The benefit to Albany over Suffolk, I feel, comes down to "job market opportunities". Boston obviously has a bigger job market, but the real question is the job market for who (student or a jd), and who are the major players in that market.
As a student, the best way to better market yourself for a job after graduation is to have a resume that has actual legal experience you gained during law school (duh). Boston, although a bigger market, has much more competition from all the area law schools that surround Boston. Albany, although less total # of opportunities than Boston, only has Albany law students competing for those internships/externships/ judiical internships/etc.
My vote: Albany. When you have over 500 jb candidates in a grade at Suffolk plus all the other area schools competing for jobs during school, the likelihood of getting valuable experience decreases substantially. I feel that Suffolk's degree is water-down in a sense since there are so many candidates competing for those out-of-school opporutunities.
financial--all things being the same, albany's living expenses are much lower than boston. i.e. housing Albany you can get a 1 bedroom apt for 800/month whereas Boston is closer to 1200 for a comparable 1 bedroom (and if your not living in Boston, then why go to a "boston" school).
Where you make your final choice is obviously a big investment (time and money) and you should go where you think the opportunities are the best for you (academically within the school and outside of the school).
On a side note--firms use GPA/USnews ranking to qualify/disqualify a hopeful candidate. After that it comes down to your individual work product and references. I am firm believer that getting solid references outside of school are better than having professors provide recommendations/references since profs are more invested in putting their students in good positions(greater bias) than a 1 or 2 semester supervisor will be since they most likely wont see your face again and have no motivation for providing a poor (or accurate) referral.
Consider it, but again, I'd say Albany Law since both schools on paper are similar, however, Albany as a city provides many more opportunities than the larger Boston market does to Suffolk students.