Every law school needs to have a strict curve, especially for the first year. At my school, professors are given instructions on how to distribute the grades for their class. If it doesn't meet the rules, the registrar hands them back and tells them to get it right. My first year, our property professor didn't submit grades until about 10 weeks after the final, and it is believed by most (including myself) that it was because he was trouble fitting the grades within the curve.
Your school curves very low for law school. At higher level schools, the curves are generally higher. A few years ago, my school responded to pressure and inflated its curve. My first year at Fordham, the mean was 3.21. But it's all relative. No matter how your school curves, employers want to know where you stand among the rest.