Let’s dispense with the pleasantries. I'm here.
Op, each of these schools is fucking awful in its own special way. NYLS yields graduates with no jobs, no hope of employment and its one of the most expensive schools in the nation. Moreover, the dean of this school sits (or sat until recently, I'm really not sure which), on the board of Access Group, one of the leading predatory-lenders to law students (conflict much?). The school has a terrible reputation in New York. You WILL, if you are lucky enough to find a job, be earning 45k doing plaintiff's personal injury work out of a shit-hole office in the Bronx if you attend this festering pile of dung. This is not an opinion. It’s a fucking fact.
NESL, or as I like to think of it, New England School of flaw, is about the only school that makes me feel better about the rat-trap TTT I matriculated from. Students at this disaster-mill can only point to the graduates of Touro in New York for comfort as those poor souls might be slightly more fucked than they are. The school is in a disgusting location. Job prospects are non-existent (you won't even get the shit-ass personal injury job mentioned above). This school has one of the worst reputations (even among shit-law specialists), assuming they have even heard of it. The 20k scholly will be cold comfort when you're 90k in debt looking on in sadness at the graduate of Hamburger College who just received a promotion to assistant fry manager at your local McDonalds and is certain to out earn you for the next decade or more.
And lastly we arrive at Suffolk. Also one of the most expensive dumps in the country. This fine shit-mess of a school is a true pile of dung encased in a faux-outer shell of diamonds. The school is in a lovely location and the building is first class. Too bad your chances of ever being able to fly coach again after attending this pile of dung-"school" are slim to none. The school has a shit reputation and you will be competing with graduates of real schools for jobs. In this economy, you will lose. badly. You may (much like NYLS), have a shot at a 45k per year personal injury job in Brockton Mass, but frankly, the chances of that happening are slim to none.
The one common theme connecting all of these “schools” is that you will never and I mean NEVER be a corporate attorney of any measure having attended one of these rat-traps. The closest you might come is doing some doc review on a transaction in a basement of biglaw for half the rate that was paid in 2005 (assuming the doc-review isn’t shipped off to India instead).
So in closing, if the "folks" are paying for this mistake, then go for it. Unemployed with a JD and no debt is cool. But if they aren't bankrolling this massive mistake, then tell them to fuck off.