hombredulce wrote: Will a school generally come up with more aid to keep a top student around?
Depends on the school, but most don't give much to keep a student around. The reason is US news ranks largely based on selectively with LSAT/UGPA, so there is little incentive to pay money to keep a good student around (in comparison with giving full rides to high LSAT/UGPA, which helps with rankings). It seems that there is some implicit belief that higher LSAT correlates with higher bar passage rates in some way and that's another thing that helps with rankings. So I guess a student that made top 1% of their class but had a 15x LSAT really isn't worth keeping around because it hurt the school taking them in the first place, and if the school believes that the student is less likely to pass the bar because of the correlation with LSAT and bar passage, it seems practical to just let the student leave.