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Forum Data - Atlanta

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Comparison of Data for 2008–2017 Atlanta Forums

Forum Participation

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of Attendees 1,439 1,682 1,158 1,081 834 895 747 617 687 742
Number of Participating Law Schools 179 183 185 186 187 188 188 185 187 187

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Gender
Male 38.9% 39.2% 39.7% 40.5% 37.5% 34.7% 34.4% 37.2% 29.6% 29.8%
Female 61.1% 60.0% 59.3% 58.9% 61.9% 65.2% 63.3% 61.6% 69.0% 68.0%
Age
23 or Less 57.4% 50.6% 54.5% 57.9% 57.1% 61.0% 63.3% 64.2% 68.0% 63.7%
24–40 Years 37.7% 42.0% 38.4% 37.0% 36.0% 31.7% 29.2% 29.5% 25.7% 29.4%
Over 40 Years 4.9% 7.4% 7.3% 5.1% 6.8% 7.1% 7.5% 6.1% 6.4% 6.8%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3% 1.2% 2.1% 1.6% 2.5% 2.0% 4.0% 2.7% 2.8% 3.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.0% 4.9% 4.8% 4.0% 6.2% 5.4% 3.7% 4.2% 4.7% 5.5%
Black/African American 52.1% 53.0% 54.2% 58.9% 56.6% 56.7% 68.9% 64.6% 62.2% 60.6%
Caucasian/White 35.2% 33.4% 31.9% 28.0% 29.5% 31.2% 23.7% 27.9% 25.4% 29.4%
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% 7.0%
Puerto Rican 0.4% 1.1% 0.4% 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 2.4% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 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% 4.4%
Other 3.4% - - - - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance 64.8% 68.2% 63.1% 66.5% 64.3% 66.0% 76.6% 72.4% 73.4% 72.4%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 57.3% 52.1% 51.8% 53.7% 54.2% 57.1% 54.9% 58.0% 57.2% 51.6%
Part-Time Student 3.1% 3.8% 2.8% 2.4% 2.3% 2.9% 3.6% 2.7% 2.9% 2.7%
Not a Student 39.6% 44.1% 34.1% 31.2% 31.2% 29.6% 31.7% 28.4% 27.2% 32.0%
Employment
Full-Time 42.5% 42.6% 35.0% 32.0% 30.8% 28.7% 27.4% 27.8% 28.1% 31.0%
Part-Time 29.9% 27.8% 26.6% 29.1% 31.2% 29.7% 30.8% 32.8% 32.2% 28.2%
Summers Only 10.1% 7.9% 8.6% 7.4% 5.4% 7.9% 3.9% 4.4% 3.5% 3.5%
Not Employed 17.5% 21.8% 20.9% 20.1% 22.3% 25.0% 33.1% 29.9% 30.3% 28.7%
Expected Law School Enrollment Year
Within 1 Year - - - - - - 52.3% 54.3% 55.1% 58.4%
Within 2 Years - - - - - - 19.9% 17.8% 18.7% 15.6%
Within 3 Years - - - - - - 7.2% 5.2% 5.8% 5.7%
Within 4 Years - - - - - - 3.7% 3.2% 3.3% 4.1%
Not Sure - - - - - - 7.0% 6.1% 5.2% 5.5%
Uncertain if I Will Apply to Law School - - - - - - 4.0% 4.2% 2.8% 1.1%
Not Planning to Enroll - - - - - - 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% 0.3%
State of Permanent Residence
Georgia 50.7% 51.1% 49.5% 45.3% 53.5% 47.2% 44.4% 48.3% 44.1% 49.7%
Florida 7.2% 7.3% 12.5% 11.5% 8.9% 10.9% 10.3% 10.3% 8.8% 7.0%
Tennessee 4.1% 4.8% 3.8% 5.4% 3.7% 3.8% 2.1% 4.0% 5.8% 4.4%
Alabama 6.0% 6.8% 5.8% 6.5% 7.1% 10.0% 12.2% 13.7% 10.0% 8.6%
South Carolina 5.1% 4.5% 4.3% 5.0% 3.5% 2.9% 2.5% 2.3% 3.3% 2.5%
North Carolina 3.8% 4.9% 6.2% 5.3% 6.5% 6.8% 5.8% 4.8% 5.5% 7.8%
New York 1.1% 1.7% 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% 0.9% 1.1% 0.8% 0.9% 1.2%

*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.

**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.

At the Forum

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 43.1% 44.6% 47.7% 57.1% 68.7% 61.8% 55.8% 62.7% 58.3% -
Informative 53.8% 49.4% 47.7% 38.3% 27.3% 37.1% 42.3% 32.2% 38.9% -
Not Very Informative 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 81.9% 82.4% 92.0% 79.1% 81.0% 89.7% 86.0% 79.7% 94.4% -
No 18.0% 17.7% 8.1% 20.9% 19.0% 10.3% 14.0% 20.3% 5.6% -

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