Are you talking about Indiana or Ohio State? BS. Those schools will only give you a 20% chance of biglaw, Fordham gives you 50% in the biggest market in the country. What's the consolation prize?
First, I was advocating the Midwestern schools over Cardozo, not Fordham. Second, Fordham isn't placing 50% in biglaw, and even if it does in a single year, that's not entirely reliable. Most importantly, the lower COL, debt, and potential to do something other than doc review make for a far better consolation prize. 70K of debt on a 60K salary in Indianapolis is doable, and you don't even have to be miserable or slave away in insurance defense. Choosing Cardozo instead means that you can double the debt, double the cost of living, and basically wipe away your chances of leaving the ID/doc review game. Some people get out of that cycle, but I'm really not into "biglaw or bust".
Also, if you insist on erecting the "Fordham vs. IU-B" strawman, numbers good enough to get into Fordham with no money probably get you a full ride at IU-B, meaning you're likely to graduate with something like 30K in debt, if not less. Fordham at sticker is probably going to leave you 200K in the hole after interest compounds. Sure, if you're one of the 30-40% who ends up in biglaw, this won't be that big a deal, although it's still going to suck for a few years. But if you're not? Well, you're boned forever. You might be able to rely on the federal LRAP, but the best case scenario is that you're finally out from under your debt ten years out, which would have happened in two had you been working the same job coming out of Indiana. Basically, Fordham gives you a better shot at biglaw than some rankings peers, but it also gives you the most debt and the worst downside risks. If you choose that, then more power to you: but don't pretend you're going to Vandy or something. Top third/half or bust.