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Forum Data - Atlanta

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Comparison of Data for 2007–2016 Atlanta Forums

Forum Participation

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Attendees 1,446 1,439 1,682 1,158 1,081 834 895 747 617 687
Number of Participating Law Schools - 179 183 185 186 187 188 188 185 187

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Gender
Male - 38.9% 39.2% 39.7% 40.5% 37.5% 34.7% 34.4% 37.2% 29.6%
Female - 61.1% 60.0% 59.3% 58.9% 61.9% 65.2% 63.3% 61.6% 69.0%
Age
23 or Less - 57.4% 50.6% 54.5% 57.9% 57.1% 61.0% 63.3% 64.2% 68.0%
24–40 Years - 37.7% 42.0% 38.4% 37.0% 36.0% 31.7% 29.2% 29.5% 25.7%
Over 40 Years - 4.9% 7.4% 7.3% 5.1% 6.8% 7.1% 7.5% 6.1% 6.4%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native - 0.3% 1.2% 2.1% 1.6% 2.5% 2.0% 4.0% 2.7% 2.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander - 6.0% 4.9% 4.8% 4.0% 6.2% 5.4% 3.7% 4.2% 4.7%
Black/African American - 52.1% 53.0% 54.2% 58.9% 56.6% 56.7% 68.9% 64.6% 62.2%
Caucasian/White - 35.2% 33.4% 31.9% 28.0% 29.5% 31.2% 23.7% 27.9% 25.4%
Chicano/Mexican American - 0.3% - - - - - - - -
Hispanic/Latino - 2.4% 4.0% 3.8% 5.7% 5.3% 6.6% 4.1% 5.7% 8.7%
Puerto Rican - 0.4% 1.1% 0.4% 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 2.4% 0.5% 1.0%
Canadian Aboriginal - 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% - 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% - - - -
Not Indicated** - - - 8.3% 7.5% 6.2% 5.7% 3.7% 4.4% 5.8%
Other - 3.4% - - - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance - 64.8% 68.2% 63.1% 66.5% 64.3% 66.0% 76.6% 72.4% 73.4%
Student Status
Full-Time Student - 57.3% 52.1% 51.8% 53.7% 54.2% 57.1% 54.9% 58.0% 57.2%
Part-Time Student - 3.1% 3.8% 2.8% 2.4% 2.3% 2.9% 3.6% 2.7% 2.9%
Not a Student - 39.6% 44.1% 34.1% 31.2% 31.2% 29.6% 31.7% 28.4% 27.2%
Employment
Full-Time - 42.5% 42.6% 35.0% 32.0% 30.8% 28.7% 27.4% 27.8% 28.1%
Part-Time - 29.9% 27.8% 26.6% 29.1% 31.2% 29.7% 30.8% 32.8% 32.2%
Summers Only - 10.1% 7.9% 8.6% 7.4% 5.4% 7.9% 3.9% 4.4% 3.5%
Not Employed - 17.5% 21.8% 20.9% 20.1% 22.3% 25.0% 33.1% 29.9% 30.3%
State of Permanent Residence
Georgia - 50.7% 51.1% 49.5% 45.3% 53.5% 47.2% 44.4% 48.3% 44.1%
Florida - 7.2% 7.3% 12.5% 11.5% 8.9% 10.9% 10.3% 10.3% 8.8%
Tennessee - 4.1% 4.8% 3.8% 5.4% 3.7% 3.8% 2.1% 4.0% 5.8%
Alabama - 6.0% 6.8% 5.8% 6.5% 7.1% 10.0% 12.2% 13.7% 10.0%
South Carolina - 5.1% 4.5% 4.3% 5.0% 3.5% 2.9% 2.5% 2.3% 3.3%
North Carolina - 3.8% 4.9% 6.2% 5.3% 6.5% 6.8% 5.8% 4.8% 5.5%
New York - 1.1% 1.7% 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 0.9% 1.1% 0.8% 0.9%

