I have no delusions of grandeur. I have mediocre grades at a 40ish ranked school (3.0 First semester, 3.25 second semester). My mom has cancer and I want to transfer home to Michigan but don't want to step down to wayne, msu, detroit, etc. I have some pretty solid intangibles. I was able to get a federal judge to hire me this summer and have written a few opinions that have been issued (writing sample?). I can even get a letter of rec from the judge too. Should I apply to Michigan as a transfer, or is pointless considering my grades?