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Comparison of Data for All 2002–2011 Forums Combined*

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of Registrants 18,092 18,812 14,106 11,945 10,453 9,648 12,590 9,188 9,010
Number of Participating Law Schools 177 178 183 184 192 190 192 193 190
Summary of Registrants
Gender
Male 41.2% 40.8% 40.4% 40.7% 39.8% 39.4% 40.6% 38.9% 39.4%
Female 58.8% 59.2% 59.6% 59.3% 60.2% 58.8% 58.3% 60.2% 59.8%
Age
20 or Younger 13.8% 8.7% 10.6% 10.7% 10.4% 8.1% 7.7% 8.1% 9.2%
21–23 39.8% 40.2% 40.1% 41.3% 40.3% 40.6% 38.9% 38.9% 42.2%
24–26 18.4% 20.7% 19.4% 19.7% 19.5% 21.6% 21.8% 20.3% 19.4%
27–33 17.2% 18.8% 16.0% 15.0% 13.9% 15.5% 16.5% 16.5% 14.6%
34–40 5.9% 6.7% 8.3% 7.8% 7.3% 8.2% 8.7% 9.0% 8.1%
Over 40 4.7% 4.9% 5.6% 5.5% 5.1% 5.6% 6.4% 7.0% 6.6%
Race/Ethnicity
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.7% 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.6% 0.4% 0.9% 1.6% -
Asian/Pacific Islander 12.3% 12.8% 11.6% 11.3% 11.7% 9.0% 10.6% 11.6% 15.7%
Black/African American 24.0% 24.0% 25.9% 25.4% 24.4% 24.8% 25.9% 27.4% 28.5%
Caucasian/White 48.0% 47.6% 46.6% 46.6% 47.0% 43.9% 42.4% 41.1% 47.9%
Chicano/Mexican American 2.5% 2.4% 2.2% 2.4% 2.0% 1.2% 1.1% - -
Hispanic/Latino 6.1% 6.9% 7.0% 7.6% 7.5% 9.4% 10.7% 16.0% 17.7%
Puerto Rican 1.1% 0.9% 1.0% 1.0% 1.2% 1.1% 1.7% 2.1% 2.4%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - - - - - 0.0% 0.0%
Other 5.2% 4.8% 5.2% 5.2% 5.5% 5.0% 2.2% - -
Total Minority Attendance 52.0% 52.5% 53.5% 53.4% 52.9% 50.9% 59.3% 54.6% 52.6%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 43.4% 44.7% 47.4% 47.9% 48.4% 38.3% 45.0% 38.2% 41.0%
Part-Time Student 4.4% 5.1% 5.1% 4.8% 4.6% 3.4% 4.5% 3.6% 3.1%
Not a Student 52.3% 50.2% 47.5% 47.3% 47.0% 41.3% 50.5% 43.9% 39.9%
Employment
Full-Time 50.1% 51.1% 51.1% 50.3% 49.9% 47.0% 48.7% 42.0% 36.9%
Part-Time 26.7% 26.0% 27.5% 27.3% 28.9% 23.5% 27.5% 24.7% 26.8%
Summers Only 8.3% 9.0% 9.0% 9.7% 9.0% 7.2% 7.4% 6.4% 7.1%
Not Employed 14.9% 13.9% 12.4% 12.8% 12.2% 10.9% 16.4% 16.2% 16.0%
Information Source
LSAC Publication 32.3% 14.5% 13.0% 9.5% 8.4% 4.7% 3.2% 2.9% 2.9%
Official Guide 1.8% 1.2% 1.8% 1.7% 1.6% - - - -
City Newspaper 4.5% 4.0% 3.3% 4.0% 2.2% - - - -
Advisor 9.0% 7.8% 10.0% 11.6% 11.9% 9.2% 10.3% 10.9% 11.2%
Flier 10.5% 10.1% 4.5% 4.5% 4.3% 3.3% 2.6% 1.6% 1.4%
Friend or Family Member 11.3% 13.1% 13.4% 12.6% 12.1% 12.0% 11.3% 11.1% 11.0%
College Newspaper 1.0% 0.7% 0.9% 0.8% 0.8% - - - -
Magazine/Journal 0.4% 0.5% 0.7% 0.5% 0.3% - - - -
Prelaw Club 5.4% 4.8% 6.1% 7.7% 7.6% 6.7% 7.2% 6.3% 6.5%
Radio Station 2.3% 2.2% 2.8% 2.6% 1.6% - - - -
World Wide Web 37.4% 50.2% 50.7% 52.7% 55.7% 59.8% 57.8% 58.0% 56.7%
E-mail from LSAC - - - - - 22.7% 23.9% 20.6% 21.5%
If WWW, Source?
