I wasn't ignoring, I just didn't address that part. If a student works hard, studies, and participates in class, its very hard not to do well. It's only when one doesn't try his hardest, and then you only have yourself to blame. I'm sure there are the slim exceptions, but given the 3.0-3.2 curve at Hofstra, it should not be too difficult to stay above average. Also, scholarships are evaluated yearly, so if you mess up in a class first semester, you can bring up your gpa second semester. And if anything, making sure you keep your scholarship will motivate you.
You're trying to tell the OP that it's not that hard to stay in the top 1/3rd at Hofstra? So 2/3rds of the students are slackers that don't study or participate in class? You're painting with a pretty broad brush there... I'm guessing that most of the scholarship recipients think they're going to keep it, and the sad truth is that schools offer so many scholly's because they know that many people will lose them, freeing up the money to be offered to someone else next admission cycle.
Again OP... see if SJU will beat the scholly offered by BLS, or if you want the free ride @ Hofstra, get them to change the requirements to maintain it. As it stands, you're 2/3rds chance of losing it makes it the least attractive of the 3 options... b/c until you've actually taken some law school exams and gotten grades back, you really have no way of knowing
what your grades are really going to be like. If you're going to lose a scholly and ppay full price for the remaining 2 years of your JD, might as well buy the best one you can...