Your decision should really hinge on where you want to practice. If you go to Hofstra you're probably going to stay in NY and if you go to JM you're probably going to live in chi-town. As for job prospects i think hofstra is the best overall. Keep in mind both markets are saturated with lawyers BUT, hofstra has alot of clout on long island and if you do well in school you can hack it in NYC. On a side note, to work at a big firm in either of these cities you probably have to at least be in the top 20% of your class. Meaning, do not kid yourself into thinking that you have a better shot at a big firm at one law school or another(HLS and yale do not apply here), it really depends on how you do as a student. location location location.