As an attorney, let me give you my perspective on Syracuse law School
First , it is overall a very decent law school. It has a fairly wide assortment of offerings and many seem quite good. It's student faculty ratio is about 10.5/1, which is in accord with the best law schools. It has a fairly good reputation outside of Syracuse and even outside of NY.
HOWEVER: there are some drawbacks. First, it has one of the highest tuitions that I have seen in a law school at 44K in tution alone. Yes, they do give scholarships,however, keeping these scholarships is another thing. Grading for law schools , especially for those that want higher rankings, is very bad. The average GPA can be under 2.5. Thus, keeping a scholarship is tough. If you lose it, you are stuck paying their outrageous tuition.
Secondly, I could justify the tuition if you had great job prospects. with big firms. Sadly, that is isn't the case either.
Finally, you are living in Syracuse. I can't think of a lot of worse places to live especially because of the weather. Imagine how cold you think Syracuse is and subtract 35 degrees.
My main quesiton is what does Syracuse have that other law schools of its caliber don't have? Why not Miami, which is about as hard for admission and $7,000 per year cheaper?