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Forum Data - Miami

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Comparison of Data for 2008–2016 Miami Forums

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Attendees 925 1,057 710 744 731 612 474 428 463
Number of Participating Law Schools 150 169 168 170 176 181 172 164 163

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Gender
Male 38.7% 38.3% 38.2% 39.8% 39.4% 36.5% 36.5% 31.9% 29.7%
Female 61.3% 60.9% 61.1% 59.7% 60.2% 63.1% 62.0% 66.2%69.2%
Age
23 or Less 51.0% 50.5% 49.1% 54.2% 51.4% 56.8% 54.1% 51.4% 53.7%
24–40 Years 42.3% 42.6% 41.5% 38.1% 42.4% 35.9% 37.9% 42.6%38.1%
Over 40 Years 6.7% 7.0% 9.4% 7.6% 6.3% 7.5% 7.9% 6.0%8.3%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.8% 0.8% 1.3% 1.2% 0.8% 0.8% 1.7% 0.9%1.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.3% 5.1% 3.2% 5.5% 5.7% 5.1% 6.7% 4.4%4.7%
Black/African American 18.3% 26.2% 24.1% 19.9% 21.0% 24.5% 22.3% 28.0%26.1%
Caucasian/White 37.1% 32.3% 32.9% 35.2% 35.5% 31.8% 34.4% 28.0%30.1%
Chicano/Mexican American 0.3% 0.1% - - - - - --
Hispanic/Latino 33.8% 29.5% 38.0% 37.5% 39.0% 41.6% 38.2% 45.6%46.8%
Puerto Rican 2.5% 4.4% 3.5% 4.7% 4.6% 3.6% 4.6% 5.6%4.7%
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% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% - -
Not Indicated** - - 6.8% 8.4% 6.1% 4.5% 6.1% 3.5% 4.3%
Other 3.9% 1.0% - - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance 62.9% 70.0% 65.6% 60.5% 63.0% 69.3% 67.1% 78.5% 76.0%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 52.2% 54.9% 47.3% 47.9% 48.2% 50.8% 46.3% 38.9% 44.0%
Part-Time Student 6.5% 4.7% 4.8% 4.1% 3.0% 4.4% 5.0% 7.2% 6.0%
Not a Student 41.3% 40.4% 33.8% 33.2% 35.1% 31.0% 36.1% 41.7% 40.8%
Employment
Full-Time 49.0% 40.4% 40.5% 39.0% 37.9% 36.5% 36.7% 43.1% 39.3%
Part-Time 27.5% 30.6% 27.7% 30.0% 29.9% 29.4% 29.6% 26.9% 30.3%
Summers Only 5.6% 5.9% 5.2% 5.5% 3.7% 4.2% 2.7% 1.9% 1.7%
Not Employed 17.7% 23.2% 17.5% 18.3% 18.8% 17.4% 24.0% 21.1% 24.6%
State of Permanent Residence
Florida 90.7% 91.5% 91.0% 88.5% 90.5% 90.3% 91.6% 94.9% 90.0%
New York 1.0% 0.9% 1.5% 3.1% 0.5% 1.0% 0.4% 0.2% 1.3%
California 0.9% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.8% 0.6% 1.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Virginia 0.9% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
New Jersey 0.7% 0.3% 0.1% 0.8% 0.3% 0.5% 0.8% 0.2% 0.4%

