I recently put my seat deposit down at Suffolk and would like to hear any feedback about it or know if anyone else is attending. I will also put in my two cents on this question posed above:
Suffolk is generally well-regarded in the Boston area. However, its reputation does not really carry anywhere outside of Boston. So, if you plan on working in CA, for example, your job prospects will be limited unless you place in the top 10% of the class. If you plan on working in Boston, you should have ample (decent) job opportunities in the Boston area, as long as you do reasonably well at the school.
It is true that you are next in line after BC, BU, and possibly Northeastern when trying to get a job out of Suffolk. On the other hand, there are Suffolk alumni in top positions all over the Boston area, and top firms/employers recruit from Suffolk regularly (they will most likely be looking for the top students). As a result, Suffolk is very competitive (or at least it is known to be, I don't know the truth of this yet).
It really depends on what your goal is (i.e. where do you want to work upon graduation). If you want to go for the "prestigious" large firm job, you do have that opportunity, but it won't be as easy to get one as if you were at the other schools in the city. If you want to work for the government, I'd assume that would be easier (e.g. the DA's office).
In addition, I'd like to add that I was very
impressed by Suffolk's facilities - they were extremely nice. I know this is not everything, but there is an argument to be made that you will essentially be living at the law school you chose because you are spending so much time there. I think this is true and I want to have a nice, comfortable (and even aesthetically-pleasing), environment/facilities/atmosphere in which to learn the law. I think this type of atmosphere will help to facilitate my learning to some extent and to at least make it a more enjoyable experience.
What are the job prospects like at Suffolk? It was one of my first acceptances, but I have not considered it because the way the prelaw board makes it sound, it is competing with so many other schools for the Boston market that there are few jobs left.
Can you demystify this for me?