Robespierre wrote:FIU. Tuition-free JD and three years in the sun sounds good to me. Network like hell, hope the market picks up, and keep your fingers crossed.
At the other schools you'll accumulate major debt and be in danger of losing the scholly.
FIU: best of a bad lot.
Free law school is free law school.
I'd say Hofstra, because you will probably get some level of employment coming out around Long Island or from a Long Island native running a small practice in a city. I know a lot of alumni from the school, and the successful ones have small practices, and only hire from their own. I'm sure these jobs don't pay too much, though. I know one guy hired me to tutor his daughter for the LSAT for like 2 hours a day every day for a few months, and I think I was making almost as much as a temp lawyer he had working 8 hours a day.... but it's still a job. However, I don't think there's any way Hofstra gets you to Miami. I don't even think the people there have heard of Hofstra. Given your preferences, FIU is the smart choice. Just make law review, and it isn't such a bad option - it's free.