*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

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Information Source
LSAC Publication 4.7% 3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 2.5% 1.9% 1.7% 4.9% 2.4%
Flier 3.8% 2.0% 2.2% 2.0% 1.1% 3.2% 3.5% 2.1% 3.0%
Friend or Family Member 10.5% 12.1% 12.5% 13.7% 14.2% 13.8% 15.2% 15.3% 14.3%
Advisor 8.9% 11.2% 10.9% 11.2% 12.0% 13.3% 11.9% 13.4% 13.0%
Prelaw Club 6.0% 13.2% 7.1% 10.4% 8.9% 9.4% 9.2% 8.1% 7.7%
Internet 48.0% 56.8% 59.9% 60.4% 50.5% 56.2% 60.3% 57.7% 60.3%
Email from LSAC 17.7% 20.4% 16.4% 20.5% 22.5% 14.0% 6.3% 8.6% 9.2%
If Internet, Source?
LSAC Website 81.7% 84.8% 86.9% 82.5% 84.0% 82.6% 81.1% 75.7% 75.6%
Law School Site 11.0% 7.8% 8.4% 11.4% 10.5% 11.3% 11.5% 17.8% 14.3%
Search Engine 5.9% 4.3% 3.0% 3.8% 3.8% 4.7% 4.9% 3.2% 6.8%
Search Engine–Sponsored Link 0.4% 0.5% 0.0% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Social Media - 1.9% 0.5% 0.7% 0.5% 0.9% 1.0% 2.8% 1.8%
Other Website 1.1% 0.7% 1.2% 0.9% 1.1% 0.6% 1.4% 0.4% 1.4%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 43.9% 39.1% 35.6% 30.8% 34.1% 30.5% 31.1% 38.4% 42.7%
21–50 Miles 23.2% 19.9% 16.4% 16.3% 17.1% 19.5% 18.4% 22.2% 20.1%
51–100 Miles 7.5% 9.1% 7.7% 6.0% 5.9% 4.7% 7.9% 7.4% 7.7%
More Than 100 Miles 25.5% 31.9% 22.3% 27.2% 24.8% 22.7% 27.1% 18.3% 19.2%
Mode of Transportation
Car - - - - - 90.0% 85.4% - -
Public Transit - - - - - 3.3% 12.2% - -
Taxi - - - - - 0.0% 0.0% - -
Walked/Bike - - - - - 5.0% 0.0% - -
Airplane - - - - - 1.7% 0.0% - -
Other - - - - - 5.0% 7.3% - -

At the Forum

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Time Spent at Forum
Less Than One Hour 2.9% 2.8% 1.8% - 2.4% 4.6% 2.4% 0.0% -
1–2 Hours 26.1% 20.0% 14.0% 20.3% 20.0% 9.1% 4.9% 0.0% -
2–3 Hours 25.1% 27.9% 27.2% 23.0% 24.7% 24.2% 31.7% 38.5% -
3 or More Hours 45.9% 49.3% 57.0% 56.8% 52.9% 62.1% 61.0% 61.5% -
Number of Tables Visited
1–5 Tables 11.7% 18.1% 14.0% 6.8% 15.3% 16.7% 24.4% 23.1% -
6–10 Tables 35.6% 29.8% 35.1% 37.8% 38.8% 28.8% 34.2% 23.1% -
11–15 Tables 35.6% 36.3% 36.0% 27.0% 25.9% 27.3% 26.8% 46.2% -
16 or More Tables 17.1% 15.9% 14.9% 28.4% 20.0% 27.3% 14.6% 7.7% -
Describe Forum
Very Informative 53.6% 58.1% 61.4% 59.5% 56.6% 56.5% 65.9% 76.9% 75.6%
Informative 43.0% 38.6% 36.8% 37.8% 41.0% 40.3% 31.7% 23.1% 19.5%
Not Very Informative 3.4% 2.8% 1.8% 1.4% 2.4% 3.2% 2.4% 0.0% 4.9%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 48.7% 43.3% 48.3% 55.4% 48.2% 56.1% 61.0% 69.2% 70.7%
Informative 44.9% 50.7% 47.4% 43.2% 48.2% 42.4% 34.2% 30.8% 22.0%
Not Very Informative 6.3% 5.6% 4.4% 1.4% 3.5% 1.5% 2.4% 0.0% 7.3%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 97.6% 80.2% 86.5% 86.1% 85.4% 87.5% 82.9% 92.3% 82.8%
No 2.4% 19.8% 13.5% 13.9% 14.6% 12.5% 17.1% 7.7% 17.1%

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