Just read materials that came with admissions package.Median salary is $160k, which is hard to believe.I'd say the investment is worth it.
However, if you have to/need to stay in NYC, and can't get into NYU/Columbia, Fordham is the way to go. I've heard it is much harder to get a big firm job from Brooklyn/Cardozo et al than it is from Fordham. Maybe a Fordham or Brooklyn student can verify?
a) you could get money from other schoolsb) New York is not the end all and be all of cities. It is unreasonably expensive, so you would incur additional debt from 3 years of living expenses. To enjoy all the fun stuff in New York, you need money. Otherwise, you'll be living like a peasant just so you can say you live in NY.
What are your suggestions for peer schools with $$$?