um, yeah I do care about getting a quality legal education...otherwise why would i bother even looking into it at all? If I were that careless I wouldnt be even looking at this site. I've already looked at princeton review, lsac, us news, NALP, and looked at apartment costs and area maps, I've got the law school bulletins, I've talked with alumni, etc. The only thing I havent done is actually gone to the area and toured the schools.
yeah, of course the social attraction to the city is great. But there are many educational/practical benefits to new york that I'm equally or more concerned with.
Syracuse is an option, so is seton hall, and in my opinion if fordham, brooklyn, or cardozo dont work out I think those are decent options.