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 contract 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.

 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 Enhanced (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 shown 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 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. 

  • Guest Rooms

    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.

  • Dining

    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 Blue Bucks. Blue Bucks allows students to eat meals as they wish and have the reduced fee deducted from their account through using their MCard. Blue Bucks 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 are no meals.

    Lawyers Club Menu

  • 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 [email protected] 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 Lawyers Club Leadership Team at the Club’s Main Desk.

  • 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.

  • 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”) approximately 22 inches high allowing storage of student luggage or boxes
    • 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 email addresses from Michigan Housing. Please create your account and monitor its activity.

    For information on availability of 2024-2025 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 2024-2025


    Fall and Winter

    Single Enhanced (Private Bath)


    Single Standard (Semi-private Bath)


    Single Premium (Private Bath)



    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.

  • 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 2024


Friday, Aug. 16, 2024

Official Opening. Lawyers Club contract begins.

Monday, Aug. 19, 2024

Meals begin at Lawyers Club with lunch.

Thursday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 1

Thanksgiving recess. Meals suspended.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2024

Meals end with dinner.

Friday, Dec. 20, 2024, 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 2025


Saturday, Jan. 11, 2025

Official Opening.

Monday, Jan. 13, 2025

Meals begin with lunch.

Saturday Mar. 1 through Sunday, Mar. 9

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

Monday, March 10, 2025

Meals resume with lunch.

Thursday, May 8, 2025

Lawyers Club meals end with dinner.

Tuesday, May 13 2025 @ 4pm

Official closing. Contracts end.

*The Lawyers Club is not open for summer term housing