i think hofstra is generally considered to be better than pace. however, if you have any interest in environmental law, pace is the place to be (in ny, at least). robert kennedy jr. leads the enviro program there. i've read a fair amount of his stuff, and the guy's incredible. i know it's not the field i'd like to be in, so i didn't apply there, but rfk jr. has done more to protect the environment in new york state than anyone else, ever. i imagine he'd be a truly inspirational professor if that's where your passion lies.