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Forum Data - Chicago

Oct 3, 2013, 14:58 PM

Comparison of Data for 2007–2016 Chicago Forums

Forum Participation

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Attendees 1,445 1,439 1,485 982 678 679 537 432 644 482
Number of Participating Law Schools 168 172 180 184 180 181 182 177 169 185

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Gender
Male 42.3% 43.4% 43.7% 39.9% 41.2% 41.1% 40.7% 35.6% 35.8% 35.6%
Female 57.7% 56.6% 55.5% 59.0% 58.0% 58.1% 59.0% 62.8% 62.7% 62.6%
Age
23 or Less 52.6% 52.8% 52.2% 47.4% 49.5% 53.5% 52.8% 52.9% 57.7% 55.5%
24–40 Years 41.5% 42.8% 43.2% 45.8% 41.0% 39.3% 39.0% 21.3% 34.9% 37.7%
Over 40 Years 5.9% 4.4% 4.4% 6.8% 9.6% 7.4% 8.1% 8.3% 7.3% 6.9%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.4% 0.5% 1.3% 1.4% 1.2% 2.2% 1.7% 2.3% 2.2% 1.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8.6% 8.6% 9.0% 8.4% 8.6% 9.6% 9.8% 9.4% 6.5% 10.4%
Black/African American 18.4% 18.8% 20.5% 23.9% 22.9% 23.0% 20.5% 26.9% 27.6% 18.5%
Caucasian/White 60.3% 59.7% 54.8% 49.4% 52.0% 57.6% 51.9% 52.9% 51.2% 57.8%
Chicano/Mexican American 1.9% 2.3% - - - - - - - -
Hispanic/Latino 4.9% 0.4% 8.8% 12.1% 7.8% 9.7% 14.2% 9.7% 12.5% 12.5%
Puerto Rican 0.6% 0.4% 0.9% 2.3% 1.2% 0.9% 0.6% 0.7% 1.2% 1.5%
Canadian Aboriginal0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% -
Not Indicated** - - - 10.2% 11.8% 5.8% 9.4% 8.0% 7.3% 6.4%
Other 4.8% 4.8% 0.3% - - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance 39.6% 40.3% 48.0% 48.4% 44.9% 48.4% 42.8% 46.0% 47.2% 41.5%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 50.4% 50.5% 49.4% 41.0% 50.2% 50.1% 47.3% 37.7% 48.3% 41.6%
Part-Time Student 3.8% 4.1% 4.2% 3.5% 2.4% 3.0% 2.0% 4.3% 3.7% 3.7%
Not a Student 45.8% 45.4% 46.5% 42.7% 35.6% 35.6% 36.2% 46.7% 37.3% 43.9%
Employment
Full-Time 48.1% 49.4% 43.8% 40.8% 33.0% 34.6% 36.2% 42.1% 37.8% 39.1%
Part-Time 31.9% 31.2% 34.0% 28.4% 30.3% 31.5% 30.3% 29.7% 28.5% 30.4%
Summers Only 8.8% 8.8% 7.8% 5.8% 9.0% 12.6% 12.6% 3.9% 4.2% 4.4%
Not Employed 11.2% 10.6% 14.4% 14.5% 15.8% 12.0% 10.5% 18.9% 22.1% 19.1%
State of Permanent Residence
Illinois 54.5% 50.0% 53.3% 54.3% 54.5% 54.8% 55.3% 63.0% 55.7% 63.0%
Indiana 7.6% 6.2% 7.4% 6.8% 9.3% 9.7% 8.7% 7.1% 4.2% 4.6%
Wisconsin 6.5% 5.2% 6.7% 5.9% 8.1% 9.0% 9.2% 5.1% 4.2% 4.0%
Michigan 7.8% 9.8% 8.1% 9.8% 10.2% 10.0% 7.4% 8.0% 9.3% 5.2%
Missouri 1.5% 1.5% 2.7% 2.7% 2.5% 1.3% 2.0% 1.6% 1.4% 0.8%
Ohio 4.2% 4.8% 4.4% 4.1% 2.8% 3.0% 4.1% 1.4% 1.9% 1.7%

