Which other schools are you looking at? Here's a faculty ranking you may want to consider:http://law.rwu.edu/facultyproductivity/
In my opinion there is no bad ABA accredited law school. I work at a large firm and just did an education search for Hofstra in our attorney database, there are nearly 10 attorneys here that graduated from Hofstra law school, the most recent being 2005. It's not impossible to be in BigLaw without going to a T14 school, you just have to work hard. From what I've learned from talking to partners here is that they will look at any candidate from any school as long as they fit the bill, meaning they were in the top 10%. She said that this goes for everyone whether you go to Cooley or Harvard, you have to excel to make it in BigLaw.
In order to get hired into a big firm from any school right out of school you have to be in the top 10%. Out of the 4 attorneys I work with that are under 30 they all worked in smaller firms for 2-3 years before coming here... they went to Penn, Villanova, Temple, and GW.
Cady was right.