Thank you for starting the thread. I will be attending Hastings in the fall.
I'm from upstate NY and have no idea what San Francisco will be like. Where would you recommend living? Is the Tower a good place to start or should I start hunting for apartments?
What is public transportation like? I've owned a car for the last 6 years and will have to get used to taking the bus, etc around town.
Any help is appreciated.
Oh where upstate are you from? (it's okay if you don't want to answer in case you're outed) I spent some time near Albany. Where you should live really depends on your preferences and how much you can afford on rent. The Tower is the most convenient option, but it is so close that you really live on three blocks. It looked like a lot of people on the other thread put down deposits for the tower. At the ASD a student said that pretty much everyone who wants to live there can live there, so it probably isn't full yet. If you want to live in another area, I recommend checking out craigslist. There are tons of good neighborhoods nearby varying in price, and there are tons of public transport options nearby Hastings. So I think first you should think about your budget and if you want to live near school and with law students, and if the answer is no, then we can talk about different neighborhoods, etc. Public transportation is pretty good in SF, I have a car but I actually don't use it very often, I usually end up taking the bus. I don't live near muni (kind of like the subway, kind of like a streetcar depending on where you are), so the bus is the best option for me... they aren't too bad and are pretty reliable. I remember when I was younger it was like I never knew when the next bus would come and I'd be waiting for over 20 minutes, but now with iphone apps and the internet and whatnot its pretty easy to figure out your transportation schedule.