I'll share a secret: I'm bitter because I didn't get a scholarship that I felt I earned, so I am crying to everyone that LIFE ISN'T FAIR!
Try to think like good old Judge Posner. Schools give out Schoolerships in their own self interest. 1L scholarships are distributed to entice high LSAT scoring students to matriculate in order to benefit the school's ranking. 2/3L scholarships are given to entice good students to stay at the school so that the school will have impressive graduates. It is not necessary to give such a large scholarship to 2/3Ls because they basically already own you.
I know it's total bull, but that's how America rolls. Your law school education would be almost free if you lived in Europe. Socialized education! But Americans prefer this Ayn Rand, Wild West, Personal Autonomy nonsense
I disagree with pretty much everything you said. You say that life isn't fair, then you advocate socialism? Since you are on a law school thread, I am assuming you want to be a lawyer. Since you are in a position that you can be a lawyer, I am assuming that your education and intellect is at least above average (maybe a stretch, but let's work with it). Pure socialism would say that, even though you are more educated and intelligent, you should not receive more payment and reward than someone less educated and intelligent. I guarantee you that if you were forced to receive the median national salary, as opposed to whatever you are expecting by becoming an attorney, you would still be complaining that it was unfair.
Capitalism works because it tends to reward those who should be rewarded. Unless you are going to law school solely to become a public interest attorney (by doing so, forgoing the above-average salaries typically associated with law), you are being entirely hypocritical by saying that socialism is in America's best interest. Kind of like saying that all people are equal... but some are more equal than others.
You don't want to "be owned" by a law school- get a guaranteed full ride for the entirety of law school. If your numbers aren't good enough to do that, then maybe you should drop your sense of entitlement and feelings that just because you don't have a full ride, life isn't fair.