LOGIN

Please make a selection.
Create New Account Submit
Please make a selection.

Data & More

Forum Data - San Francisco

Oct 3, 2013, 14:58 PM

Comparison of Data for 2007–2016 San Francisco Forums

Forum Participation

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Attendees 734 285 424 415 550 512 305 413 338 329
Number of Participating Law Schools 129 118 119 139 136 140 126 147 138 130

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Gender
Male - 42.3% 42.2% 36.1% 40.9% 36.6% 36.5% 33.4% 31.1% 30.9%
Female - 57.7% 57.7% 62.2% 57.8% 62.6% 62.9% 64.6% 66.0%67.3%
Age
23 or Less - 26.9% 25.8% 29.2% 44.4% 45.3% 39.7% 49.7% 42.2% 41.4%
24–40 Years - 62.0% 63.7% 60.2% 48.1% 46.7% 50.8% 45.8% 52.0% 52.8%
Over 40 Years - 11.1% 10.5% 9.9% 7.6% 8.0% 9.4% 4.6% 5.9%5.7%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native - 1.1% 1.0% 3.1% 2.2% 2.9% 1.0% 2.2% 2.3% 3.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander - 27.0% 22.1% 24.8% 27.7% 24.9% 28.7% 22.3% 20.0% 22.8%
Black/African American - 9.9% 13.3% 16.9% 12.7% 14.5% 14.7% 9.4% 12.6% 14.1%
Caucasian/White - 33.9% 42.1% 39.0% 33.5% 41.1% 39.7% 47.7% 39.6%39.0%
Chicano/Mexican American - 3.6% 4.5% - - - - - - -
Hispanic/Latino - 12.4% 8.8% 18.3% 22.3% 21.3% 20.8% 26.9% 30.8%30.0%
Puerto Rican - 1.1% 0.5% 0.5% 0.7% 0.6% 30.0% 1.9% 1.8% 1.2%
Canadian Aboriginal - 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%-
Not Indicated** - - - 10.8% 12.3% 8.4% 7.2% 5.3% 7.6%5.1%
Other - - 10.9% 7.8% - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance- 66.1% 58.0% 58.8% 62.0% 55.0% 59.3% 58.1% 61.5% 66.3%
Student Status
Full-Time Student - 30.7% 34.4% 30.1% 39.9% 34.4% 29.3% 31.0% 25.2%26.4%
Part-Time Student - 5.5% 5.4% 6.3% 2.5% 4.5% 2.3% 5.0% 5.0%3.0%
Not a Student - 63.9% 60.3% 49.9% 40.4% 42.1% 51.1% 50.9% 52.8% 60.4%
Employment
Full-Time - 56.3% 53.4% 41.9% 37.0% 38.6% 43.6% 40.4% 46.3%47.1%
Part-Time - 25.2% 25.1% 25.8% 21.9% 24.7% 25.7% 26.4% 24.0%23.1%
Summers Only - 2.0% 4.4% 2.2% 7.2% 5.3% 2.0% 2.4% 0.6%1.5%
Not Employed - 16.5% 17.2% 19.5% 19.0% 16.2% 14.0% 23.0% 20.5%21.9%
State of Permanent Residence
California - 91.3% 86.4% 93.3% 91.5% 90.0% 91.9% 88.9% 87.4% 88.3%
Arizona - 0.7% 1.2% 0.5% 0.5% 0.8% 0.3% 1.0% 0.3%0.6%
Oregon - 0.3% 1.4% 0.2% 1.6% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.0%0.9%
Nevada - 0.7% 0.9% 1.0% 1.8% 1.6% 1.6% 1.2% 2.1%3.3%
Washington - 1.4% 0.9% 0.5% 0.4% 0.8% 1.0% 0.7% 0.9% 0.9%

*Beginning with the 2010 February Houston forum, attendees were offered racial/ethnic options more consistent with the new Department of Education guidelines. Attendees who selected more than one category are represented in each of the categories selected.

**Race/Ethnicity information may be missing for attendees who registered prior to 7/09 if they did not update the information in their LSAC account.

