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Comparison of Data for 2002–2011 Bay Area, CA Forums

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of Registrants 1,504 1,095 787 744 697 734 285 424 415 550
Number of Participating Law Schools 116 123 125* 129 127 129 118 119 139 136
Summary of Registrants
Gender
Male 43.6% 40.5% 40.6% 39.9% 42.1% - 42.3% 42.2% 36.1% 40.9%
Female 56.4% 59.5% 59.4% 60.1% 57.9% - 57.7% 57.7% 62.2% 57.8%
Age
23 or Less 38.6% 44.2% 40.3% 38.0% 30.4% - 26.9% 25.8% 29.2% 44.4%
24–40 56.8% 50.2% 54.3% 54.7% 59.3% - 62.0% 63.7% 60.2% 48.1%
Over 40 Years 4.6% 5.7% 5.7% 7.3% 6.7% - 11.1% 10.5% 9.9% 7.6%
Race/Ethnicity**
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.5% 1.1% 1.4% 1.1% 0.9% - 1.1% 1.0% 3.1% 2.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 24.6% 23.2% 22.0% 20.2% 21.4% - 27.0% 22.1% 24.8% 27.7%
Black/African American 9.8% 10.8% 11.5% 12.3% 6.9% - 9.9% 13.3% 16.9% 12.7%
Caucasian/White 45.7% 44.0% 41.7% 45.2% 47.6% - 33.9% 42.1% 39.0% 33.5%
Chicano/Mexican American 5.0% 4.9% 3.5% 3.9% 4.8% - 3.6% 4.5% 0.0% 0.0%
Hispanic/Latino 5.6% 8.0% 9.8% 9.6% 8.3% - 12.4% 8.8% 18.3% 22.3%
Puerto Rican 0.5% 0.7% 0.5% 0.4% 0.8% - 1.1% 0.5% 0.5% 0.7%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% - 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - - - - - - 0.0% 0.0%
Not Indicated*** - - - - - - - - 10.8% 12.3%
Other 7.5% 7.2% 9.5% 7.2% 9.3% - 10.9% 7.8% - -
Total Minority Attendance 54.3% 55.9% 58.3% 54.8% 52.4% - 66.1% 58.0% 58.8% 62.0%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 28.0% 28.6% 29.4% 28.6% 23.8% - 30.7% 34.4% 30.1% 39.9%
Part-Time Student 5.1% 5.3% 4.2% 7.6% 6.9% - 5.5% 5.4% 6.3% 2.5%
Not a Student 66.9% 66.1% 66.5% 63.7% 69.3% - 63.9% 60.3% 49.9% 40.4%
Employment
Full-Time 56.9% 56.1% 57.5% 61.3% 66.5% - 56.3% 53.4% 41.9% 37.0%
Part-Time 22.1% 24.5% 26.4% 24.4% 22.9% - 25.2% 25.1% 25.8% 21.9%
Summers Only 2.4% 3.0% 3.4% 3.4% 1.0% - 2.0% 4.4% 2.2% 7.2%
Not Employed 18.5% 16.5% 12.7% 10.9% 9.7% - 16.5% 17.2% 19.5% 19.0%
State of Permanent Residence
California 87.9% 89.3% 87.8% 87.2% 92.1% - 91.3% 86.4% 93.3% 91.5%
Arizona 0.3% 0.3% 0.5% 0.5% 0.0% - 0.7% 1.2% 0.5% 0.5%
Oregon 0.7% 0.2% 0.8% 0.7% 0.9% - 0.3% 1.4% 0.2% 1.6%
Nevada 1.5% 0.5% 1.9% 1.6% 0.4% - 0.7% 0.9% 1.0% 1.8%
Washington 0.5% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8% 0.9% - 1.4% 0.9% 0.5% 0.4%
Information Source
LSAC Publication 35.5% 16.3% 12.6% 7.3% 6.5% - 2.8% 3.3% 3.1% 1.8%
City Newspaper 1.7% 2.2% 2.9% 2.4% 1.4% - - - - -
Advisor 4.6% 4.7% 4.7% 5.4% 2.7% - 4.2% 6.6% 7.2% 11.4%
Flier 11.6% 5.2% 3.7% 3.6% 4.6% - 0.7% 3.5% 1.2% 2.5%
