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Forum Data - Los Angeles

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Comparison of Data for 2007–2016 Los Angeles Forums

Forum Participation

2007 2008 2009 2010
(Feb)
2010
(Sep)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Attendees 1,501 504 995 748 1,348 1,170 1,121 1,021 725 723 879
Number of Participating Law Schools 149 128 139 153 157 166 166 165 165 162 163

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

2007 2008 2009 2010
(Feb)
2010
(Sep)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Gender
Male - 39.6% 44.2% 44.5% 39.1% 38.2% 37.7% 35.3% 35.3% 35.3% 33.1%
Female - 60.4% 55.8% 53.9% 60.0% 61.0% 61.7% 64.3% 63.8% 63.4% 65.5%
Age
23 or Less - 30.5% 32.4% 28.0% 43.6% 44.1% 44.3% 48.3% 48.1% 44.1% 44.0%
24–40 Years - 60.1% 59.0% 62.5% 51.2% 48.5% 49.8% 45.9% 44.7% 48.9% 49.6%
Over 40 Years - 9.4% 8.6% 9.2% 5.3% 7.6% 6.0% 5.7% 7.0% 6.9% 6.4%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native - 0.8% 0.6% 1.2% 2.4% 3.0% 2.4% 2.7% 2.7% 3.1% 2.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander - 17.5% 17.1% 19.1% 19.5% 19.2% 17.7% 20.2% 15.6% 17.7% 17.6%
Black/African American - 16.6% 15.0% 13.1% 14.1% 13.1% 14.3% 12.8% 16.2% 14.9% 14.5%
Caucasian/White - 34.5% 31.3% 40.4% 38.9% 38.4% 37.8% 38.3% 33.2% 36.6% 35.8%
Chicano/Mexican American - 6.7% 8.9% - - - - - - - -
Hispanic/Latino - 11.0% 16.7% 21.1% 27.0% 31.5% 31.7% 33.2% 36.7% 35.1% 36.2%
Puerto Rican - 0.6% 1.1% 1.1% 0.9% 1.0% 0.6% 0.9% 1.0% 1.1% 0.6%
Canadian Aboriginal - 0.0% 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%
Other - 12.3% 9.3% - - - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance* - 65.5% 68.7% 54.7% 58.8% 59.1% 59.4% 61.6% 66.2% 65.1% 66.2%
Student Status
Full-Time Student - 37.0% 44.5% 31.5% 27.3% 28.6% 29.7% 29.9% 30.7% 30.1% 26.0%
Part-Time Student - 5.3% 6.2% 5.3% 3.1% 3.6% 3.6% 3.1% 4.4% 4.0% 4.5%
Not a Student - 57.7% 49.3% 46.7% 50.0% 51.5% 49.5% 49.2% 54.5% 52.0% 56.2%
Employment
Full-Time - 59.8% 49.4% 43.8% 40.6% 39.0% 38.8% 38.2% 40.0% 39.9% 44.4%
Part-Time - 25.7% 31.0% 26.5% 25.4% 27.0% 27.7% 27.4% 28.8% 28.5% 24.2%
Summers Only - 2.2% 2.6% 2.1% 3.0% 3.1% 3.0% 1.9% 1.5% 2.3% 1.7%
Not Employed - 12.4% 17.0% 15.3% 18.3% 19.1% 16.9% 20.0% 25.8% 22.3% 21.5%
State of Permanent Residence
California - 87.6% 87.8% 88.8% 92.0% 91.9% 89.2% 91.5% 93.6% 92.6% 89.5%
Arizona - 2.0% 2.9% 0.8% 0.7% 1.2% 1.8% 1.1% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8%
Utah - 0.2% 0.6% 0.9% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Nevada - 2.4% 1.1% 2.0% 1.7% 1.3% 1.3% 1.4% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7%
Texas - 0.6% 0.3% 0.7% 0.8% 0.3% 0.4% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6%

