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Forum Data - Houston

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Comparison of Data for 2007–2016 Houston Forums

Forum Participation

2007 2008 2009 2010
(Feb)
2010
(Nov)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Attendees 823 415 681 660 689 608 627 530 318 354 545
Number of Participating Law Schools 155 129 131 152 157 176 177 178 168 155 169

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

2007 2008 2009 2010
(Feb)
2010
(Nov)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Gender
Male 42.1% 45.6% 45.4% 44.6% 40.8% 41.0% 38.5% 33.5% 35.5% 39.7% 35.5%
Female 57.9% 54.4% 54.6% 54.4% 58.4% 58.5% 61.2% 66.3% 62.3% 59.4% 63.4%
Age
23 or Less 51.0% 28.8% 37.4% 40.5% 43.9% 41.7% 48.2% 50.6% 53.6% 50.7% 54.3%
24–40 Years 42.7% 62.1% 51.9% 49.5% 49.0% 52.2% 42.3% 44.4% 40.5% 42.0% 41.0%
Over 40 Years 6.3% 9.1% 10.7% 9.8% 7.1% 6.3% 9.5% 5.1% 5.9% 7.3% 4.8%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.5% 0.7% 1.2% 2.4% 2.6% 2.0% 1.9% 1.7% 0.3% 1.4% 2.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 7.4% 7.7% 8.2% 9.5% 9.6% 10.1% 9.1% 9.0% 7.2% 11.3% 9.9%
Black/African American 31.9% 26.4% 33.4% 29.1% 29.8% 32.1% 32.9% 23.4% 34.6% 27.0% 30.9%
Caucasian/White 34.9% 40.4% 33.6 32.3% 37.2% 34.2% 34.3% 37.3% 32.4% 29.0% 30.5%
Chicano/Mexican American 3.9% 4.5% 3.9% - - - - - - - -
Hispanic/Latino 17.4% 14.0% 15.6% 25.0% 23.8% 22.6% 23.1% 30.1% 28.3% 35.2% 29.1%
Puerto Rican 0.4% 1.2% 0.6% 1.2% 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 1.5% 1.3% 1.1% 1.6%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% - - - - 0.3% 0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% - - - - -
Not Indicated** - - - 7.4%% 7.5% 3.6% 5.2% 6.2% 4.7% 5.9% 5.3%
Other 3.7% 5.0% 3.5% - - - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance 65.1% 59.5% 66.4% 65.0% 62.8% 62.1% 63.8% 60.0% 67.9% 73.2% 69.0%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 59.6% 34.5% 55.6% 46.5% 41.1% 40.5% 46.1% 43.6% 44.4% 38.3% 51.6%
Part-Time Student 4.9% 3.7% 4.7% 3.2% 4.4% 2.3% 3.8% 2.8% 3.2% 6.2% 2.6%
Not a Student 35.5% 61.8% 39.7% 39.7% 39.8% 40.7% 37.0% 40.4% 38.4% 44.2% 36.9%
Employment
Full-Time 46.6% 62.3% 45.9% 41.8% 44.5% 40.3% 42.3% 43.1% 35.3% 42.3% 36.6%
Part-Time 29.2% 23.7% 29.9% 26.1% 22.7% 26.4% 26.1% 28.5% 31.2% 24.8% 28.3%
Summers Only 6.4% 2.1% 5.5% 3.9% 5.2% 4.1% 5.4% 4.7% 2.2% 2.0% 3.5%
Not Employed 17.8% 11.9% 18.7% 20.1% 17.6% 17.9% 17.3% 15.7% 26.8% 25.1% 27.2%
State of Permanent Residence
Texas 73.2% 85.5% 81.9% 84.1% 86.6% 85.1% 78.7% 89.7% 81.6% 86.8% 84.8%
Louisiana 7.3% 2.7% 7.0% 5.7% 3.3% 3.5% 5.2% 2.1% 7.2% 4.5% 3.7%

