I was thinking about Northeastern, which I think is probably underrated as they tend to downplay LSAT/GPA a little in their admissions which would bring down their ranking. I really like the school, but have gotten into a couple of much better ranked schools (Loyola and American) and am having a hard time not going for the better ranked schools.
I'm looking at the rankings published by USNews for 2004, certain things, like GPA, LSAT score, acceptance rate, bar passage (NU is a little better), starting salaries, etc. look pretty similar. I picked NU because I'm already in Boston, and they came right out and offered me money. I figure with the co-op program I don't commit to studying in just one city during law school (applied to schools in Boston, DC, and NYC).
I went to an open house at NU, and (an obviously biased) student explained how she was at the UN High Commission for Refugees for her co-op, along with an American student. The American student, she said, didn't get as much out of the experience as she, because as part of the co-op program, this person got to be there full time, whereas the American student was there at odd hours and days. The overseers didn't give her as much to do because they didn't have her devoted full time, and also didn't have as much time to work with her and be confident in her abilities.