Friend or Family Member 9.7% 8.9% 11.2% 8.2% 9.9% - 8.4% 8.7% 9.9% 12.0%
College Newspaper 0.7% 0.6% 0.4% 0.1% 0.3% - - - - -
Prelaw Club 2.1% 2.6% 2.4% 2.7% 1.1% - 8.4% 4.4% 7.2% 3.1%
Radio Station 3.3% 3.6% 3.7% 3.6% 2.6% - - - - -
World Wide Web 40.8% 60.5% 57.2% 65.9% 68.3% - 57.9% 60.9% 51.1% 51.1%
E-mail from LSAC - - - - - - 25.2% 24.8% 24.6% 20.8%
If WWW, Source?
LSAC Website 93.6% 93.5% 92.6% 93.9% 94.2% - 86.7% 78.5% 87.3% 86.9%
Law School Site 4.1% 6.2% 10.9% 8.9% 6.7% - 8.4% 11.2% 7.5% 7.1%
Internet Search Engine 2.8% 2.6% 1.5% 1.5% 0.9% - 4.2% 6.9% 1.4% 4.6%
Internet Search Engine Sponsored Link 0.7% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2% - - 1.1% 1.4% 0.0%
Facebook/Myspace - - - - - - - 1.5% 1.9% 1.1%
Other Website 1.9% 1.7% 0.9% 0.8% 0.4% - 0.6% 0.8% 0.5% 0.4%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 57.4% 52.1% 50.6% 46.7% 52.4% - 45.2% 44.7% 32.8% 31.3%
21–50 Miles 21.1% 24.2% 27.2% 29.0% 26.4% - 25.3% 27.0% 26.5% 21.0%
51–100 Miles 12.5% 14.0% 11.0% 13.5% 13.8% - 17.2% 13.8% 15.7% 12.5%
More than 100 Miles 9.0% 9.7% 11.2% 10.7% 7.4% - 12.3% 14.5% 7.2% 13.4%
Time Spent at Forum
Less than One Hour 13.2% 8.0% 17.7% 10.3% 8.9% 5.5% 8.2% 4.4% - 1.3%
1–2 Hours 47.7% 41.3% 36.7% 42.4% 41.1% 29.7% 24.7% 26.3% 35.5% 7.8%
2–3 Hours 18.3% 25.9% 20.3% 26.7% 27.4% 32.8% 20.6% 28.1% 30.3% 29.9%
3 or More Hours 20.9% 24.9% 25.3% 20.6% 22.6% 32.0% 46.6% 41.2% 34.2% 61.0%
Number of Tables Visited
1–5 Tables 17.7% 13.6% 27.5% 9.1% 20.3% 20.1% 26.0% 18.4% 17.1% 9.1%
6–10 Tables 44.3% 38.9% 46.3% 44.8% 44.7% 44.4% 31.5% 44.7% 42.1% 44.2%
11–15 Tables 27.0% 31.8% 25.0% 31.5% 26.0% 23.3% 30.1% 24.6% 30.3% 32.5%
16 or More Tables 9.7% 15.7% 1.3% 13.9% 8.9% 12.3% 11.0% 12.3% 10.5% 13.0%
Describe Forum
Very Informative 24.7% 29.3% 33.8% 28.5% 27.6% 35.5% 42.4% 40.4% 42.1% 51.9%
Informative 70.6% 64.9% 59.7% 62.4% 57.7% 57.0% 50.7% 56.1% 55.3% 40.3%
Not Very Informative 4.8% 5.3% 6.5% 8.5% 12.2% 7.4% 6.9% 3.5% 2.6% 5.2%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 18.1% 23.2% 32.5% 21.3% 22.8% 31.7% 37.5% 36.8% 42.1% 40.0%
Informative 76.3% 69.7% 62.5% 67.1% 63.4% 58.5% 54.2% 55.3% 52.6% 49.3%
Not Very Informative 5.6% 6.6% 3.8% 11.0% 12.2% 9.8% 8.3% 7.9% 5.3% 10.7%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 68.8% 78.1% 70.8% - 49.6% 71.4% 80.6% 73.2% 73.9% 77.8%
No 31.2% 21.9% 29.2% - 50.4% 28.6% 19.4% 26.8% 26.0% 22.2%

* 125 schools registered; however, 37 did not enter the facility because the Hilton San Francisco union workers were on strike.

** 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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