What's so bad about the school?
I have been asking myself and others the same question about NYLS and still don't know the answer. I agree with msher that rankings have become more important than life itself. I also agree that there are no bad law schools, just bad students who don't know how to maximize their potential and rise to the top in spite of negative circumstances like bad teachers, students who have no business being there, ineffectual career centers, etc. - and top tier schools are no more immuned to these circumstances than bottom tier schools. I think the best lawyers are those that seize an opportunity and get as much out of it as possible. Consider excelling in a 3rd tier school to land a choice starting position the first of many hurdles you will overcome throughout your career. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.