winter 2022

 

Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 @ 8 a.m.

Official Opening.

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022

Meals begin with lunch.

Saturday Feb. 26 through Sunday,Mar. 6

Winter Break. Meals suspended. Lawyers Club open for occupancy.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Meals resume with lunch.

Thursday, May 5. 2022

Lawyers Club meals end with dinner.

Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 4pm

Official closing. Contracts end.

*The Lawyers Club is not open for summer term housing