Are there any schools that you are aware of that are focusing more towards practical application of law?
BikePilot is quite right: the ABA's requirements (libraries and faculty salaries), along with US News standing and general prestige requirements, are driving the cost . . . plus human nature, which says that high cost must mean high quality. Also, most law schools are cash cows, providing lots of money for their home schools (if they have one), or foundations, for more books, programs, and salaries.
As to your question, the school I'm aware of is Massachusetts School of Law, the bad boy of non-ABA law schools. Last I checked, their tuition was rather reasonable. As their faculty includes real practitioners and their DNA built around practical pedagogy, they're very much the exception among law schools.