Living in Madison

University of Wisconsin Law students enjoy the benefits of living in one of the best cities in the country.

Aerial Photo Of Campus and Madison

Madison, with a population of over 230,000, is a beautiful and affordable city that regularly makes the national "best of" lists.

Madison is a complex community of academic, political, cultural, and recreational activity.

As the state capital, Madison is home to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin State Court of Appeals, the Dane County Courts, the Federal District Court, and various state and federal government agencies. All are within walking distance of the Law School. The Wisconsin Union Theater, the Madison Civic Center, the Dane County Coliseum, and other facilities provide endless opportunities for you to enjoy national and local cultural events. 

Wisconsin Banner with State Capitol in Background

The four lakes in Madison are an ideal backdrop for the city, which is augmented by a 1,200-acre arboretum, a free zoo, more than 200 city parks, 11 beaches, and lots of scenic countryside accessible by car, bicycle, and foot. As a city concerned about maintaining its unpolluted environment, Madison has a convenient campus and city bus system and a city-wide network of bicycle paths.

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