*Beginning in 2010, 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
(Feb)
2010
(Nov)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Information Source
City Newspaper 0.0% - - - - - - - - - -
LSAC Publication 5.1% 3.1% 3.5% 1.4% 3.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.1% 1.2% 3.9% 2.4%
Flier 3.0% 1.2% 6.6% 2.0% 1.3% 1.2% 2.9% 1.3% 2.2% 2.3% 0.9%
Friend or Family Member 10.9% 9.4% 9.8% 8.5% 9.2% 9.4% 9.9% 9.9% 8.7% 8.2% 9.3%
Advisor 15.4% 6.7% 16.2% 16.2% 12.4% 10.2% 13.8% 14.4% 18.4% 14.4% 19.6%
Radio Station 0.0% - - - - - - - - - -
Prelaw Club 13.5% 2.4% 14.7% 14.0% 11.6% 8.6% 11.4% 12.0% 19.0% 18.9% 18.3%
Internet 51.7% 62.3% 49.9% 47.1% 61.1% 61.5% 54.1% 59.8% 52.8% 59.9% 55.6%
Email from LSAC - 26.0% 13.7% 21.9% 18.6% 21.3% 21.1% 18.2% 4.0% 6.2% 9.3%
If Internet, Source?
LSAC Website 91.7% 87.0% 82.6% 85.5% 86.5% 82.0% 87.6% 81.4% 80.4% 78.8% 74.6%
Law School Site 7.1% 10.0% 10.2% 7.1% 8.3% 7.6% 6.2% 12.9% 10.7% 16.5% 16.5%
Search Engine 1.9% 2.0% 4.6% 4.2% 3.8% 2.5% 2.9% 3.2% 5.4% 3.3% 4.6%
Search Engine–Sponsored Link - 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.9% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 0.3%
Social Media - - 1.4% 1.3% 0.5% 0.3% 1.8% 0.6% 1.8% 1.4% 3.0%
Other Website 2.4% 0.3% 1.2% 1.6% 0.7% 0.5% 0.6% 1.9% 1.2% 0.0% 2.0%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 27.4% 36.1% 32.4% 25.4% 26.9% 27.9% 24.0% 25.3% 31.2% 34.4% 28.3%
21–50 Miles 11.3% 17.2% 12.5% 10.6% 11.0% 12.4% 11.1% 11.6% 14.3% 13.5% 12.4%
51–100 Miles 8.0% 9.2% 7.2% 7.1% 4.9% 4.0% 5.9% 6.6% 9.0% 6.5% 6.2%
More Than 100 Miles 53.4% 37.5% 48.0% 40.5% 37.4% 32.6% 37.0% 37.6% 33.9% 32.4% 40.8%
Mode of Transportation
Car - - - - - - - 91.8% 87.1% - -
Public Transit - - - - - - - 2.0% 0.0% - -
Taxi - - - - - - - 0.0% 0.0% - -
Walked/Bike - - - - - - - 0.0% 9.7% - -
Airplane - - - - - - - 4.1% 0.0% - -
Other - - - - - - - 4.1% 3.2% - -

At the Forum

2007 2008 2009 2010
(Feb)
2010
(Nov)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Time Spent at Forum
Less Than One Hour 2.8% - 7.6% 5.7% 4.6% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9% 3.2% 4.9% -
1–2 Hours 20.2% 26.3% 13.2% 21.0% 12.6% 19.0% 16.7% 25.0% 19.4% 17.1% -
2–3 Hours 25.8% 18.8% 31.3% 23.8% 34.5% 36.5% 35.7% 30.8% 38.7% 19.5% -
3 or More Hours 51.1% 55.0% 47.9% 49.5% 48.3% 44.4% 47.6% 42.3% 38.7% 58.5% -
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.6% 1.3% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% -
1–5 Tables 18.5% 26.3% 26.4% 20.9% 19.5% 23.8% 21.4% 9.6% 16.1% 22.0% -
6–10 Tables 37.1% 38.8% 36.8% 41.9% 43.7% 36.5% 34.5% 46.2% 54.8% 43.9% -
11–15 Tables 30.9% 22.5% 29.2% 21.9% 24.1% 28.6% 29.8% 28.9% 22.6% 22.0% -
16 or More Tables 12.9% 11.3% 6.9% 15.1% 12.7% 11.1% 14.3% 15.4% 6.5% 12.2% -
Describe Forum
Very Informative 52.8% 48.1% 47.2% 48.5% 47.1% 58.7% 49.4% 61.2% 61.3% 70.7% 68.0%
Informative 42.0% 46.8% 47.2% 41.9% 51.7% 38.1% 46.9% 36.7% 38.7% 26.8% 29.3%
Not Very Informative 5.1% 5.1% 4.9% 9.5% 1.2% 1.6% 3.7% 2.0% 0.0% 2.4% 2.7%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 44.9% 44.3% 47.6% 40.0% 44.8% 46.0% 42.9% 36.0% 64.5% 70.7% 61.3%
Informative 47.8% 49.4% 49.0% 47.6% 50.6% 49.2% 52.4% 64.0% 35.5% 26.8% 33.3%
Not Very Informative 6.9% 6.3% 1.4% 12.4% 4.6% 4.8% 3.6% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 5.3%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 83.0% 82.9% 79.9% 74.0% 74.4% 81.0% 74.7% 83.3% 82.8% 78.1% 88.0%
No 17.0% 17.1% 20.2% 26.0% 25.6% 19.0% 25.3% 16.7% 17.2% 22.0% 12.0%

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