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Forum Data - All

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Comparison of Data for All 2006–2016 Forums Combined

Please contact foruminfo@LSAC.org for data on the 2007 forum season.

Forum Participation

2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Attendees 10,453 9,648 12,590 9,903 9,010 8,152 6,970 5,852 5,832 6,334
Number of Participating Law Schools 192 190 192 207 209 214 216 217 217 217

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Gender
Male 39.8% 39.4% 40.6% 38.9% 39.4% 38.2% 36.6% 35.3% 34.4% 33.2%
Female 60.2% 58.8% 58.3% 60.2% 59.8% 61.2% 63.1% 63.1% 64.2%66.8%
Age
20 or Less 10.4% 8.1% 7.7% 8.1% 9.2% 8.7% 9.1% 12.0% 12.9% 13.3%
21–23 Years 40.3% 40.6% 38.9% 38.9% 42.2% 42.2% 43.2% 40.8% 40.2% 40.2%
24–26 Years 19.5% 21.6% 21.8% 20.3% 19.4% 19.7% 20.5% 18.8% 20.5% 20.0%
27–33 Years 13.9% 15.5% 16.5% 16.5% 14.6% 14.1% 13.4% 14.7% 15.0% 15.2%
34–40 Years 7.3% 8.2% 8.7% 9.0% 8.1% 8.2% 7.4% 4.9% 5.1% 4.9%
Over 40 Years 5.1% 5.6% 6.4% 7.0% 6.6% 7.0% 6.4% 5.9% 6.1% 6.5%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6% 0.4% 0.9% 1.6% - 1.8% 1.8% 2.3% 1.9% 2.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.7% 9.0% 10.6% 11.6% 15.7% 14.0% 13.3% 12.4% 11.8% 12.1%
Black/African American 24.4% 24.8% 25.9% 27.4% 28.5% 25.5% 26.9% 28.6% 27.9% 26.0%
Caucasian/White 47.0% 43.9% 42.4% 41.1% 47.9% 40.8% 41.7% 40.3% 39.7% 39.6%
Chicano/Mexican American 2.0% 1.2% 1.1% - - - - - - -
Hispanic/Latino 7.5% 9.4% 10.7% 16.0% 17.7% 17.6% 18.8% 18.4% 20.5% 20.1%
Puerto Rican 1.2% 1.1% 1.7% 2.1% 2.4% 2.3% 1.9% 2.3% 2.4% 2.2%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% - - - -
Other 5.5% 5.0% 2.2% - - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance 52.9% 50.9% 59.3% 54.6% 52.6% 53.8% 55.3% 59.2% 66.9% 61.30%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 48.4% 38.3% 45.0% 38.2% 41.0% 40.6% 40.8% 41.1% 37.8% 43.2%
Part-Time Student 4.6% 3.4% 4.5% 3.6% 3.1% 3.2% 2.9% 4.0% 3.9% 3.8%
Not a Student 47.0% 41.3% 50.5% 43.9% 39.9% 40.7% 41.6% 43.1% 45.0% 53.0%
Employment
Full-Time 49.9% 47.0% 48.7% 42.0% 36.9% 37.7% 39.0% 38.6% 41.3% 42.0%
Part-Time 28.9% 23.5% 27.5% 24.7% 26.8% 27.0% 27.0% 27.6% 25.7% 28.7%
Summers Only 9.0% 7.2% 7.4% 6.4% 7.1% 6.7% 6.2% 4.0% 3.4% 4.1%
Not Employed 12.2% 10.9% 16.4% 16.2% 16.0% 16.3% 16.4% 23.7% 21.7% 25.2%

*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.

