Rutgers-N, hands down. The schools place about the same in New York, and the New Jersey job market isn't bad either, where the only competition is Seton Hall, and it appears to me that NJ market prefers Rutgers over SH, albeit marginally. My opinion is generally that Rutgers is underrated and Brooklyn overrated.NJ is also damn easy to get residency, so you're pretty much guaranteed instate tuition from what I understand. * I know realize you were already from NJ, but I am leaving this anecdote in for anyone else considering the same issue. NJ is supposedly instate-friendly.
With respect to Brooklyn's rankings, you should be skeptical, as their rankings is based on incorrect LSAT/GPA data:http://lawschoolheadlines.com/re-brooklyn-gaming-the-rankings/US News is supposed to be commenting on this at any time, I am not sure if that will mean they will formally lower their ranking or not.
That's cool how you referenced a case.
I'm so far from the end of my tether right now that I reckon I could knit myself some socks with the slack.