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Forum Data - Los Angeles

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Comparison of Data for 2009–2017 Los Angeles Forums

Forum Participation

2009 2010
(Feb)
2010
(Sep)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of Attendees 995 748 1,348 1,170 1,121 1,021 725 723 879 926
Number of Participating Law Schools 139 153 157 166 166 165 165 162 163 164

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

2009 2010
(Feb)
2010
(Sep)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Gender
Male 44.2% 44.5% 39.1% 38.2% 37.7% 35.3% 35.3% 35.3% 33.1% 33.4%
Female 55.8% 53.9% 60.0% 61.0% 61.7% 64.3% 63.8% 63.4% 65.5% 65.0%
Age
23 or Less 32.4% 28.0% 43.6% 44.1% 44.3% 48.3% 48.1% 44.1% 44.0% 43.6%
24–40 Years 59.0% 62.5% 51.2% 48.5% 49.8% 45.9% 44.7% 48.9% 49.6% 50.7%
Over 40 Years 8.6% 9.2% 5.3% 7.6% 6.0% 5.7% 7.0% 6.9% 6.4% 5.8%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6% 1.2% 2.4% 3.0% 2.4% 2.7% 2.7% 3.1% 2.4% 2.8%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17.1% 19.1% 19.5% 19.2% 17.7% 20.2% 15.6% 17.7% 17.6% 14.6%
Black/African American 15.0% 13.1% 14.1% 13.1% 14.3% 12.8% 16.2% 14.9% 14.5% 13.2%
Caucasian/White 31.3% 40.4% 38.9% 38.4% 37.8% 38.3% 33.2% 36.6% 35.8% 35.3%
Chicano/Mexican American 8.9% - - - - - - - - -
Hispanic/Latino 16.7% 21.1% 27.0% 31.5% 31.7% 33.2% 36.7% 35.1% 36.2% 38.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - - - - - - - - - 1.0%
Puerto Rican 1.1% 1.1% 0.9% 1.0% 0.6% 0.9% 1.0% 1.1% 0.6% 0.6%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% - - 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% -
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - 0.0% 0.0% - - - - - - -
Not Indicated** - 9.9% 10.4% 6.5% 6.7% 5.6% 6.7% 6.7% 6.1% 6.6%
Other 9.3% - - - - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance* 68.7% 54.7% 58.8% 59.1% 59.4% 61.6% 66.2% 65.1% 66.2% 61.2%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 44.5% 31.5% 27.3% 28.6% 29.7% 29.9% 30.7% 30.1% 26.0% 26.8%
Part-Time Student 6.2% 5.3% 3.1% 3.6% 3.6% 3.1% 4.4% 4.0% 4.5% 5.0%
Not a Student 49.3% 46.7% 50.0% 51.5% 49.5% 49.2% 54.5% 52.0% 56.2% 54.3%
Employment
Full-Time 49.4% 43.8% 40.6% 39.0% 38.8% 38.2% 40.0% 39.9% 44.4% 44.4%
Part-Time 31.0% 26.5% 25.4% 27.0% 27.7% 27.4% 28.8% 28.5% 24.2% 27.3%
Summers Only 2.6% 2.1% 3.0% 3.1% 3.0% 1.9% 1.5% 2.3% 1.7% 1.5%
Not Employed 17.0% 15.3% 18.3% 19.1% 16.9% 20.0% 25.8% 22.3% 21.5% 19.8%
Expected Law School Enrollment Year
Within 1 Year - - - - - - 74.8% 70.8% 66.7% 65.2%
Within 2 Years - - - - - - 9.9% 8.4% 13.0% 13.9%
Within 3 Years - - - - - - 3.0% 4.4% 2.4% 3.3%
Within 4 Years - - - - - - 1.4% 1.2% 0.8% 1.3%
Not Sure - - - - - - 4.5% 4.1% 5.5% 5.2%
Uncertain if I Will Apply to Law School - - - - - - 1.8% 1.6% 1.5% 2.4%
Not Planning to Enroll - - - - - - 0.3% 0.5% 0.2% 0.1%
State of Permanent Residence
California 87.8% 88.8% 92.0% 91.9% 89.2% 91.5% 93.6% 92.6% 89.5% 90.0%
Arizona 2.9% 0.8% 0.7% 1.2% 1.8% 1.1% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8% 1.1%
Utah 0.6% 0.9% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Nevada 1.1% 2.0% 1.7% 1.3% 1.3% 1.4% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Texas 0.3% 0.7% 0.8% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6% 0.5%

*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

2009 2010
(Feb)
2010
(Sep)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 36.7% 40.5% 28.7% 38.2% 34.6% 48.0% 41.0% 46.4% 37.3% -
Informative 57.6% 50.4% 61.1% 53.4% 56.4% 43.0% 51.3% 46.4% 56.4% -
Not Very Informative 5.1% 9.0% 10.3% 7.9% 8.3% 9.0% 7.7% 7.1% 6.4% -
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 85.1% 80.0% 75.4% 80.4% 74.2% 75.8% 84.4% 78.6% 81.5% -
No 14.9% 20.0% 24.6% 19.6% 25.8% 24.2% 15.6% 21.4% 18.3% -

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