Originally Posted by Mal
He is probably way way smarter than you are giving him credit for. Harvard law requires very high numbers without exceptions. Asians are not minorities in the law school admissions, they are over-represented and thus get no boost for diversity. As far as the statistical evidence for the claim that law school admissions is almost entirely gpa/lsat based go take a look at lawschoolnumbers.com if you are truly interested.
Yes, I wasn't sure on how Asians were treated in law school admissions but I had a hunch that was the case. I'm certain he got a solid GPA at Stern and I assumed he scored strongly on the LSAT. He's a definitely a bright kid but he's not super bright. He took the easiest courses and major he could find - and I think that was a smart move given his aspirations. ITT we're talking about paths, not about intelligence/smarts. He researched, studied hard, gave up a real life social life (everyone on this forum is too cool for him
as his social life is online gaming), and was rewarded with his acceptance. He had 4 years to prep for the LSAT, he's interested in becoming a lawyer and obviously extremely motivated. edit: I'm not saying everyone with such qualities will succeed - I'm simply sharing a story of success.