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Forum Data - Washington, DC

Oct 3, 2013, 14:58 PM

Comparison of Data for 2007–2016 Washington, DC Forums

Forum Participation

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Attendees 1,281 1,285 1,877 1,071 784 707 952 596 678 691
Number of Participating Law Schools 176 175 179 186 187 189 190 186 188 188

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Gender
Male 43.6% 42.5% 41.2% 38.9% 36.7% 38.5% 41.8% 38.2% 32.5% 35.3%
Female 56.4% 57.5% 58.0% 60.1% 62.4% 60.5% 58.1% 59.7% 66.9%63.7%
Age
23 or Less 48.7% 48.3% 46.2% 39.0% 49.0% 43.7% 47.2% 53.1% 52.3% 54.2%
24–40 Years 41.8% 46.5% 47.5% 51.5% 43.6% 43.1% 46.8% 39.8% 40.3% 38.0%
Over 40 Years 5.4% 5.2% 6.4% 9.5% 7.3% 13.1% 6.1% 7.1% 7.3% 7.7%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.8% 0.5% 0.6% 1.7% 2.5% 2.7% 2.7% 3.0% 1.9% 2.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 9.9% 9.8% 10.1% 10.6% 11.5% 11.1% 11.0% 10.4% 9.5% 9.6%
Black/African American 22.5% 29.7% 26.1% 34.6% 34.3% 34.0% 32.1% 31.8% 35.1% 34.0%
Caucasian/White55.0% 47.8% 45.4% 40.0% 39.6% 38.8% 41.6% 41.5% 42.6% 46.5%
Chicano/Mexican American 1.0% 0.6% 0.9% - - - - - - -
Hispanic/Latino 5.5% 6.1% 5.3% 8.1% 8.0% 10.1% 9.7% 10.8% 14.5% 11.0%
Puerto Rican 1.0% 0.6% 0.9% 1.5% 1.8% 2.1% 1.6% 1.8% 2.3% 1.6%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Not Indicated** - - - 10.3% 8.7% 10.8% 11.7% 9.5% 6.1% 6.9%
Other 4.2% 4.9% 4.7% - - - - - --
Total Minority Attendance 45.0% 52.2% 48.7% 53.5% 54.6% 53.4% 49.9% 54.3% 56.5% 53.9%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 44.6% 46.7% 35.8% 35.3% 40.4% 36.8% 36.5% 40.3% 37.2% 38.2%
Part-Time Student 4.1% 3.1% 3.8% 4.7% 4.6% 3.3% 3.5% 3.2% 4.4% 2.9%
Not a Student 51.3% 50.2% 47.4% 49.6% 42.3% 46.4% 45.5% 45.3% 47.1% 48.5%
Employment
Full-Time 55.9% 55.8% 49.7% 52.5% 46.1% 45.8% 50.3% 47.1% 52.0% 50.8%
Part-Time 20.3% 20.6% 18.1% 17.3% 20.8% 17.3% 18.3% 19.6% 19.8% 17.6%
Summers Only 14.7% 14.2% 11.5% 10.4% 11.5% 13.4% 10.8% 7.1% 4.5%8.9%
Not Employed 9.1% 9.4% 10.0% 11.0% 10.8% 13.4% 9.9% 18.4% 16.1% 16.4%
State of Permanent Residence
California 3.6% 3.6% 3.7% 3.4% 2.3% 3.1% 3.2% 3.2% 3.7% 3.2%
District of Columbia 10.3% 10.9% 11.6% 12.8% 12.4% 13.7% 14.4% 13.8% 15.5% 16.1%
Maryland 18.7% 20.6% 20.4% 25.7% 24.3% 23.3% 23.0% 20.1% 19.9% 19.1%
New Jersey 4.0% 4.4% 3.9% 3.3% 3.7% 4.7% 3.0% 3.6% 3.5% 3.4%
New York 4.9% 5.4% 5.1% 6.6% 7.7% 6.1% 7.0% 0.7% 4.4% 4.3%
Pennsylvania 5.7% 6.8% 5.9% 6.0% 6.2% 5.8% 5.7% 5.8% 5.0% 6.5%
Virginia 21.2% 20.6% 21.1% 21.1% 19.7% 22.4% 22.3% 20.1% 18.0% 18.4%

