It usually only makes sense to apply out of state when the school is one with a national reputation or if you're looking to work elsewhere. Since you want to stay in Michigan, your best bet would be to attend a law school in the state. If you're able to get into a good school in a neighboring state that may be an option, but it's probably best to stay within Michigan.
Wow, neither response was particularly helpful.If you weren't limited to Michigan, you would be targeting schools ranked 20-60. With this limitation, though, your best option will likely be Michigan State. MSU Law is private, but you should be in line for a small-medium sized scholarship.Plan on applying to every school in Michigan (and a few neighboring states if at all possible). Write a grade addendum.
How is that bad advice? You just said to apply to all lawschools in michigan. Four of those are Cooley Law schools.