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Forum Data - New York

Oct 24, 2013, 11:39 AM

Comparison of Data for 2007–2016 New York Forums

Forum Participation

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Attendees - 2,577 3,282 1,935 1,930 1,660 1,361 1,377 1,328 1,435
Number of Participating Law Schools - 156 173 178 185 185 186 190 188 185

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Gender
Male - 37.0% 38.4% 37.9% 38.3% 36.3% 33.0% 33.7% 33.7% 33.0%
Female - 63.0% 60.7% 61.1% 60.8% 63.0% 66.7% 64.9% 65.1% 65.5%
Age
23 or Less - 48.4% 46.5% 47.9% 51.5% 49.9% 54.4% 54.2% 52.8% 50.4%
24–40 - 46.5% 47.8% 45.4% 42.1% 42.8% 38.4% 38.1% 40.3% 42.3%
Over 40 Years - 5.0% 5.7% 6.6% 6.5% 7.3% 7.3% 7.7% 7.0% 7.2%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native - 0.3% 0.8% 1.2% 1.7% 1.1% 1.4% 1.8% 1.5% 1.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander - 10.9% 14.0% 13.0% 11.8% 15.1% 14.3% 12.9% 12.8% 13.8%
Black/African American - 24.5% 22.5% 24.9% 26.3% 27.1% 28.6% 28.2% 27.9% 26.8%
Caucasian/White - 46.3% 43.5% 42.8% 40.5% 38.4% 40.4% 40.2% 37.9% 41.0%
Chicano/Mexican American - 0.5% - - - - - - - -
Hispanic/Latino - 10.2% 10.8% 13.2% 13.6% 15.4% 15.3% 17.6% 18.7% 17.2%
Puerto Rican - 1.9% 2.9% 4.1% 4.5% 5.9% 4.2% 4.1% 4.6% 4.8%
Canadian Aboriginal - 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% -
Not Indicated** - - - 12.0% 11.2% 8.6% 9.4% 7.7% 7.8% 8.7%
Other - 5.4% 0.7% - - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance - 53.7% 59.4% 50.5% 47.9% 55.5% 54.3% 58.3% 58.5% 55.8%
Student Status
Full-Time Student - 39.8% 36.9% 31.9% 35.7% 33.8% 38.4% 35.2% 30.7% 29.4%
Part-Time Student - 3.8% 4.1% 3.3% 3.0% 3.4% 2.7% 4.1% 2.8% 2.6%
Not a Student - 56.4% 59.0% 48.4% 45.3% 47.0% 45.0% 47.9% 53.4% 52.0%
Employment
Full-Time - 58.4% 54.2% 43.7% 39.8% 40.8% 38.9% 41.7% 46.5% 48.1%
Part-Time - 25.0% 24.6% 23.2% 25.6% 24.6% 27.2% 24.0% 23.6% 20.7%
Summers Only - 6.1% 5.6% 5.7% 5.8% 5.4% 5.0% 4.1% 3.3% 3.3%
Not Employed - 10.5% 15.6% 15.1% 15.1% 16.8% 16.9% 23.9% 19.9% 20.5%
State of Permanent Residence
New York - 59.7% 59.8% 61.4% 59.5% 59.5% 58.8% 63.3% 63.2% 60.6%
New Jersey - 17.7% 17.2% 18.4% 17.8% 16.9% 16.3% 14.3% 14.1% 16.9%
Connecticut - 3.5% 4.4% 4.5% 3.6% 5.0% 4.9% 3.5% 3.7% 3.1%
Pennsylvania - 3.8% 4.4% 3.3% 3.5% 3.7% 3.1% 3.8% 3.2% 3.7%

