Brooklyn is the better school but I don't think it's worth $30K in tuition. You will need to rank pretty high in your class to do that much better from Brooklyn than Hofstra. And Brooklyn is a very competitive school so the odds are against doing well there. Big firms do not go very deep in the Brooklyn class. I have friends at Brooklyn, some of whom were ranked in the top 15% who were unable to get into biglaw. I know of someone ranked in the top 11% who only got one offer. Plus it is hard to get on a journal at Brooklyn. Brooklyn's a huge school but only has three journals, the same number as lots of smaller schools. My friends did not make it onto a journal and they were ranked around the top 15%.