« on: January 08, 2007, 09:06:19 PM »
I dont know anything about Northeastern or Suffolk, but I am, also, a 1L at Syracuse. I am from NYC and, thus far, I am pleased with my decision to attend Syracuse. I agree with the other poster, but I also have a bit more to add.
When I ask 2Ls and 3Ls about job placement during the summers, I hear that if you want a job, you get a job. The career services office here is very hands on. They require 1Ls to meet with them for a certain number of appointments each semester and they are very approachable and accessible.
Regardless of where you attend law school, aside from grades, two things will help you in landing a job: 1) a strong alumni network from your law school and 2) strong network connections. For the most part, you'll have to worry about #2 on your own, but from what I have been told, SUCOL has a good alumni network and the school is working on making it stronger.
As per your other inquiries, Syracuse has a great foreign policy program. I'm not interested in it, but I know a few people who've worked overseas and throughout the US. So DC should definitely be a possibility. Concerning public interest, there is an annual Public Interest Job Fair @ NYU that most of the law schools in the tri-state area are invited. I know for certain that all of the NYS schools are invited. I will be attending this February, but I cant say much aside from that.