Matthies gives some good examples there. I wasn't even thinking about those.
I agree that you should definitely go to an ABA school if you are going to law school, even if you hope to go into something like what Matthies has described. The reason is, like it or not, you will be competing against graduates of ABA schools for any job that "prefers a JD".
In admissions, the LSAT is usually given significantly more weight than UGPA. Depending on how high you can score on the LSAT, you might even be able to get a full-ride or hefty scholarship from a tier 2/3/4 school. Be careful though, as these scholarships are usually tied to 1L performance, and the grading curves at these schools are designed so that many students lose their scholarships.