Where's your UG degree from -- and what major?I think you should give Brooklyn a shot, but I'd say the odds aren't that good. You could also look at Seton Hall, Hofstra, and Pace. CUNY probably isn't a great option unless you know you want to do public interest law. NYLS isn't bad.
Hmmm... Auburn isn't a bad university -- won't hurt you or help you I think. But criminology isn't traditionally seen as an "intellectual" major... So that might hurt you a little -- not a lot, but a little. The fact that the trend in your grades is good will help you a lot. Trust me, you're more likely to get into Seton than Brooklyn, I'm sure of it. Seton has been trying to get their LSAT's up, but at the expense of other credentials I think.I've been to Hempstead -- it's okay, not dangerous or anything. You should apply -- it's a free app if you apply online (through their website or on the LSAC site). And Hofstra places its grads in great jobs -- mostly law firms on Long Island, but good jobs nonetheless. Rockville Center (I think that's what it's called) and several really nice towns are close to Hempstead.... trust me, Hempstead isn't all that nice, but it's not dangerous.Again, I wouldn't tend towards CUNY unless Public Interest law is a main interest. Definately try for NYLS, Pace, Hofstra, and Seton I would say. The other thing is that there are rumors that some schools might be easier to get into than last year ... might help you a bit in NYC area.You could also look outside of the NYC area -- have you thought of that?