Well, RU-Camden is a better school as you seem to realize. Plus the Rutgers name travels well, lots of NY firms recruit at RU-Camden plus you will have tons of access to all NJ and Philly firms. If you go to Hofsra you might be in NY but you still have to compete with grads from NYU, Columbia, Fordham, Cardozo, plus all the other top school grads from around the country that want to work in NYC. Not to mention the lower ranked NYC schools like St. J, NYLS, CUNY. And even the north jersey schoools target NYC. Rutgers is NJ's state university so even though its not ranked as high as other schools is has some "prestige." Plus you seem pretty far along in the process already. Oh....did I mention that I just transfered there. Are you getting in state tution at Rutgers?