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Comparison of Data for 2002–2011 Chicago Forums

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of Registrants 2,516 2,765 1,688 1,357 1,300 1,445 1,439 1,485 982 678
Number of Participating Law Schools 152 153 153 158 158 168 172 180 184 180
Summary of Registrants
Gender
Male 42.7% 43.1% 40.9% 41.7% 41.2% 42.3% 43.4% 43.7% 39.9% 41.2%
Female 57.3% 56.9% 59.1% 58.3% 58.8% 57.7% 56.6% 55.5% 59.0% 58.0%
Age
23 or Less 56.5% 55.7% 52.0% 53.9% 55.0% 52.6% 52.8% 52.2% 47.4% 49.5%
24–40 38.8% 38.0% 43.0% 40.6% 39.5% 41.5% 42.8% 43.2% 45.8% 41.0%
Over 40 Years 4.7% 6.3% 5.0% 5.5% 5.5% 5.9% 4.4% 4.4% 6.8% 9.6%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.6% 0.6% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.5% 1.3% 1.4% 1.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.6% 10.6% 10.2% 9.3% 8.6% 8.6% 8.6% 9.0% 8.4% 8.6%
Black/African American 19.7% 18.0% 20.2% 21.0% 20.6% 18.4% 18.8% 20.5% 23.9% 22.9%
Caucasian/White 58.6% 59.3% 58.8% 59.0% 58.2% 60.3% 59.7% 54.8% 49.4% 52.0%
Chicano/Mexican American 1.7% 1.5% 1.6% 2.0% 1.5% 1.9% 2.3% - - -
Hispanic/Latino 4.5% 5.2% 4.5% 4.0% 5.6% 4.9% 0.4% 8.8% 12.1% 7.8%
Puerto Rican 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 1.0% 1.1% 0.6% 0.4% 0.9% 2.3% 1.2%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - - - - - - 0.0% 0.0%
Not Indicated** - - - - - - - - 10.2% 11.8%
Other 3.6% 3.9% 3.4% 3.3% 3.9% 4.8% 4.8% 0.3% - -
Total Minority Attendance 41.4% 40.7% 41.1% 41.0% 41.7% 39.6% 40.3% 48.0% 48.4% 44.9%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 48.6% 50.0% 48.8% 52.0% 51.5% 50.4% 50.5% 49.4% 41.0% 50.2%
Part-Time Student 3.9% 4.9% 5.6% 5.8% 4.9% 3.8% 4.1% 4.2% 3.5% 2.4%
Not a Student 47.6% 45.1% 45.6% 42.2% 43.6% 45.8% 45.4% 46.5% 42.7% 35.6%
Employment
Full-Time 47.4% 46.1% 47.5% 45.4% 43.5% 48.1% 49.4% 43.8% 40.8% 33.0%
Part-Time 30.4% 31.0% 31.7% 33.0% 33.9% 31.9% 31.2% 34.0% 28.4% 30.3%
Summers Only 10.0% 9.6% 10.0% 11.1% 11.1% 8.8% 8.8% 7.8% 5.8% 9.0%
Not Employed 12.1% 13.4% 10.9% 10.5% 11.5% 11.2% 10.6% 14.4% 14.5% 15.8%
State of Permanent Residence
Illinois 57.5% 55.9% 59.5% 57.7% 53.2% 54.5% 50.0% 53.3% 54.3% 54.5%
Indiana 6.2% 5.9% 6.2% 7.0% 7.3% 7.6% 6.2% 7.4% 6.8% 9.3%
Wisconsin 6.0% 6.8% 5.7% 6.0% 5.1% 6.5% 5.2% 6.7% 5.9% 8.1%
Michigan 8.1% 8.2% 7.5% 7.6% 10.2% 7.8% 9.8% 8.1% 9.8% 10.2%
Missouri 1.8% 2.1% 2.0% 2.6% 2.2% 1.5% 1.5% 2.7% 2.7% 2.5%
Ohio 3.3% 3.7% 2.2% 2.4% 4.1% 4.2% 4.8% 4.4% 4.1% 2.8%
Information Source
LSAC Publication 30.3% 13.3% 11.0% 8.2% 6.7% 6.7% 4.8% 2.9% 3.0% 2.9%
City Newspaper 5.1% 2.6% 3.6% 1.8% 3.7% 0.6% - - - -
Flier 11.7% 13.6% 4.5% 4.5% 3.9% 2.6% 2.1% 1.7% 2.2% 1.3%
Friend or Family Member 10.6% 12.7% 12.4% 11.5% 11.8% 9.8% 9.7% 10.8% 11.0% 10.2%
Advisor 9.6% 9.4% 10.2% 16.3% 14.5% 10.5% 12.1% 11.8% 14.6% 14.6%
Prelaw Club 6.3% 6.1% 5.5% 8.0% 9.9% 8.7% 13.2% 10.9% 9.2% 2.1%
Radio Station 3.8% 3.0% 3.7% 2.4% 2.0% 0.1% - - - -
World Wide Web 37.1% 47.7% 51.2% 50.7% 53.0% 62.6% 58.1% 54.6% 55.2% 58.6%
E-mail From LSAC - - - - - - 21.8% 25.4% 19.9% 23.7%
If WWW, Source?
