OP, if you're not going to listen to anyone telling you what you don't want to hear, at least go do some more research of your own. From reading your posts, it's clear that you're misinformed about some very important things, e.g. the legal hiring process, current employment prospects, salary distributions, debt repayment, options for those coming out from TTT schools who miss biglaw, etc.
edit: Here are the latest employment figures for NLJ250 firms for the class of 2010. Don't expect these numbers to be much different by the time you do OCI in 1.5 years.
Cardozo - 12.6%
Rutgers - 10.8%http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... hbxlogin=1
I find the wording of this reply is somewhat troublesome. If a portion of your premise is that grads from these two law schools should expect no better than a 15% employment chance at an NLJ250 firm, I agree. However, I don't really know where the OP has discussed any TTT schools, so I don't know why he should need to be aware of the options for candidates from such schools. The article you link cites both schools as "go-to" schools for NLJ250 firms. While I think we can all agree that a school which places 12% of its grads into various NLJ250 firms should hardly be classified as "go-to", the fact is these schools rank among the best 50 in the nation for such prospects. Is this a great thing? No, its like being the richest homeless person in town, or the healthiest of the terminally ill. Still, the fact remains that the vast majority of law schools are in worse shape in terms of large firm placement.
Again, this is not a selling point. This is not a ringing endorsement of the options. I just think that your post comes off as elitist and/or out of touch with the options presented to the vast majority of law school students.
In the interest of full disclosure I'm leaning toward Rutgers now with a moderate scholarship, and I'm quite happy with my decision. However, my situation, for a myriad of reasons, is probably not the same as the OPs, and as such should not be used in his decision process.