Seriously, unless you really want to be a lawyer, don't go to law school. I graduated from a tier-one school, had decent grades and a ton of experience, and I am currently a "volunteer attorney" (and doing that at least 40 hours a week) and living with my parents for the foreseeable future. It's tough to get a legal job in Michigan right now.
And like others have said, work like crazy first year, because digging out of the GPA hole is NOT easy -- I know from experience.
Regarding the original post, sucks for that guy, but Above The Law isn't always the most accurate place to read about things.