I don't know much about the law school, but I have lived in the city of Albany for the last two years and can tell you that it's not for everyone. Even though Albany is the capital of New York, it really isn't a big city; it isn't the most beautiful or culturally interesting city I've ever been to, and it can be hard to find nightlife that isn't overcrowded with 18 year old girls from the surrounding universities. The winters are long and freezing. That being said, I have known a couple people who have gone to the law school and liked it, and it is generally a well respected school. I would say just to make sure that you visit before you commit to anything.