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Comparison of Data for 2002–2011 Atlanta Forums

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of Registrants 2,345 2,316 1,978 1,639 1,526 1,446 1,439 1,682 1,158 1,081
Number of Participating Law Schools 160 159 168 171 176 - 179 183 185 186
Summary of Registrants
Gender
Male 39.9% 39.1% 38.5% 36.3% 36.7% - 38.9% 39.2% 39.7% 40.5%
Female 60.1% 60.9% 61.5% 63.7% 63.3% - 61.1% 60.0% 59.3% 58.9%
Age
23 or Less 62.6% 64.4% 56.0% 61.4% 58.2% - 57.4% 50.6% 54.5% 57.9%
24–40 33.5% 32.4% 39.2% 34.6% 35.0% - 37.7% 42.0% 38.4% 37.0%
Over 40 Years 3.9% 3.2% 4.8% 4.0% 4.9% - 4.9% 7.4% 7.3% 5.1%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.7% 0.6% 0.4% 0.4% 0.6% - 0.3% 1.2% 2.1% 1.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.1% 5.9% 4.8% 4.4% 5.1% - 6.0% 4.9% 4.8% 4.0%
Black/African American 50.0% 47.2% 54.4% 52.9% 56.5% - 52.1% 53.0% 54.2% 58.9%
Caucasian/White 38.8% 40.6% 34.9% 35.2% 31.4% - 35.2% 33.4% 31.9% 28.0%
Chicano/Mexican American 0.3% 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% - 0.3% - - -
Hispanic/Latino 2.9% 2.5% 2.2% 2.6% 3.0% - 2.4% 4.0% 3.8% 5.7%
Puerto Rican 0.5% 0.3% 0.6% 0.8% 0.7% - 0.4% 1.1% 0.4% 1.0%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% - 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - - - - - - 0.0% 0.0%
Not Indicated** - - - - - - - - 8.3% 7.5%
Other 2.7% 2.6% 2.7% 3.5% 2.6% - 3.4% - - -
Total Minority Attendance 61.2% 59.4% 65.1% 64.8% 68.6% - 64.8% 68.2% 63.1% 66.5%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 56.8% 58.2% 59.8% 62.9% 64.2% - 57.3% 52.1% 51.8% 53.7%
Part-Time Student 3.7% 4.8% 4.3% 3.7% 3.1% - 3.1% 3.8% 2.8% 2.4%
Not a Student 39.5% 37.0% 35.9% 33.4% 32.7% - 39.6% 44.1% 34.1% 31.2%
Employment
Full-Time 40.0% 41.7% 43.4% 38.1% 39.6% - 42.5% 42.6% 35.0% 32.0%
Part-Time 31.7% 29.8% 29.5% 31.3% 32.7% - 29.9% 27.8% 26.6% 29.1%
Summers Only 10.2% 10.4% 9.7% 12.1% 9.5% - 10.1% 7.9% 8.6% 7.4%
Not Employed 18.0% 18.1% 17.4% 18.4% 18.2% - 17.5% 21.8% 20.9% 20.1%
State of Permanent Residence
Georgia 42.4% 49.3% 45.9% 45.8% 46.1% - 50.7% 51.1% 49.5% 45.3%
Florida 11.3% 9.0% 8.7% 11.0% 11.1% - 7.2% 7.3% 12.5% 11.5%
Tennessee 6.0% 5.1% 5.0% 4.9% 3.7% - 4.1% 4.8% 3.8% 5.4%
Alabama 7.5% 6.4% 6.0% 6.3% 4.6% - 6.0% 6.8% 5.8% 6.5%
South Carolina 4.6% 5.4% 3.7% 4.0% 2.8% - 5.1% 4.5% 4.3% 5.0%
North Carolina 4.5% 4.4% 4.5% 5.7% 5.8% - 3.8% 4.9% 6.2% 5.3%
New York 1.8% 1.6% 2.3% 1.7% 1.4% - 1.1% 1.7% 1.0% 1.0%
Information Source
City Newspaper 1.9% 2.4% 1.6% 1.0% 1.0% - - - - -
LSAC Publication 29.3% 13.5% 12.4% 7.8% 7.9% - 4.2% 2.3% 2.3% 1.2%
Flier 10.1% 9.5% 5.6% 4.0% 3.9% - 4.4% 2.5% 2.9% 3.1%
