sd5289 wrote:Northeastern is only going to place you well in Boston, and that's assuming your interests are PI, AND that those interests are nonprofit PI (their LRAP doesn't cover government attorneys).
This is not true at all. Gov't attorneys ARE eligible for NUSL's LRAP. Considering that OP actually is interested in public interest work in Boston, the second part's not necessarily a bad thing but inaccurate anyhow. I'm a relatively recent Northeastern grad, got hired through a federal agency's Honors Program to work far outside the New England/Mid-Atlantic area, and am now practicing at another federal agency's HQ in DC. Of the 20 attorneys just in my office, 4 of them are NUSL grads...and not a single one of the supervisors is a NUSL grad either. OP's area of interest also happens to be one that NUSL places quite well in, not just in its home region. However, I won't go as far as to say OP should definitely attend NUSL. It's not for everyone, and there are a lot of good options here (I voted for Rutgers, actually).
OP- I PMed you.