« on: March 19, 2004, 10:13:11 AM »
I agree with most of the postings so far, except one thing. I think there is there is a very strong distinction between NEU, Suffolk, and NESL. Northeastern is above Suffolk and Suffolk is definitely above NESL. I have been working at legal offices in Boston for the last 2 years and every lawyer I work with agrees with this. Northeastern grads get better jobs than people who go to Suffolk and NESL. However, Suffolk is a great school. It's in an awesome location and the building is absolutely gorgeous. I work for the assistant attorney general in Boston who also teaches night classes at Suffolk law and he said the Suffolk Law library is the most beaufiful law school library he's been in. This is a lot coming from a guy who went to Harvard undergrad AND Harvard Law. Bottom line -- if you got into all three schools, I would go to Northeastern. However, if Suffolk offered you considerably more $$ than NEU, go there. I would never choose NESL over the other two.
Also, do you know what kind of law you want to practice? Look specifically at the clinics at each school. Suffolk has some great clinics in family law/ child advocacy. NEU's tend to be more geared towards other things.
I'm almost positive NEU doesn't give out actual letter grades but instead does handwritten evaluations for each student. If you are the kind of person who can handle that sort of grading, go for it.
Good luck and email me if you have any questions!