*Beginning with the 2010 February Houston forum, 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 0.3% - - - - - - - - -
LSAC Publication 7.5% 4.8% 3.6% 2.3% 3.4% 4.1% 1.8% 2.7% 2.6% 2.2%
Flier 2.8% 1.1% 1.2% 0.5% 0.6% 0.7% 0.2% 1.2% 0.3% 0.6%
Friend or Family Member 16.8% 17.4% 13.9% 13.0% 12.2% 12.1% 13.4% 11.4% 12.7% 13.1%
Advisor 6.0% 5.9% 5.5% 6.6% 10.4% 8.1% 6.6% 11.8% 10.5% 8.2%
Prelaw Club 1.0% 1.4% 1.5% 1.4% 1.6% 3.6% 2.3% 3.3% 3.4% 3.3%
Radio Station 0.0% - - - - - - - - -
Internet 63.1% 60.3% 60.9% 57.7% 53.8% 52.0% 58.7% 52.2% 60.6% 69.3%
Email from LSAC - 19.4% 28.4% 20.3% 19.7% 24.3% 20.9% 21.6% 8.1% 6.2%
If Internet, Source?
LSAC Website 90.9% 83.5% 87.3% 85.7% 85.1% 82.9% 83.2% 81.0% 76.4% 78.9%
Law School Site 6.8% 8.5% 6.4% 6.0% 8.5% 12.7% 10.9% 8.3% 11.2% 10.6%
Search Engine 2.5% 5.9% 4.1% 4.9% 4.5% 2.2% 3.0% 4.8% 6.1% 6.8%
Search Engine–Sponsored Link 0.3% - 0.5% 0.6% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2% 1.0% 0.5% 0.2%
Social Media - - 0.7% 0.8% 0.9% 1.7% 0.5% 0.6% 3.2% 1.0%
Other Website 2.5% 2.1% 1.0% 1.9% 0.5% 0.6% 2.1% 4.4% 1.9% 1.5%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 59.8% 55.4% 43.5% 44.4% 42.2% 44.5% 44.4% 52.6% 46.4% 47.1%
21–50 Miles 13.0% 14.8% 11.5% 13.6% 13.2% 10.4% 11.5% 9.0% 12.2% 13.5%
51–100 Miles 5.7% 8.0% 6.1% 5.3% 6.8% 6.4% 4.9% 3.6% 6.4% 5.7%
More Than 100 Miles 21.5% 21.9% 20.7% 17.1% 17.5% 17.3% 16.6% 20.1% 19.0% 21.0%
Mode of Transportation
Car - - - - - - 43.9% 34.5% - -
Public Transit - - - - - - 55.4% 56.0% - -
Taxi - - - - - - 4.3% 6.0% - -
Walked/Bike - - - - - - 7.2% 8.3% - -
Airplane - - - - - - 3.6% 2.4% - -
Other - - - - - - 2.9% 2.4% - -

At the Forum

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.3% 0.3% 0.8% 1.8% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 1.2% 0.0% -
1–5 Tables 11.0% 16.0% 14.3% 11.0% 14.8% 13.8% 15.1% 11.9% 15.7% -
6–10 Tables 32.0% 32.0% 38.4% 36.1% 33.8% 44.7% 37.4% 38.1% 51.3% -
11–15 Tables 34.7% 35.1% 31.1% 33.9% 28.9% 27.7% 33.8% 33.3% 25.2% -
16 or More Tables 22.0% 16.6% 15.4% 16.7% 21.8% 13.8% 13.7% 15.5% 7.8%-
Describe Forum
Very Informative 30.9% 39.1% 33.8% 40.5% 42.7% 53.2% 50.4% 54.8% 53.9% 57.7%
Informative 61.1% 56.0% 54.9% 52.4% 52.4% 42.6% 45.3% 42.9% 44.4% 37.5%
Not Very Informative 7.2% 4.9% 9.7% 7.1% 4.2% 3.2% 2.2% 2.4% 1.7% 3.8%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 25.8% 33.2% 29.2% 37.2% 37.3% 50.0% 45.3% 49.4% 40.9% 53.8%
Informative 64.4% 60.7% 57.2% 53.8% 54.9% 43.6% 50.4% 45.8% 52.2% 42.3%
Not Very Informative 9.2% 6.1% 12.8% 8.5% 6.3% 4.3% 2.9% 4.8% 7.0% 3.8%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 76.2% 82.2% 76.9% 81.9% 79.1% 78.4% 68.4% 72.8% 80.0% -
No 23.8% 17.8% 23.1% 18.1% 20.9% 21.6% 31.6% 27.2% 20.0% -

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