I just want to go to a place where I know job placement will not be an issue
Oh, a place where you know that job placement will not be an issue? That place is called Yale.
Outside of the T-14, and even in at some of those, jobs aren't as prevalent as they were a few years back, and the farther you are away from those top schools, the higher your going to have to place in your class if you want to make sure that job placement won't be an issue. The schools you're looking at? I'm guessing that you better be able to beat out 80% of your classmates if you want to have a decent chance at getting a decent job. Remember... in NY, Hofstra is competing against Columbia, NYU, Columbia, Fordham, Cardozo, Brooklyn, St. John's, NY Law, Touro, Pace, CUNY and the top law students from every law school in the country. To say that the NY job market is a tough nut to crack is a major understatement... especially if you don't have the class rank/school name and something else to make you stand out against all the other applicants from better schools with better grades.