Am I the only one who takes issue with the substance of the letter? Whether or not the transition program is designed to game the rankings, it is entirely possible that the OP was put into the transitional program because they expect her to be a bad law student. It's not "playing the rankings game" to be wary of admitting a moron.
But what do I know? I ditched class, skipped work, and didn't pick up my baby from day care so I could down a dozen beers at a strip club today. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to send a drunken F-U email to an admissions dean for not writing a sufficiently lengthy personal note on my scholarship letter.