I said things GENERALLY work out when you put hard work in. That is generally the case obviously there are times you do everything right and it doesn't work out. I tried to make the NBA I did everything I could do, but I am a 6'9 slow white guy that can't jump that high. I tried my best, but it didn't work out. Do I blame my coaches, my teammates, my high school, my college for me not making it? Hell no I was not good enough. I don't blame my school or anyone else for it not working out it was on me. It always baffles me that people complain about their schools when they don't make it. My coaches would have loved me to make the NBA. Just like any ABA school wants you to pass the bar and get a good job. Nobody wants to screw you over.
However, life is somewhat competitive. Even if you put in all the work get good grades and even pass the bar you are not guaranteed a job. A law firm exists to make money or if it is a public interest place to further some cause. Even with a good G.P.A. and a good attitude if you don't have what it takes to make them money or help them achieve their goal they will either not hire you or lay you off.
Just like an NBA team will not draft you or will cut if you are not helping them win games. That is their bottom line. Nobody owes anybody anything and it just so stupid that people point the finger at everybody else but themselves when they don't succeed. That seems particularly true with law students.