That's really sad. We need more minorities in the law profession. I could check the URM box myself - I'm half Mexican, but I think I got the LSAT score I deserve, and will attend a school where I can excel. It's sad that minorities who check that box end up dropping out because they can't keep up. If the differnce is getting into law school or not, I can see why they do it, but if you get a 165 on your LSAT, HYS are going to chew you up and spit you out.
The worst part about AA is that as a minority you can NEVER feel that you truly earned your accomplishments. This application cycle I was constantly thinking about whether or not I truly deserved to get that screening interview, to get invited for a callback, and to receive an offer. I'm always wondering if the firms gave me all these opportunities to fill a quota or to look PC for their clients.
Another bad feeling is that others won't ever give you full credit for your accomplishments. "Ah that f-ing kid got his interview/job because of AA." That statement might sound ignorant but let's be perfectly honest here, I can't be 100% sure that I got to where i'm at solely because of my talents and hard-work... I think my credentials are quite good but it's annoying that a lot of ppl may look at me and not think about my qualifications but wonder which quota i'll be filling.