*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 2015 2016
Information Source
City Newspaper 0.6% - - - - - - - - -
LSAC Publication 6.7% 4.8% 2.9% 3.0% 2.9% 3.2% 2.6% 3.2% 3.1% 3.5%
Flier 2.6% 2.1% 1.7% 2.2% 1.3% 1.5% 0.9% 0.9% 3.4% 2.9%
Friend or Family Member 9.8% 9.7% 10.8% 11.0% 10.2% 11.1% 12.0% 8.0% 8.4% 8.1%
Advisor 10.5% 12.1% 11.8% 14.6% 14.6% 13.9% 13.7% 16.6% 20.7% 21.2%
Prelaw Club 8.7% 13.2% 10.9% 9.2% 2.1% 4.7% 5.9% 6.2% 13.2% 11.2%
Radio Station 0.1% - - - - - - - - -
Internet 62.6% 58.1% 54.6% 55.2% 58.6% 53.3% 50.8% 63.2% 60.2% 56.0%
Email from LSAC - 21.8% 25.4% 19.9% 23.7% 29.5% 21.8% 12.0% 6.5% 9.1%
If Internet, Source?
LSAC Website 95.1% 85.3% 86.8% 84.3% 85.0% 80.3% 82.4% 78.0% 71.6% 74.8%
Law School Site 5.3% 8.3% 8.4% 9.7% 10.3% 11.9% 9.9% 17.2% 19.1% 14.4%
Search Engine 0.9% 4.7% 3.8% 3.3% 2.3% 4.7% 5.9% 2.2% 5.4% 7.8%
Search Engine–Sponsored Link 0.2% - 0.4% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.4%
Social Media - - - 1.1% 0.8% 1.1% 1.1% 1.5% 3.4% 2.2%
Other Website 1.3% 1.7% 0.6% 1.1% 1.8% 1.9% 0.7% 0.7% 0.5% 0.4%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 40.9% 37.1% 39.1% 33.5% 32.7% 30.1% 34.4% 46.1% 35.0% 44.5%
21–50 Miles 15.7% 13.5% 14.2% 14.0% 14.6% 16.8% 13.3% 13.4% 14.1% 13.7%
51–100 Miles 9.7% 6.8% 8.8% 7.0% 7.2% 7.8% 7.6% 8.8% 6.8% 5.2%
More Than 100 Miles 33.7% 42.6% 37.9% 29.2% 28.6% 28.4% 26.2% 19.1% 32.0% 23.7%
Mode of Transportation
Car - - - - - - 44.6% 39.1% - -
Public Transit - - - - - - 48.9% 42.2% - -
Taxi - - - - - - 7.6% 6.3% - -
Walked/Bike - - - - - - 16.3% 14.1% - -
Airplane - - - - - - 3.3% 3.1% - -
Other - - - - - - 5.4% 3.1% - -

At the Forum

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 1.5% 0.0% 0.0% 1.3% -
1–5 Tables 15.4% 15.9% 15.3% 17.5% 12.5% 21.2% 17.2% 28.1% 18.0% -
6–10 Tables 36.8% 29.1% 39.5% 36.8% 36.0% 42.3% 39.4% 42.2% 41.0% -
11–15 Tables 28.2% 35.7% 29.1% 29.2% 30.1% 25.5% 24.2% 21.9% 25.6% -
16 or More Tables 19.6% 19.1% 16.1% 16.4% 20.6% 9.5% 19.2% 7.8% 14.1% -
Describe Forum
Very Informative 41.2% 37.2% 35.7% 50.3% 53.7% 43.8% 38.0% 59.4% 50.0% 49.3%
Informative 52.7% 55.3% 52.7% 45.6% 40.4% 49.6% 57.6% 34.4% 46.2% 48.0%
Not Very Informative 5.1% 6.4% 11.0% 3.5% 3.7% 5.8% 4.4% 6.3% 2.6% 2.7%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 31.4% 32.2% 28.2% 37.4% 47.4% 37.8% 33.7% 53.1% 42.3% 37.3%
Informative 61.4% 59.7% 59.9% 55.6% 48.9% 54.1% 61.1% 40.6% 51.3% 56.0%
Not Very Informative 6.4% 7.8% 11.2% 6.4% 3.7% 6.7% 5.3% 6.3% 5.1% 6.7%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 76.8% 78.9% 75.5% 77.3% 80.9% 78.9% 72.1% 70.5% 74.4% 85.1%
No 23.2% 21.1% 24.5% 22.8% 19.1% 21.1% 27.9% 29.5% 25.6% 15.1%

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