More than 90% of our students live off-campus, and the significant number of affordable apartments conveniently located to campus are likely responsible for this high number. For off-campus housing, typical monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment can cost from $300-500, and a two bedroom apartment can rent for $500 - $900. A great many of our students live in and around downtown Lexington (approximately a 10 to 15 minute walk from the law school). Other students choose to live a few miles outside of town, in Rockbridge County, and there are a number of properties in the area with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge mountains, the Maury River and the surrounding environs. In addition to the housing options in the Lexington area, the town of Buena Vista is located just under 10 minutes from Lexington. Typically, rentals can be a less expensive there.
For those students seeking off-campus housing, we encourage you to consult the classified ads, utilize the local realtors (all of whom are located along Main Street and do not charge for their services), visit the law school (a great many apartment listings are posted on the bulletin boards in and around the building) and drive around town. Lexington is small enough that a great many landlords advertise an availability by simply posting a sign in front of the property. For more information about off-campus housing, please feel free to consult our webpage for off-campus housing.
Traditionally, law student housing is available on-campus at Woods Creek Apartments. However, due to undergraduate housing renovations, Woods Creek Apartments will not be available to law students for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Contact the Office of Admissions at 540-458-8503 or LawAdm@wlu.edu