I completely disagree with TheDudeMan about it being a waste to go to Law School if you aren't going to just be a lawyer. The fact is a J.D. prepares you for a number of positions besides being a lawyer. I personally am going to get a Masters and a J.D., simply because the J.D. gives you so many wonderful skills for various future careers. I also know of a woman who works for a Russian Cultural organization that is affiliated with the embassy. She had a Bachelors in Russian studies, but was unable to find a job. She went for a masters and was able to get her current position, but knows of many other individuals who had a bachelors in Russian Studies, later received a J.D., and now work in the Embassy as diplomatic officials!
Most importantly, while I understand that this discussion board is a nice place for people to vent, I find it interesting that most use it as a way to post rants that are poorly stated and at times cruel. When someone is opening a topic and is asking for advice, is it really necessary to insult and use such extreme statements? There is a difference between "sugarcoating" and being "polite." While I am a citizen of this digital age, I find it extremely disappointing that people so often lurk on these message boards to hurt others and release their own bitter feelings.
Yes, Northeastern is not T1. Yes, often there are those Big Law firms that will look at where you graduate from and deny you a position, but in the end it is hard work that is rewarded the most. While I am not a student at Northeastern, I can assure everyone from being in NYC and talking to people you will get a great education from there, an education that will only be accelerated if you work hard. I think this is something we forget when we begin to bicker about T1 or T2 or T4. There are students from ALL of these schools that fail and fall away. In the end a large part of the end results will come from what YOU put into it.
If you have the option to go to a T1 then do it, but if you can't for any reason just make sure you work hard. There will always be jerks out there that will insult you based on your school selection simply to make themselves feel better. That negative energy will eventually eat them up.