Don't listen to some of the crazy posters on this thread. They have nothing better to do then screw around on the law school board (guess you can tell what kind of social life they have). If I were you, I would choose Hofstra. NY is a very competitive legal market place-- ls rankings count. BTW, most lawyers have not gone to T1 law schools and have done very well for themselves. It is simply ridiculous to believe that you would find a good job if you attend one of the 164 (non-T1). If that were true, 164 law schools would cease to exist. Go with Hofstra, you'll be fine.