I could be wrong I am just an anonymous internet poster, but in my experience schools care about the numbers. They claim to care about soft-factors, major, etc, but U.S. News looks only at the GPA/LSAT no further so most schools tend to only care what U.S News thinks. Check out lawschoolnumbers.com and you can see the reality at play. There may be a few schools that will actually look at the application in depth, but they are significant minority. However, if your still in undergrad there is no shame in taking a few easy classes and picking up a few A's along the way to boost the GPA, and that artificial inflation can make up for the D's you received.