I, too, got the full ride at La Verne, thinking I could transfer. Now it looks like, not so much. But the thing that shocked me most was from the thread about job placement, La Verne's is 42% and Hastings is 49%. Shocking, considering they're 150+ spots higher. Hastings was originally my first choice because of LEOP. I think I may have an undiagnosed learning disability, but, since I'm an adult, I'd have to pay for testing and can't afford it.
I'm in the same boat as the OP, I can't relocate. I could barely afford to apply, even with the fee waiver. I got rejected by 10 schools the first time I applied and 5 this round. I'm in my 40s and the delay in attending law school and long term unemployment already means I won't get to have a child. It's hard to give up this dream, it's the last one I haven't lost. Going back to school has destroyed my credit, so I can only borrow Staffords. I can only attend with a near-full scholarship. If I could afford a prep class, I could probably gain 5 more points on the LSAT and that might mean I could get into a lower T1 or T2. Maybe and one more year of my life not moving forward. My LSDAS GPA is based only on my undergraduate work 20 years ago, when I was being beaten regularly (not my choice...didn't get into college and very hard to get out when you are being controlled and threatened with guns, took 3 years to squirrel away money from part time work while in community college to transfer to a 4 year school). My GPA at the Ivy League university I graduated from was barely a 3.0, because I didn't have money for silly things like rent and food (I definitely couldn't afford the Ritalin always offered in the library). My grad school GPA is 3.6 or so, because I had Stafford eligibility and could afford living expenses and had time left over to work PT.
It disgusts me when people assume from their numbers that the person doesn't belong in law school. Some people have poor grades for reasons that have nothing to do with their IQ. My friend who got into American had a lower LSAT than me (unsure of her GPA), so even good students don't always get a 160. It's quite possible OP doesn't want a BigLaw job, but just wants to be able to sit for the bar, so he can do bankruptcies or join a family or local practice. Personally, I want to go into gov't or non-profit.
Quite to to the contrary of the common assumption (and admissions), it's often the kids with 4.0s and high LSATs have no business being attorneys. When they start working, often for the first time in their lives, they have no idea how to work with others or how to work at all. That's the reason there are too many lawyers -- people who just want the BigLaw salary, but don't know what they want to be when they grow up.