Brooklyn is a fine law school, but the truth is that Cardozo will give you a better academic experience. Despite Cardozo's negatives (closing for Jewish holidays, no campus feel etc.) Cardozo's faculty are one of the finest in the nation (around top 15, if I am correct). Indeed, many lawyers consider Brooklyn to have a more established identity and a much stronger alumni network, yet they are also aware that Cardozo's academics are more intellectually challenging than Brooklyn's and that the quality of the average student has surpassed that of Brooklyn. This is not to say that Brooklyn's top grads are not better lawyers than Cardozo's top grads - they may indeed be. But it does reflect a growing trend that Cardozo will indeed break into Tier 1 in the near future, especially if more students match the SCOTUS clerkship last year by getting Circuit Court clerkships. Having said that, Brooklyn will always be solid due to its strong alumni and international business strength. But at the end of the day, all things being equal, and putting the Jewish thing aside, Cardozo is clearly a better academic experience.