Big firms have race quotas, just like schools.
Sorry...have to disagree with you, dude or dudette. I just completed Con Law and I am pretty sure "race quotas" are unconstitutional in many cases. See Grutter v. Bollinger
and Gratz v. Bollinger
(for school admissions) and Richmond v. Crosson
Lol! Bro, I was reading those cases on UMich in ugrad, and I can tell you right now that all the Bollinger cases did was obscure the transparency of their minority recruiting, not eliminate it. They don't use formulas, they don't use quotas, they don't use point systems. They say, "Uh, oh you're URM, that's a ... um... +...."
Now, I didn't read the Richmond v Crosson case, but it is extremely obvious that law firms actively recruit minorities. For instance, my law firm began to see a market pressure (as a mid sized firm not on the radar) to create a "diversity action committee" and begin actively searching for minority applicants. Our summer associate pool went from 8-10 applicants, 1 or 2 being minorities in one year, then shifting to more like 10 applicants, 6 or 7 being minorities. HUGE shift. It may not be a "quota" that the firm sets, but make no mistake that minorities are NEEDED when you're bidding for some big clients who want to see your firm demographics. Also, those "quotas" are more likely to be the percentages that those clients want to see, as opposed to firm set quotas. Just a thought, but I think I'm right.