It's okay, JC! Everyone has their moments-- thanks for your honest opinions. Would you mind sharing why you chose Fordham, since I see you're also interested in PI?
The reason I usually stay out of threads about X LS costing $Y and is it worth it is I don't think ANY law school is worth going into huge debt to attend. What huge debt is though is somewhat of a debatable number. My general logic is IF you can service the amount of debt you will have with a job you can reasonably expect to get graduating in the middle of the pack then it is worth the risk. (Assumes that middle of the pack job is in fact the type of work you would like to do.)
I am a nontraditional applicant and don't have as much career time left to pay off debt though so my own personal rule was NO additional debt to attend LS.
That limited my field of schools to choose from. It was further limited by my wife's preference to NYC both because she grew up there and because she has a job there so will be making money while I am in LS. This left basically two schools I was comfortable attending. Fordham and RU-N. (Dozo was close.)
Fordham actually feeds into a pretty varied field of jobs. They do have great PI programs even if most people seem to be focused on the big law possibilities upon graduation. CUNY IS a PI school and that is their niche. If you are 100% sure that is the direction you want to go then it is probably a better deal for the money. Fordham opens up other options and I would go so far as to say it is as good or better than CUNY for many PI areas. There are a LOT of good programs at Fordham to introduce you to and get experience in PI. Plus, if you change your mind AND do well enough at Fordham you will have options beyond PI.
Whether that additional 80K in debt to attend Fordham is the question you have to ask yourself though. Will the post graduation job landscape coming from Fordham allow you to service that debt in a job you like? Obviously if you go to CUNY and graduate debt free you can just move to the FL Keys and be a bartender if you don't find a job. That option is out with Fordham.