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Comparison of Data for 2002–2011 Boston Forums

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of Registrants 1,710 1,822 1,427 1,113 944 1,000 783 1,107 861 566
Number of Participating Law Schools 120 124 132 134 130 131 143 157 162 164
Summary of Registrants
Gender
Male 42.0% 39.6% 42.1% 39.7% 39.1% 39.5% 41.0% 40.8% 39.2% 39.1%
Female 58.0% 60.4% 57.9% 60.3% 60.9% 60.5% 59.0% 58.1% 60.6% 60.0%
Age
23 or Less 60.2% 57.6% 60.1% 63.1% 63.5% 60.8% 56.8% 56.2% 59.3% 61.9%
24–40 35.9% 38.3% 36.9% 34.2% 32.6% 35.0% 39.4% 40.5% 36.7% 34.0%
Over 40 Years 3.8% 4.1% 2.9% 2.7% 3.9% 4.2% 3.8% 3.3% 4.3% 4.3%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.8% 0.4% 0.4% 0.5% 0.6% 1.2% 0.1% 0.8% 0.0% 2.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 9.7% 10.7% 11.6% 11.2% 9.7% 10.5% 9.8% 10.2% 11.0% 9.9%
Black/African American 10.9% 13.7% 13.1% 9.2% 11.3% 11.0% 12.5% 12.4% 17.4% 14.7%
Caucasian/White 67.2% 64.9% 63.6% 67.3% 67.3% 64.2% 65.5% 59.3% 53.9% 55.2%
Chicano/Mexican American 1.4% 0.9% 0.7% 0.8% 0.4% 0.6% 0.5% - - -
Hispanic/Latino 4.3% 5.0% 4.4% 6.1% 5.0% 5.5% 5.2% 7.3% 9.4% 9.8%
Puerto Rican 1.3% 1.2% 1.0% 1.1% 0.4% 1.2% 1.2% 1.9% 2.4% 2.3%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - - - - - - 0.1% -
Not Indicated** - - - - - - - - 11.8% 13.7%
Other 4.3% 3.1% 5.2% 3.9% 4.9% 5.8% 5.2% 0.6% - -
Total Minority Attendance 32.7% 35.2% 36.4% 32.8% 32.7% 35.8% 34.5% 43.2% 38.9% 32.5%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 46.4% 47.2% 54.6% 57.9% 56.0% 53.9% 49.4% 46.7% 45.6% 45.3%
Part-Time Student 3.2% 4.5% 3.7% 2.5% 2.3% 3.6% 4.2% 4.9% 2.6% 1.6%
Not a Student 50.4% 47.4% 41.7% 39.6% 41.7% 42.5% 46.4% 48.4% 40.8% 36.2%
Employment
Full-Time 48.6% 48.2% 44.7% 43.1% 43.2% 47.5% 50.4% 44.4% 37.7% 35.0%
Part-Time 28.1% 29.2% 30.1% 30.1% 33.7% 30.9% 28.1% 31.8% 28.3% 28.4%
Summers Only 10.8% 10.7% 13.1% 16.7% 14.4% 12.6% 12.5% 10.8% 9.7% 7.8%
Not Employed 12.5% 11.9% 12.1% 10.0% 8.8% 9.0% 9.0% 13.0% 13.3% 11.5%
State of Permanent Residence
Massachusetts 49.6% 47.4% 47.1% 44.7% 50.7% 48.8% 56.6% 54.0% 47.1% 44.9%
New York 7.7% 10.5% 9.0% 10.9% 7.8% 10.7% 7.9% 6.1% 12.8% 13.7%
Connecticut 6.5% 5.8% 7.5% 9.2% 5.3% 7.1% 5.1% 5.1% 8.3% 7.1%
Rhode Island 3.5% 3.4% 3.9% 2.6% 4.0% 2.9% 4.1% 4.2% 3.7% 4.1%
New Hampshire 3.4% 2.7% 2.5% 3.5% 3.2% 2.6% 2.9% 4.3% 3.6% 5.0%
New Jersey 3.2% 3.7% 3.1% 3.6% 2.3% 3.3% 2.2% 3.5% 4.2% 3.7%
Information Source
LSAC Publication 30.2% 14.7% 10.6% 7.5% 8.5% 6.1% 3.7% 3.4% 2.3% 3.0%
City Newspaper 2.5% 1.7% 1.1% 1.3% 2.3% 0.2% - - - -
Advisor 13.3% 11.5% 14.6% 16.4% 16.5% 14.6% 9.5% 15.4% 15.7% 17.1%
Flier 12.2% 10.6% 4.4% 5.6% 4.9% 2.2% 3.4% 3.2% 3.0% 1.2%
Friend or Family Member 10.3% 10.5% 12.4% 13.1% 11.4% 9.1% 9.0% 10.3% 10.8% 8.2%
College Newspaper 1.2% 0.6% 1.1% 0.8% 0.5% 0.6% - - - -
Prelaw Club 4.0% 7.4% 6.4% 7.5% 7.7% 7.4% 2.9% 5.0% 5.5% 3.2%
Radio Station 5.3% 2.3% 4.0% 4.9% 1.5% 0.0% - - - -
World Wide Web 34.6% 49.0% 51.0% 49.5% 54.0% 63.3% 48.4% - 60.1% 53.6%
E-mail from LSAC - - - - - - 23.2% 27.6% 21.0% 20.2%
If WWW, Source?
