There are some great threads here about L+C and Cardozo.
I think the general consensus on L+C is that it's a great place to go if you want to do Environmental Law, in which case it will be very competitive and still hard to get a job. If you go for another type of law, you face a very stiff legal market. It is in Portland, which is beautiful.
Cardozo is a fine school, but it's uber expensive and so is the COL of NYC.
Any scholarship info?