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I started off doing Cardozo's May program and transferred to a better school. I had the same option you did, but chose the May program because 1) I was still able to work part-time (which, I don't recommend to anybody - this was a special situation where I couldn't leave my job before training someone else + needed some extra $$) and 2) I liked the fact that the work was spread over 3 semesters. I think this really helped me do better my 1L year, and allowed me to transfer. However, that doesn't mean less work each semester = better grades. But, at least for me, the structure of the program was a good transition to law school, and it helped me in the long run.
As for Brooklyn Law, I can't really say it's worse than Cardozo, as I have an immediate family member who went there, who got Biglaw. The one thing I was particularly impressed with about the school was their alumni network, which is much bigger than Cardozo's.
Overall, if these are your only choices, I'd say the schools' reputations are about the same in NY, but I still think the May program is pretty great, and definitely a reason I chose Cardozo.
Is either school giving you scholarships? If not, take this all with a grain of salt. If you can retake the LSAT or something, and have the chance to go to a better school - do it; better to wait and go to the school that gives you the best chances of getting a job, than take on massive debt now.
If you want any more info re: Cardozo, pm me.
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