I go to Albany and like it very much. Mind you, I'm interested in state govt work (DA's office). I'd say the education you'll get is equivalent, and FWIW, I think they're both underrated schools. If you can handle the increased COL and being in a wash of law students, go with Suffolk. Students that do well at Suffolk generally get some private offers, and it does well in Rhode Island as well. If you are interested in having great opportunities because you're in the only law school in the area, go with Albany.