I agree. Rutgers seems like the better choice. Fordham would be better if you were considering big law, but you are not. Take the costs into account and this becomes a relatively cut and dry decision.
Well I'm not positive I do not want to enter Biglaw, it just does not appeal to me right now. Is there a way to make pretty good money 5-10 years out of school ($150k+), other than Biglaw? My thinking is that I would be locked into gunning for a Biglaw job if I went to Fordham because of the massive debt load I would be under. My dad's a lawyer and is heavily leaning towards Fordham, mainly because of the prestige and opportunities he says I would miss out on if I went to Rutgers. If I were to make top 10% at Rutgers, would I really be at a huge disadvantage when compared to Fordham grads?