*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 - 4.0% 3.2% 3.3% 2.7% 2.6% 2.6% 3.8% 2.9% 3.1%
Flier - 3.1% 2.3% 0.8% 1.4% 1.5% 2.3% 1.1% 2.2% 2.3%
Friend or Family Member - 9.5% 9.9% 9.9% 10.3% 8.9% 9.6% 13.4% 12.2% 11.9%
Advisor - 7.5% 9.3% 9.4% 12.2% 13.5% 14.2% 14.0% 13.1% 12.8%
Prelaw Club - 4.0% 4.4% 3.9% 7.4% 4.6% 8.7% 8.8% 7.0% 6.3%
Radio Station - - - - - - - - - -
Internet - 51.5% 60.3% 59.3% 61.3% 56.0% 60.6% 63.5% 62.3% 64.3%
Email from LSAC - 20.5% 26.1% 20.2% 21.4% 26.1% 18.6% 7.5% 6.0% 7.4%
If Internet, Source?
LSAC Website - 86.8% 87.1% 85.9% 85.7% 86.4% 82.3% 75.9% 74.0%74.9%
Law School Site - 7.1% 7.5% 9.2% 9.0% 8.8% 10.2% 13.4% 16.8% 13.9%
Search Engine - 5.5% 3.5% 3.7% 3.5% 3.0% 5.1% 6.9% 7.0% 7.8%
Search Engine–Sponsored Link - - 0.3% 0.3% 0.7% 0.5% 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Social Media - - 0.8% 0.7% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6% 0.4% 1.1% 1.0%
Other Website - 0.6% 0.8% 0.2% 0.5% 0.8% 1.5% 2.9% 0.7% 2.1%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles - 64.0% 60.2% 46.5% 41.0% 43.1% 41.3% 47.8% 50.9% 50.1%
21–50 Miles - 15.9% 18.7% 13.5% 13.3% 13.4% 13.6% 15.6% 14.8% 14.1%
51–100 Miles - 9.6% 9.8% 6.7% 7.8% 7.4% 7.6% 10.1% 8.3% 8.0%
More Than 100 Miles - 10.6% 11.3% 6.1% 9.6% 8.0% 8.7% 9.7% 7.7% 7.5%
Mode of Transportation
Car - - - - - - 15.4% 10.3% - -
Public Transit - - - - - - 76.9% 79.4% - -
Taxi - - - - - - 4.2% 3.7% - -
Walked/Bike - - - - - - 5.6% 7.5% --
Airplane - - - - - - 1.4% 1.9% - -
Other - - - - - - 3.5% 4.7% - -

At the Forum

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Time Spent at Forum
Less Than One Hour 4.9% 3.6% 5.5% 4.4% 5.6% 3.6% 4.7% 2.8% 2.0% -
1–2 Hours 26.5% 29.0% 27.4% 24.8% 23.4% 21.9% 21.6% 15.9% 21.1% -
2–3 Hours 28.9% 33.3% 26.8% 31.2% 29.4% 33.0% 27.0% 25.2% 31.4% -
3 or More Hours 39.7% 34.1% 40.3% 39.6% 41.6% 41.5% 46.6% 56.1% 45.6% -
Number of Tables Visited
None1.3% 0.2% 0.5% 0.8% 0.5% 0.5% 0.7% 0.9% 1.5% -
1–5 Tables 13.8% 10.9% 13.6% 13.2% 13.6% 14.3% 14.3% 15.0% 21.6% -
6–10 Tables 37.1% 38.7% 40.5% 43.6% 44.4% 40.6% 38.1% 27.1% 38.2% -
11–15 Tables 31.1% 36.1% 30.7% 27.2% 30.8% 30.4% 34.0% 38.3% 32.4% -
16 or More Tables 16.7% 14.1% 14.8% 15.2% 10.7% 14.3% 12.9% 18.7% 6.4% -
Describe Forum
Very Informative 37.7% 38.9% 31.6% 43.6% 44.9% 48.9% 54.9% 59.8% 48.0% 52.1%
Informative 53.5% 55.2% 59.2% 53.6% 49.1% 44.7% 43.1% 38.3% 49.0% 43.4%
Not Very Informative 7.5% 5.1% 7.9% 2.8% 5.1% 6.5% 2.1% 1.9% 2.5% 4.6%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 33.4% 29.4% 26.6% 35.1% 36.2% 40.0% 53.8% 42.5% 43.6% 43.1%
Informative 56.5% 61.7% 58.6% 57.7% 58.2% 52.3% 43.5% 53.8% 51.5% 52.3%
Not Very Informative 9.2% 7.9% 13.6% 6.5% 4.2% 7.7% 2.8% 3.8% 4.4% 4.1%
Uninformative 0.8% 1.0% 1.2% 0.8% 1.4% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 75.2% 79.0% 72.4% 78.3% 74.5% 75.5% 74.7% 77.1% 67.7% 81.5%
No 25.0% 21.0% 27.6% 21.7% 25.5% 24.5% 25.4% 22.9% 32.4% 18.6%

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