Folks, he was waitlisted at Stanford and accepted at UCLA. With a 158? A national recommender who actually really knows the kid....I speculate it is a Supreme Court Justice who has known his daddy since law school, and wrote him a targeted letter to Harvard and a general one to the others.
Then again, "very successful career"...I wonder what that means? Even if he founded Microsoft or Google, I'm not sure that's enough to overcome a 158. I could see them doing a 160, 162, that's top 15% or so.
except there's no difference to harvard between a 160, 162, and 158. i think anyone would agree that 2 or so points (from 158 to 160) are pretty meaningless, and for the purpose of rankings and 25% LSATs, a 158 is the same as a .. whatever Harvard's 25% LSAT is. of course, all else equal most schools would shoot for a higher LSAT, but this guy isn't your run-of-the-mill candidate, i'd guess. and doesn't legacy work sort of like AA for admissions anyways?