*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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Information Source
City Newspaper - - - - - - - - - -
LSAC Publication - 4.2% 2.3% 2.3% 1.2% 2.6% 1.6% 2.7% 2.1% 2.0%
Flier - 4.4% 2.5% 2.9% 3.1% 2.9% 3.7% 7.0% 7.9% 7.5%
Friend or Family Member - 9.5% 11.0% 12.4% 8.3% 11.2% 9.6% 10.3% 10.0% 11.0%
Advisor - 9.0% 12.7% 16.9% 18.9% 13.2% 22.6% 26.9% 21.6% 23.9%
Radio Station   - - - - - - - - -
Prelaw Club - 9.9% 10.4% 13.6% 20.0% 10.9% 18.6% 24.6% 25.7% 25.1%
Internet - 46.8% 59.3% 57.0% 50.9% 52.9% 55.1% 43.2% 47.3% 43.7%
Email from LSAC - 16.2% 19.1% 14.6% 15.8% 19.7% 13.0% 6.4% 6.6% 6.5%
If Internet, Source?
LSAC Website - 83.7% 87.0% 85.5% 87.6% 85.0% 84.0% 80.2% 80.1% 76.0%
Law School Site - 9.0% 8.4% 9.3% 4.3% 10.9% 10.0% 11.8% 11.9% 13.3%
Search Engine - 5.2% 3.7% 2.5% 1.3% 2.9% 5.1% 5.3% 4.5% 5.7%
Search Engine–Sponsored Link - - 0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 1.0%
Social Media - - - 1.5% 0.7% 0.2% 0.2% 1.2% 1.7% 2.7%
Other Website - 2.1% 0.5% 0.7% 0.2% 0.2% 0.8% 1.5% 14.4% 13.3%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles - 39.2% 34.4% 29.2% 24.0% 29.0% 24.0% 22.6% 25.4% 47.1%
21–50 Miles - 13.2% 15.2% 11.7% 8.5% 13.1% 10.7% 10.2% 11.3% 13.5%
51–100 Miles - 10.3% 8.6% 6.5% 7.0% 6.6% 9.2% 10.2% 10.0% 5.7%
More Than 100 Miles - 37.4% 41.8% 37.1% 37.3% 30.3% 36.8% 44.6% 40.9% 21.0%
Mode of Transportation
Car - - - - - - 75.9% 75.0% - -
Public Transit - - - - - - 11.5% 13.5% - -
Taxi - - - - - - 2.3% 0.0% - -
Walked/Bike - - - - - - 3.5% 7.7% - -
Airplane - - - - - - 2.3% 3.9% - -
Other - - - - - - 12.6% 11.5% - -

At the Forum

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Time Spent at Forum
Less Than One Hour 2.9% 3.1% 2.3% 3.3% 2.2% 0.0% 0.0% 1.9% 1.7% -
1–2 Hours 18.0% 20.7% 16.9% 14.5% 9.7% 13.7% 12.1% 13.5% 20.3% -
2–3 Hours 27.8% 29.7% 27.1% 27.0% 25.4% 24.5% 33.0% 17.3% 15.3% -
3 or More Hours 51.4% 46.5% 53.7% 55.3% 62.7% 61.8% 55.0% 67.3% 62.7% -
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.7% 2.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% -
1–5 Tables 19.2% 13.4% 10.9% 13.8% 17.9% 14.7% 16.5% 19.2% 15.3% -
6–10 Tables 35.5% 38.3% 30.6% 32.2% 29.9% 36.3% 26.4% 34.6% 42.4% -
11–15 Tables 31.8% 33.1% 34.6% 40.1% 32.1% 28.4% 35.2% 32.7% 30.5% -
16 or More Tables 13.5% 15.1% 24.0% 13.2% 19.4% 17.7% 22.0% 13.5% 11.9% -
Describe Forum
Very Informative 46.9% 52.4% 54.0% 50.7% 68.7% 74.5% 70.1% 65.4% 62.7% 72.2%
Informative 46.9% 45.5% 42.6% 45.4% 29.9% 24.5% 26.4% 32.7% 35.6% 26.4%
Not Very Informative 4.9% 1.7% 2.6% 4.0% 1.5% 1.0% 3.5% 1.9% 1.7% 1.4%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 44.9% 43.1% 44.6% 47.7% 57.1% 68.7% 61.8% 55.8% 62.7% 58.3%
Informative 47.8% 53.8% 49.4% 47.7% 38.3% 27.3% 37.1% 42.3% 32.2% 38.9%
Not Very Informative6.9% 3.1% 6.0% 4.6% 4.5% 4.0% 1.1% 1.9% 5.1% 2.8%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 79.1% 81.9% 82.4% 92.0% 79.1% 81.0% 89.7% 86.0% 79.7% 94.4%
No 20.9% 18.0% 17.7% 8.1% 20.9% 19.0% 10.3% 14.0% 20.3% 5.6%

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