NYC is the number 1 destination for top prospects from every school in T1. Do not ever assume it will be "fairly easy" to get a job in NYC. Please, for the love of god, go to Colorado.
If I remember correctly a SJU student recently started a thread "SJU: diploma mill?"
Colorado doesn't get a great deal of press on these boards, probably because the people who go there are all laid back and chill, as opposed to us uptight LSDers. Plus colorado just opened a brand new building. And it has an awesomely small student body, you'll get mucho personal attention. And while there may not be a plethora of NYC firms OCIing at UC, you will be able to shop your degree around NY just as well so long as you have decent grades. (VS. needing to be top 10-15% at SJU to get a decent firm job ... and you'd probably have to do the same shopping around.) Also Denver is a growing market and an awesome city. I've heard great things about the growing legal market in Denver. And hey, when a student of mine got sued by the RIAA for downloading songs, the firm suing her was in, you guessed it, Denver!
PS did you go to a SUNY?
OK, to sum it all up, unless you cannot stand the thought of leaving your fam for a few years, go to UC and have a blast.
Hey, thanks for your insights!! I didn't want to get the impression that I was naive about the job situation in NYC... I understand the overabundance of qualified grads, so I do know that'd be hard to find a high-end job in NYC coming out of St. John's. I have to say I'm not QUITE as on the fence as it seems in my first post... my family and I are leaning pretty heavily toward CU. I was hoping more for people to share their insights as to the career prospects out of CU (not just in NY, but CA) so I can be assured that I'm not getting myself into an unfavorable situation. However your reply has me a bit more confident. I wish there WAS more info available about CU grads/alumni and what they're doing, it'd put my mind all the more at ease. Also, my family would actually rather go to COLORADO rather than stay in NY, I have a bunch of relatives in Colorado (2 uncles, an aunt, and a plethora of cousins), my parents love the area and have been considering settling there for a while, and my sister went to undergrad at Boulder and loved it as well. So, in essence, I'd have to push my family BACK from wanting to go to Colorado.
Oh, and yes, I did go to a SUNY school (Albany, in fact). If you're familiar with it, you would know the reputation Albany has for partying and the like... a bit overblown I think, but nonetheless it's undeniable. Which is why I'm all the more surprised/happy I got two free ride offers out of it.
Also, I noticed you're going to BC... congrats! I was offered admission as well, however they didn't give a scholarship and I'm not too keen on taking up loans (hence, only considering the free rides). Good luck there!