Getting to the Forum

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Information Source
LSAC Publication - 2.8% 3.3% 3.1% 1.8% 2.7% 2.0% 3.9% 4.1% 1.5%
City Newspaper - - - - - - - - - -
Advisor - 4.2% 6.6% 7.2% 11.4% 7.4% 6.8% 9.2% 7.6% 7.5%
Flier - 0.7% 3.5% 1.2% 2.5% 0.2% 0.3% 2.9% 2.6% 0.9%
Friend or Family Member - 8.4% 8.7% 9.9% 12.0% 9.2% 14.3% 9.7% 7.9% 11.1%
College Newspaper - - - - - - - - --
Prelaw Club - 8.4% 4.4% 7.2% 3.1% 3.1% 2.3% 7.7% 7.3% 9.0%
Radio Station - - - - - - - - --
Internet - 57.9% 60.9% 51.1% 51.1% 51.5% 52.5% 63.2% 68.9% 67.2%
Email from LSAC - 25.2% 24.8% 24.6% 20.8% 26.6% 28.0% 10.4% 7.0%7.2%
If Internet, Source?
LSAC Website - 86.7% 78.5% 87.3% 86.9% 83.7% 88.1% 74.7% 78.1%73.3%
Law School Site - 8.4% 11.2% 7.5% 7.1% 7.6% 6.3% 17.6% 14.2%14.9%
Search Engine - 4.2% 6.9% 1.4% 4.6% 5.7% 5.0% 4.6% 5.6%8.1%
Search Engine–Sponsored Link - - 1.1% 1.4% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%0.4%
Social Media - - 1.5% 1.9% 1.1% 1.9% 0.0% 0.8% 1.7% 1.4%
Other Website - 0.6% 0.8% 0.5% 0.4% 0.8% 0.6% 1.9% 0.4%1.8%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles - 45.2% 44.7% 32.8% 31.3% 27.8% 26.7% 35.6% 39.3%40.5%
21–50 Miles - 25.3% 27.0% 26.5% 21.0% 19.4% 22.5% 17.4% 15.5%20.1%
51–100 Miles - 17.2% 13.8% 15.7% 12.5% 13.3% 11.4% 10.7% 12.3%10.5%
More Than 100 Miles - 12.3% 14.5% 7.2% 13.4% 13.7% 17.6% 20.6% 15.8%15.3%
Mode of Transportation
Car - - - - - - 70.0% 24.1% --
Public Transit - - - - - - 23.3% 55.2% --
Taxi - - - - - - 0.0% 0.0% --
Walked/Bike - - - - - - 1.7% 10.3% --
Airplane - - - - - - 6.7% 6.9% --
Other - - - - - - 3.3% 10.3% --

At the Forum

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Time Spent at Forum
Less Than One Hour 5.5% 8.2% 4.4% - 1.3% 0.0% 1.6% 0.0% 4.6%-
1–2 Hours 29.7% 24.7% 26.3% 35.5% 7.8% 20.7% 21.3% 10.3% 22.7%-
2–3 Hours 32.8% 20.6% 28.1% 30.3% 29.9% 20.7% 19.7% 24.1% 18.2%-
3 or More Hours 32.0% 46.6% 41.2% 34.2% 61.0% 58.5% 57.4% 65.5% 54.6%-
Number of Tables Visited
1–5 Tables 20.1% 26.0% 18.4% 17.1% 9.1% 17.1% 18.0% 13.8% 25.0%-
6–10 Tables 44.4% 31.5% 44.7% 42.1% 44.2% 41.5% 34.4% 34.5% 31.8%-
11–15 Tables 23.3% 30.1% 24.6% 30.3% 32.5% 26.8% 34.4% 41.4% 22.7% -
16 or More Tables 12.3% 11.0% 12.3% 10.5% 13.0% 13.4% 13.1% 10.3% 18.2% -
Describe Forum
Very Informative 35.5% 42.4% 40.4% 42.1% 51.9% 47.6% 56.7% 75.9% 50.0% 41.7%
Informative 57.0% 50.7% 56.1% 55.3% 40.3% 51.2% 41.7% 24.1% 50.0% 55.6%
Not Very Informative 7.4% 6.9% 3.5% 2.6% 5.2% 1.2% 1.7% 0.0% 0.0% 2.8%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 31.7% 37.5% 36.8% 42.1% 40.0% 40.7% 45.9% 37.9% 43.2%38.9%
Informative 58.5% 54.2% 55.3% 52.6% 49.3% 53.1% 50.8% 62.1% 47.7%55.6%
Not Very Informative 9.8% 8.3% 7.9% 5.3% 10.7% 6.2% 3.3% 0.0% 9.1%5.6%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 71.4%80.6% 73.2% 73.9% 77.8% 86.8% 93.4% 88.9% 77.3% 72.2%
No 28.6% 19.4% 26.8% 26.0% 22.2% 13.2% 6.6% 11.1% 22.7% 27.8%

« Back to Law School Forum Data


Was this page helpful? Yes No

Why not? (Provide additional feedback below. NOTE: If you have a question or concern regarding your specific circumstances, please go to the Contact Us page.)

Please enter a comment.

Thank you for your feedback.

Why not? (Provide additional feedback below. NOTE: If you have a question or concern regarding your specific circumstances, please go to the Contact Us page.)

This is the page where the feedback was left.
Please do not enter data into this text box. This is a test to reject non-human form submissions.