I also applied to MSU Law, which is no longer carrying the DCL name. Other than Fieger, Dennis Archer, former mayor of Detroit and former ABA president is a graduate.
I am also hoping for some $$, but I don't qualify for Kings because of my G.P.A.
I too really like East Lansing, did my UG there and I have a friend in the School now. She likes it, other than the complaints that you hear everywhere.
Relatively new building, faily nice. And Low cost of living compared to other areas.
As far as rankings, I think that U of Toledo is ranked in 2 right now, but my own personal opinion puts it equal with MSU. I see MSU as being a bit more on the rise than any of the other schools, although I did apply to Toledo, Valpo, and MSU. Beyond rankings (which is a phrase I'd like to hear more often, but whatever) I'd be really happy at MSU, and I too looked at the Ottowa program. I know I'm probably biased, so take it for what it's worth.