Friend or Family Member 10.4% 12.9% 12.2% 10.8% 10.9% - 9.5% 11.0% 12.4% 8.3%
Advisor 16.2% 12.1% 16.8% 16.2% 19.4% - 9.0% 12.7% 16.9% 18.9%
Radio Station 0.7% 1.5% 2.4% 2.0% 0.6% - - - - -
Prelaw Club 11.9% 9.9% 15.3% 17.8% 17.4% - 9.9% 10.4% 13.6% 20.0%
World Wide Web 34.9% 46.6% 44.6% 47.7% 47.6% - 46.8% 59.3% 57.0% 50.9%
E-mail from LSAC - - - - - - 16.2% 19.1% 14.6% 15.8%
If WWW, Source?
LSAC Website 95.0% 92.7% 91.7% 93.0% 90.8% - 83.7% 87.0% 85.5% 87.6%
Law School Site 3.9% 6.8% 9.2% 8.7% 10.8% - 9.0% 8.4% 9.3% 4.3%
Internet Search Engine 2.8% 2.7% 2.6% 0.9% 1.3% - 5.2% 3.7% 2.5% 1.3%
Internet Search Engine Sponsored Link 0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.8% 0.9% - - 0.3% 0.4% 0.2%
Facebook/Myspace - - - - - - - - 1.5% 0.7%
Other Website 1.6% 1.7% 1.3% 1.3% 3.0% - 2.1% 0.5% 0.7% 0.2%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 37.1% 41.2% 35.9% 35.4% 33.2% - 39.2% 34.4% 29.2% 24.0%
21–50 Miles 9.3% 12.3% 11.3% 11.1% 11.3% - 13.2% 15.2% 11.7% 8.5%
51–100 Miles 9.8% 9.7% 8.5% 7.6% 10.5% - 10.3% 8.6% 6.5% 7.0%
More than 100 Miles 43.8% 36.7% 44.3% 45.9% 45.2% - 37.4% 41.8% 37.1% 37.3%
Time Spent at Forum
Less than One Hour 7.7% 12.2% 6.9% 1.9% 3.8% 2.9% 3.1% 2.3% 3.3% 2.2%
1–2 Hours 48.9% 39.8% 37.9% 23.9% 25.6% 18.0% 20.7% 16.9% 14.5% 9.7%
2–3 Hours 23.8% 22.6% 29.0% 35.5% 26.6% 27.8% 29.7% 27.1% 27.0% 25.4%
3 or More Hours 19.6% 25.3% 26.3% 38.7% 44.0% 51.4% 46.5% 53.7% 55.3% 62.7%
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.0% 0.3% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.7%
1–5 Tables 15.6% 13.9% 13.9% 10.5% 13.3% 19.2% 13.4% 10.9% 13.8% 17.9%
6–10 Tables 40.4% 35.3% 39.5% 34.9% 38.0% 35.5% 38.3% 30.6% 32.2% 29.9%
11–15 Tables 31.7% 32.4% 29.8% 35.8% 31.0% 31.8% 33.1% 34.6% 40.1% 32.1%
16 or More 12.3% 18.2% 16.0% 18.8% 17.7% 13.5% 15.1% 24.0% 13.2% 19.4%
Describe Forum
Very Informative 50.4% 50.7% 59.3% 43.5% 56.2% 46.9% 52.4% 54.0% 50.7% 68.7%
Informative 47.7% 45.9% 39.8% 52.4% 42.2% 46.9% 45.5% 42.6% 45.4% 29.9%
Not Very Informative 1.8% 3.0% 0.9% 3.5% 1.6% 4.9% 1.7% 2.6% 4.0% 1.5%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 42.8% 45.6% 49.1% 35.5% 50.0% 44.9% 43.1% 44.6% 47.7% 57.1%
Informative 54.0% 49.3% 48.2% 58.9% 45.9% 47.8% 53.8% 49.4% 47.7% 38.3%
Not Very Informative 3.1% 4.4% 2.7% 5.6% 4.1% 6.9% 3.1% 6.0% 4.6% 4.5%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 78.2% 79.2% 80.0% - 57.7% 79.1% 81.9% 82.4% 92.0% 79.1%
No 21.8% 20.8% 20.0% - 42.3% 20.9% 18.0% 17.7% 8.1% 20.9%

* 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 accounts.

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