I am class of 09' at Syracuse. In my opinion, the school is fine, the city is the problem. The city of Syracuse is incredibly ghetto, and can be a bit depressing. Other than that, I have had a few professors that suck, but I am sure you will get that any other comparable school. The attrition rate from what I have seen is probably typical for any other tier 2 / 3 law school, a few bums will drop out, but it's really nothing to worry about as long as you actually do the work and prepare for the finals.