Breaking from finals study to refute the ignorance in this thread. First of all, Columbia students are less likely to strike out at OCI. No one would seriously contest that fact, nor tell an applicant the school is not an excellent value. People tend to choose higher ranked schools precisely for that margin of error. Even CLS is not a guarantee of biglaw, though. No one should attend any law school unless he or she truly wants to be there for substantive reasons. If you are in it for the money, you should do yourself a favor and go to business school, or do something else altogether. If you regard law school as nothing more than a financial investment, you really owe it to yourself to sit this round out. It's a life changing experience, but it requires hard work and the kind of commitment that really can't be half assed, even at a top school.
As my classmate pointed out, the NYC legal market has recovered faster than legal markets in the rest of the country. That isn't to say NYC biglaw hiring has resumed its pre ITE levels, but things are gradually improving, and Fordham felt the results to some degree. I do believe my classmates had a slightly better OCI than our current 3Ls experienced, and the class of 2013 may experience even better hiring. I will caution that no one can predict his or her class rank, but with diligence and proper study of exam taking methods, it is very possible to be successful, even with a non-traditional background. I am happy with how things have gone so far, and my school has done much to get me where I need to go. I am currently interning in my chosen field. Do I feel Fordham is worth the money? That is an entirely subjective question. It was to me, but I had no plans to pursue biglaw, and I did my homework about IBR and Fordham's LRAP.
Furthermore, I have to say that I rather doubt Columbia_Law is actually at CLS. I am friends with a decent number of CLS 2Ls, and they would be extremely embarrassed to go trolling in such a gross manner. The worst they did was attempt to get me to send their school a transfer application. Columbia law students do not, in point of fact, trash Fordham, though they do trash NYU on occasion (usually drinking is involved).
TL:DR -- I am borrowing sticker at Fordham and happy I chose to come here. OP's mileage may vary, but if his/her decision is solely based on economics, s/he should think twice about attending any law school right now. Yes, the market sucks, but a dedicated student can still be quite successful. I have classmates with V5 offers right now, and others doing meaningful work they believe in. I took on the debt because I wanted to be here, and I still feel that way at the half-way mark.