Of the schools you listed, Miami is probably your best bet, and you can transfer to any school from just about any school if you have the grades. That having been said, go where you might not mind getting "stuck" for three years, as well as where you wouldn't mind practicing. With Miami, you will have decent job prospects, good-looking people, lots of activity, access to a major market outside of the school's home market, and a reasonable chance of doing well. If your heart is set on practicing in NY, you may want to stay in NY.
If you go to the other schools, you are pretty much limited to their home markets. Miami at least gives you a chance at not only Miami, but Tampa, Orlando, Atlanta, NC, and D.C. The latter three markets are slim, but you can get there. If you do extremely well, you can get to NY from Miami, but it is rare.
If you go to Hofstra, plan on practicing in NY and only NY; if you go to 'Nova, plan on practicing in Philly.
Oh...and if you go to Penn St. spit on Sandusky for me.
Thanks PDaddy. I was leaning hard on Miami because of all the factors you mentioned but my goal in three years is still to work in NYC. It seems your response only confirms my decision to attend Hofstra. I would love to attend Miami but like you said, the chance of me coming back to work in NY is rare. Thanks again.
Why the fuck would you think it's a good idea to target a market that has all the T14 kids tripping over eachother to get there? In addition, Fordham, Cardozo, Brooklyn, and let's be honest, Seton Hall, both Rugers campuses, and St John's are ahead of you in the pecking order. It's also ridiculously expensive.
If you want to rationalize a shitty decision, go ahead. But at least go in with your eyes open. You won't be able to sue your school for falsely representative employment stats in 3 years.
Oh yeah, and Hofstra is currently getting sued. So there's that. Just go into this with your eyes open, broheim.