well this is just what I've heard from other people that have applied who are three yr graduates based on their experience and talking with adcomms. If you don't have super stellar grades, the student could be looked at as having a lack of interest in the academic sector of their life. They usually only prefer people straight out of undergrad if they have stellar grades (even 4 yr graduates) and so a three yr graduate has, theoretically, even less life experience compared to the 26 yr old average student in law school. It makes sense a little...because it's hard to make the case that someone who graduates a year earlier with less than superb grades is any better off than someone who took the extra year to take care of the academic duties. I mean, I'm not a 100% on this, but this is just info ive heard from previous appliers and just trying to add a little perspective to OP.
Thanks for the input. My main reason for trying to graduate early was financial, which I noted in my application. My GPA is still pretty good despite graduating early and I tried to emphasize my academic success, graduating honors, etc. despite my financial difficulties. Hopefully adcomms will take this into consideration