LSAC Website 94.5% 93.1% 91.6% 92.6% 92.6% 84.6% 86.5% 86.0% 85.3%
Law School Site 3.4% 6.9% 8.3% 8.3% 7.9% 8.6% 8.1% 8.5% 9.2%
Internet Search Engine 2.4% 2.5% 2.1% 1.7% 1.6% 5.1% 4.0% 3.4% 3.7%
Internet Search Engine Sponsored Link 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4%
Facebook/Myspace - - - - - - - 0.8% 0.7%
Other Website 2.0% 1.4% 2.0% 1.8% 1.8% 1.3% 0.9% 0.8% 0.8%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 49.4% 49.3% 47.6% 47.5% 48.0% 43.3% 47.6% 37.5% 38.0%
21–50 Miles 19.2% 18.0% 20.1% 18.6% 18.4% 14.7% 17.7% 15.2% 17.2%
51–100 Miles 11.3% 10.2% 9.9% 10.0% 10.3% 8.1% 9.6% 7.6% 8.9%
More than 100 Miles 20.0% 22.6% 22.4% 23.8% 23.2% 20.8% 25.1% 18.9% 20.5%
Time Spent at Forum
Less than One Hour 10.2% 10.7% 11.0% 4.6% 3.7% 2.8% 4.1% 3.0% 2.7%
1–2 Hours 45.7% 40.1% 42.2% 31.2% 30.7% 25.5% 23.5% 20.8% 18.6%
2–3 Hours 21.5% 22.4% 25.7% 33.7% 29.3% 29.5% 29.1% 28.2% 28.9%
3 or More Hours 22.5% 26.8% 21.1% 30.4% 36.4% 42.2% 43.3% 47.9% 49.8%
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6% 0.7%
1–5 Tables 15.8% 13.6% 12.9% 11.2% 12.2% 14.6% 15.0% 15.2% 15.0%
6–10 Tables 39.9% 36.3% 38.3% 35.9% 38.6% 35.3% 37.6% 39.0% 37.0%
11–15 Tables 30.7% 32.0% 31.5% 35.9% 34.7% 34.6% 31.5% 30.9% 30.5%
16 or More Tables 13.3% 17.8% 17.0% 16.7% 14.4% 15.0% 15.5% 14.3% 16.8%
Describe Forum
Very Informative 43.2% 41.7% 43.9% 37.1% 40.1% 42.4% 39.6% 44.7% 49.9%
Informative 53.9% 54.3% 53.4% 55.6% 54.5% 55.6% 52.5% 51.2% 43.8%
Not Very Informative 2.7% 3.6% 2.5% 7.5% 5.1% 4.5% 7.0% 3.9% 5.1%
Uninformative - - - - - - 0.9% 0.3% 1.2%
Information Received From Law Schools
Very Informative 35.0% 34.5% 36.9% 29.8% 34.0% 34.8% 33.1% 38.4% 41.5%
Informative 60.1% 58.6% 58.3% 61.9% 57.7% 58.2% 56.0% 54.7% 51.6%
Not Very Informative 4.5% 6.2% 4.5% 7.5% 6.4% 6.5% 9.7% 6.6% 6.2%
Uninformative - - - - - - 0.7% 0.4% 0.6%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 74.2% 76.5% 74.9% - 55.9% 80.3% 76.4% 79.7% 77.9%
No 25.8% 23.5% 25.1% - 44.1% 19.7% 23.3% 20.3% 22.1%

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