*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
(Sep)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Information Source
LSAC Publication - 4.5% 3.5% 2.7% 2.9% 2.7% 3.1% 1.9% 4.7% 3.3% 3.2%
City Newspaper - - - - - - - - - - -
Advisor - 4.3% 6.8% 6.8% 5.8% 6.0% 5.5% 4.9% 5.3% 7.9% 6.4%
Flier - 3.2% 4.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 1.0% 0.7% 1.6% 2.5% 2.0%
Friend or Family Member - 14.0% 14.6% 11.6% 10.8% 14.2% 13.3% 11.8% 15.6% 12.8% 12.3%
College Newspaper - - - - - - - - - - -
Prelaw Club - 3.0% 7.9% 7.6% 2.5% 2.4% 7.2% 5.0% 6.4% 9.0% 8.9%
Radio Station - - - - - - - - - - -
Internet - 64.6% 56.4% 54.8% 55.8% 59.0% 55.2% 63.0% 63.4% 63.9% 66.3%
Email from LSAC - 22.9% 19.7% 21.1% 28.5% 22.2% 26.0% 22.3% 10.1% 7.6% 11.9%
If Internet, Source?
LSAC Website - 83.2% 83.9% 88.4% 87.2% 87.8% 86.5% 83.7% 81.5% 77.5% 76.7%
Law School Site - 9.7% 7.8% 6.3% 8.1% 7.7% 9.3% 9.6% 10.2% 14.3% 13.2%
Search Engine - 5.8% 5.7% 4.4% 2.5% 3.3% 3.0% 4.7% 3.7% 4.8% 7.0%
Search Engine–Sponsored Link - 0.0% 1.1% 0.5% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.4% 0.0% 0.7%
Social Media - - 1.1% 0.2% 0.7% 1.0% 0.6% 0.5% 1.5% 2.6% 2.1%
Other Website - 0.6% 0.5% 0.2% 0.9% 1.2% 0.5% 1.1% 0.7% 0.9% 0.3%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles - 39.5% 38.4% 32.6% 33.6% 33.3% 33.1% 30.2% 37.0% 36.0% 38.6%
21–50 Miles - 30.1% 30.6% 25.7% 23.3% 24.8% 23.4% 25.4% 30.6% 27.2% 24.5%
51–100 Miles - 14.0% 15.0% 10.8% 9.0% 10.4% 9.1% 10.6% 12.1% 12.4% 13.3%
More Than 100 Miles - 16.4% 16.0% 11.3% 11.6% 12.5% 11.0% 10.7% 9.1% 8.9% 8.7%
Mode of Transportation
Car - - - - - - - 78.7% 87.2% - -
Public Transit - - - - - - - 19.2% 10.3% - -
Taxi - - - - - - - 0.0% 1.3% - -
Walked/Bike - - - - - - - 0.0% 2.6% - -
Airplane - - - - - - - 3.2% 0.0% - -
Other - - - - - - - 1.1% 2.6% - -

At the Forum

2007 2008 2009 2010
(Feb)
2010
(Sep)
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Time Spent at Forum
Less Than One Hour 1.9% 1.5% 2.8% 3.5% 2.2% 1.1% 2.2% 2.0% 1.3% 0.0% -
1–2 Hours 17.4% 22.3% 23.5% 19.6% 16.7% 15.6% 17.2% 14.0% 15.4% 16.7% -
2–3 Hours 31.0% 23.1% 26.3% 24.1% 25.8% 25.1% 29.1% 32.0% 21.8% 19.1%-
3 or More Hours 49.6% 53.1% 47.5% 52.6% 55.4% 58.1% 51.1% 52.0% 61.5% 64.3%-
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.4% 1.5% 1.1% 0.8% 0.5% 0.6% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2%-
1–5 Tables 10.1% 14.5% 12.3% 16.0% 18.8% 11.7% 14.9% 17.0% 20.5% 20.2%-
6–10 Tables 39.9% 38.2% 40.2% 48.2% 41.9% 34.1% 36.6% 34.0% 42.3% 35.7%-
11–15 Tables 31.8% 34.4% 31.3% 25.8% 28.5% 33.5% 29.1% 28.0% 21.8% 32.1%-
16 or More Tables 17.8% 11.3% 15.1% 9.3% 10.2% 20.1% 19.4% 21.0% 15.4% 10.7%-
Describe Forum
Very Informative 44.9% 52.0% 50.8% 44.6% 33.3% 48.0% 41.2% 46.9% 56.4% 59.5%51.4%
Informative 51.6% 43.9% 44.7% 50.8% 60.8% 44.7% 49.6% 50.0% 37.2% 36.9%41.4%
Not Very Informative 3.5% 4.1% 3.4% 4.4% 5.4% 6.7% 8.4% 3.1% 6.4% 3.6%7.2%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 36.6% 52.8% 36.7% 40.5% 28.7% 38.2% 34.6% 48.0% 41.0% 46.4%37.3%
Informative 57.1% 40.2% 57.6% 50.4% 61.1% 53.4% 56.4% 43.0% 51.3% 46.4%56.4%
Not Very Informative 6.3% 6.3% 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 80.5% 86.7% 85.1% 80.0% 75.4% 80.4% 74.2% 75.8% 84.4% 78.6%81.5%
No 19.5% 13.3% 14.9% 20.0% 24.6% 19.6% 25.8% 24.2% 15.6% 21.4%18.3%

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