Getting to the Forum

2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Information Source
City Newspaper 2.2% - - - - - - - - -
LSAC Publication 8.4% 4.7% 3.2% 2.9% 2.9% 2.8% 2.1% 3.1% 3.2% 2.5%
Flier 4.3% 3.3% 2.6% 1.6% 1.4% 1.5% 1.6% 2.4% 2.8% 2.6%
Friend or Family Member 12.1% 12.0% 11.3% 11.1% 11.0% 11.1% 11.2% 12.1% 11.6% 11.1%
Advisor 11.9% 9.2% 10.3% 10.9% 11.2% 10.9% 11.8% 13.8% 13.5% 12.8%
Radio Station 1.6% - - - - - - - - -
Prelaw Club 7.6% 6.7% 7.2% 6.3% 6.5% 6.9% 7.7% 9.8% 10.2% 9.5%
Official Guide 1.6% - - - - - - - - -
College Newspaper 0.8% - - - - - - - - -
Magazine/Journal0.3% - - - - - - - - -
Internet 55.7% 59.8% 57.8% 58.0% 56.7% 53.8% 58.4% 58.3% 59.9% 58.3%
Email from LSAC - 22.7% 23.9% 20.6% 21.5% 24.2% 19.4% 9.7% 7.4% 7.6%
If Internet, Source?
LSAC Website 92.6% 84.6% 86.5% 86.0% 85.3% 84.1% 82.5% 77.5% 45.0% 73.0%
Law School Site 7.9% 8.6% 8.1% 8.5% 9.2% 10.4% 10.6% 13.3% 9.7% 14.7%
Search Engine 1.6% 5.1% 4.0% 3.4% 3.7% 3.6% 4.8% 5.3% 3.5% 7.4%
Search Engine–Sponsored Link 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.4% 0.1% 0.4%
Social Media - - - 0.8% 0.7% 1.0% 0.6% 1.2% 1.2% 1.7%
Other Website 1.8% 1.3% 0.9% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 1.2% 2.4% 0.4% 2.8%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 48.0% 43.3% 47.6% 37.5% 38.0% 34.9% 34.4% 40.4% 40.8% 48.7%
21–50 Miles 18.4% 14.7% 17.7% 15.2% 17.2% 15.4% 15.6% 16.9% 16.4% 19.2%
51–100 Miles 10.3% 8.1% 9.6% 7.6% 8.9% 7.6% 7.7% 9.2% 8.6% 9.9%
More Than 100 Miles 23.2% 20.8% 25.1% 18.9% 20.5% 18.0% 18.6% 19.1% 18.4% 22.0%
Mode of Transportation
Car - - - - - - 48.2% 44.7% - -
Public Transit - - - - - - 37.4% 38.3% - -
Taxi - - - - - - 2.8% 3.7% - -
Walked/Bike - - - - - - 5.3% 7.3% - -
Airplane - - - - - - 2.4% 1.8% - -
Other - - - - - - 3.9% 4.2% - -

At the Forum

2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Time Spent at Forum
Less Than One Hour 3.7% 2.8% 4.1% 3.0% 2.7% 2.3% 2.6% 2.9% 2.0% -
1–2 Hours 30.7% 25.5% 23.5% 20.8% 18.6% 20.1% 17.2% 14.7% 18.6% -
2–3 Hours 29.3% 29.5% 29.1% 28.2% 28.9% 27.2% 27.8% 25.2% 25.9% -
3 or More Hours 36.4% 42.2% 43.3% 47.9% 49.8% 50.4% 52.4% 57.2% 53.6% -
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.1% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0.1% 0.5% 1.0% -
1–5 Tables 12.2% 14.6% 15.0% 15.2% 15.0% 16.4% 15.9% 19.7% 20.3% -
6–10 Tables 38.6% 35.3% 37.6% 39.0% 37.0% 39.6% 36.6% 37.0% 40.1% -
11–15 Tables 34.7% 34.6% 31.5% 30.9% 30.5% 28.4% 31.2% 29.5% 29.4% -
16 or More Tables 14.4% 15.0% 15.5% 14.3% 16.8% 14.9% 16.2% 13.3% 9.3% -
Describe Forum
Very Informative 40.1% 42.4% 39.6% 44.7% 49.9% 49.4% 52.4% 58.7% 54.3% 55.4%
Informative 54.5% 55.6% 52.5% 51.2% 43.8% 45.8% 44.3% 37.8% 43.5% 40.6%
Not Very Informative 5.1% 4.5% 7.0% 3.9% 5.1% 4.4% 2.8% 3.3% 2.0% 3.8%
Uninformative - - 0.9% 0.3% 1.2% 0.4% 0.5% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 34.0% 34.8% 33.1% 38.4% 41.5% 43.1% 46.9% 47.9% 47.7% 47.9%
Informative 57.7% 58.2% 56.0% 54.7% 51.6% 50.5% 49.0% 47.2% 47.0% 47.4%
Not Very Informative 6.4% 6.5% 9.7% 6.6% 6.2% 5.8% 3.7% 4.5% 4.9% 4.6%
Uninformative - - 0.7% 0.4% 0.6% 0.6% 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.1%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 55.9% 80.3% 76.4% 79.7% 77.9% 77.6% 77.8% 77.5% 75.7% -
No44.1% 19.7% 23.3% 20.3% 22.1% 22.4% 22.2% 22.5% 24.3% -

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