With Harvard and BC placing so strongly in the Boston market, and BU and Northeastern rising in reputation, Boston is fairly saturated for an unknown school. Tier 3 maybe, but they don't placce very well in BigLaw.
I'm not surprised in the least to hear that Suffolk fell to T4 and, frankly, I am very happy to hear it. Their administration -- from the Dean of Admissions all the way up to the Dean of Students -- sucks.Suffolk was in the national headlines as being the school that gave the Alleged Rapist Bachelor (Gary Zerola) his credentials, even though he was caught cheating in school. Attorney Zerola went on to be charged with raping young girls and pissing in public and, although he beat the charges for a number of reasons, the publicity surrounding his cases was scandalous. GOOGLE him for yourselves.Suffolk's administration took a much-deserved beating in the press for giving this scumbag his license to allegedly rape and allegedly urinate in public. They are elitist and snobby, when they have no basis for that. I, for one, am delighted to see Suffolk drop.
I just can't believe that Suffolk seems like it would be that bad. I am possibly going to move up in Boston and have heard of Suffolk. I want to get into the best school I can. I just worry that my undergrad GPA of 3.1 doesn't kill off my chances if I work hard on the LSAT. Can anyone tell me more about Suffolk and the other Mass schools? I just have to consider all I can in them, being a 0L. I decided I wanted to do law a month ago and still have a lot to learn.