I feel like the other people in this thread besides KeNo are trying to make BU into something it is not. BU is very good law school. It is not a top 5, top 10, or top 20 law school though. So to suggest that it places at big law in NYC (the most freaking competitive market for big law) at a rate equal to or higher than NYU, Columbia, and other top law schools in the area is RIDICILOUS. Do well and you have a good shot at big law in New York city. Do not think you are guaranteed anything at even top 25% though. It is a very competitive market and while BU does more than hold its own, it is still lower on the totem pole than the much higher ranking schools. Quite frankly it could be that the 25% or so that end up in New York are the BOTTOM 25% and they are stuck in the crappier jobs. While not likely, it is just as possible as anything else other people are trying to divine from these statistics.
I am a BU law student about to graduate. I thought I would jump in here adn defend some of the things being said. First, I agree that some of the posters on here are making my school out to be a little better at NYC BIGLAW placement than it is; generally, the top 15% at BU will be able to get BIGLAW in NYC. Top 50% will get a position at one of the countless firms in NYC, but again, only around the top 15% of so will be able to get a job at the top firms in NYC. We are not NYU or Columbia and our placement is nothing near top 1/3 for NYC BIGLAW. In Boston, top 1/3 will get you a position at one of the bigger firm and top 20% will usually get you a position at one of the top firms.
Outside of Boston, we don't do nearly as well as you would do at a local school. Please don't come to BU thinking that we place well nationally; you have to do really well to get a BIGLAW job in a non-Boston market, and I hate the 1Ls that come in thinking they are entitled to a job. My mentee thought he was entitled to a job until he went through recruiting and reality set in. Fact of the matter is that only those at the top 5 schools are going to get BIGLAW no matter where they place, at BU, you have to do well.
Finally, if you want NYC, go to Fordham. We do not place nearly as well in NYC as Fordam. You should always go to a local school if you can.