Cornell's placement is way better. NYC big law is fairly easy to get. Virtually anyone at Cornell can get it, because the class is small. At Fordam, EVERYONE wants NYC biglaw, so when you see only 38% getting big law, you can safely assume, that at best only the top 1/2 gets it.
At Cornell, there is a lot more people doing clerkships and public interest and other stuff. In other words, not everyone at Cornell goes directly in to big law, and some go to other markets like Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Austin, etc. that have great firms that are not AM Law 100. Still Cornell outplaces Fordam in NYC by a wide margin.
Cornell is the place to go.