That's a PT curriculum? 3 classes and legal writing is full time first semester at a lot of schools (GULC included). Top 20% wouldn't give you a chance but if you don't mind spending the $75 fee then no one's going to stop you.
If you're after the experience, good for you. There's something to be said for that. But don't pretend that's not a bad wage for somebody they're hoping will come back in a few years and help them make hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Is this really the case? Are you suggesting they're doing it on purpose? At my school grades are released pretty much at the same time for all years ..