LSAC Website 94.3% 93.5% 92.9% 91.4% 92.4% 90.9% 81.9% 84.4% 85.5% 84.4%
Law School Site 4.4% 6.5% 8.6% 7.8% 8.0% 11.2% 10.3% 10.0% 8.9% 10.3%
Internet Search Engine 2.9% 1.9% 1.8% 2.6% 1.4% 0.8% 6.3% 2.8% 4.3% 3.7%
Internet Search Engine Sponsored Link 0.1% 0.3% 0.6% 0.6% 0.4% 0.2% - 0.7% 0.6% 0.3%
Facebook/Myspace - - - - - - - - 0.0% 0.7%
Other Website 1.7% 1.1% 1.4% 2.0% 2.1% 1.8% 1.5% 1.2% 0.8% 0.7%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 56.7% 53.6% 51.5% 57.5% 65.3% 59.5% 64.5% 64.3% 43.0% 38.0%
21–50 Miles 17.0% 14.6% 16.4% 15.6% 16.4% 15.3% 16.2% 14.3% 11.3% 12.8%
51–100 Miles 13.4% 12.1% 14.2% 13.4% 10.6% 11.3% 10.1% 11.1% 10.2% 11.0%
More than 100 Miles 12.8% 19.8% 17.9% 13.4% 7.8% 14.0% 9.1% 10.4% 13.1% 12.1%
Time Spent at Forum
Less than One Hour 15.1% 17.4% 10.2% 5.6% 6.4% 1.9% 5.2% 4.6% 4.0% 3.4%
1–2 Hours 46.6% 41.8% 51.2% 30.9% 45.6% 23.5% 29.5% 29.7% 22.7% 20.2%
2–3 Hours 21.1% 18.2% 23.6% 41.2% 29.8% 30.9% 33.7% 35.6% 30.7% 47.2%
3 or More Hours 17.2% 22.6% 15.0% 22.3% 18.1% 43.9% 31.6% 30.0% 42.7% 29.2%
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.4% 1.0% 0.7% 0.7% 0.0%
1–5 Tables 17.8% 18.0% 11.5% 15.1% 15.1% 10.8% 14.5% 15.8% 16.7% 16.9%
6–10 Tables 43.4% 35.2% 39.3% 37.1% 41.9% 43.1% 39.9% 38.6% 40.0% 36.0%
11–15 Tables 29.2% 33.3% 34.8% 32.8% 34.3% 34.6% 33.7% 34.0% 28.7% 33.7%
16 or More Tables 8.9% 13.5% 14.3% 14.7% 8.7% 11.2% 10.9% 10.9% 14.0% 13.5%
Describe Forum
Very Informative 39.9% 34.7% 40.1% 30.6% 32.0% 33.7% 35.8% 27.1% 41.3% 47.2%
Informative 58.0% 59.8% 56.2% 63.3% 60.5% 58.9% 59.1% 63.0% 54.0% 50.6%
Not Very Informative 1.8% 4.4% 3.3% 6.1% 5.8% 6.5% 3.6% 9.6% 3.3% 2.2%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 31.7% 32.3% 30.5% 27.1% 22.1% 31.9% 29.0% 26.9% 36.2% 40.4%
Informative 65.5% 61.5% 66.7% 63.6% 68.0% 59.9% 64.2% 61.1% 58.4% 55.1%
Not Very Informative 2.9% 5.5% 2.1% 8.2% 8.1% 9.2% 6.7% 11.6% 4.7% 4.5%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 68.8% 76.7% 75.4% - 65.2% 70.2% 72.2% 71.7% 75.5% 70.9%
No 31.2% 23.3% 24.6% - 34.8% 29.8% 27.8% 28.3% 24.5% 29.1%

* 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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