I'm from the NYC area and am trying to decide between (amongst others)BU and Fordham. I'd like to work in NYC after law school but I feel like Fordham may actually tie me down to the city (i.e. limit my options elsewhere). How does the NYC job market view BU grads vs. Fordham grads, or for that matter, BC grads.
If you want to work in NYC, or even the tri state area, then you should go to Fordham over BU. BU does do well, but you have to place extremely high to get into the NYC Biglaw market, usually top 10%. Fordham will have ties and connections to the city that BU does not have and this will be very beneficial when job hunting. BU doesn't place horribly in NY, but not as well as Fordham.
As for practicing elsewhere, most graduates end up working where they were from originally. A lot go to NY, CT, and some stay in MA; these are usually people who already have ties to those areas. The BU name will travel farther than the Fordham name, but if you want NYC, then go for Fordham; it will be much more useful for a NYC job.
If you want Tri-state --> go to Fordham
If you want New England --> go to BU