LSAC Website 93.7% 94.2% 90.6% 90.9% 94.1% 95.1% 85.3% 86.8% 84.3% 85.0%
Law School Site 4.3% 7.3% 9.3% 11.9% 7.7% 5.3% 8.3% 8.4% 9.7% 10.3%
Internet Search Engine 2.2% 2.1% 1.9% 1.9% 1.2% 0.9% 4.7% 3.8% 3.3% 2.3%
Internet Search Engine Sponsored Link 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4% 0.2% - 0.4% 1.5% 0.0%
Facebook/Myspace - - - - - - - - 1.1% 0.8%
Other Website 2.6% 0.9% 2.4% 0.9% 1.2% 1.3% 1.7% 0.6% 1.1% 1.8%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 47.2% 42.0% 46.8% 44.2% 44.2% 40.9% 37.1% 39.1% 33.5% 32.7%
21–50 Miles 14.4% 15.5% 16.8% 15.9% 13.0% 15.7% 13.5% 14.2% 14.0% 14.6%
51–100 Miles 10.4% 9.9% 10.4% 9.2% 8.7% 9.7% 6.8% 8.8% 7.0% 7.2%
More than 100 Miles 28.0% 32.5% 26.1% 30.7% 34.1% 33.7% 42.6% 37.9% 29.2% 28.6%
Time Spent at Forum
Less than One Hour 11.1% 10.7% 12.9% 3.0% 2.0% 2.1% 1.4% 2.6% 4.1% 0.7%
1–2 Hours 45.7% 44.3% 43.4% 28.0% 29.1% 22.5% 19.2% 23.6% 19.9% 11.0%
2–3 Hours 18.4% 24.6% 25.4% 36.2% 29.4% 26.8% 28.3% 29.7% 21.1% 26.5%
3 or More Hours 24.7% 20.3% 18.3% 32.8% 39.5% 48.6% 51.1% 44.1% 55.0% 61.8%
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7%
1–5 Tables 17.6% 15.5% 14.9% 11.9% 13.1% 15.4% 15.9% 15.3% 17.5% 12.5%
6–10 Tables 42.6% 37.2% 40.2% 33.8% 37.3% 36.8% 29.1% 39.5% 36.8% 36.0%
11–15 Tables 27.7% 31.1% 29.5% 37.5% 32.0% 28.2% 35.7% 29.1% 29.2% 30.1%
16 or More Tables 12.1% 16.1% 15.2% 16.8% 17.6% 19.6% 19.1% 16.1% 16.4% 20.6%
Describe Forum
Very Informative 44.5% 38.2% 45.4% 42.9% 42.7% 41.2% 37.2% 35.7% 50.3% 53.7%
Informative 51.2% 58.2% 52.7% 54.6% 52.8% 52.7% 55.3% 52.7% 45.6% 40.4%
Not Very Informative 4.1% 3.2% 1.8% 2.2% 3.9% 5.1% 6.4% 11.0% 3.5% 3.7%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 35.5% 31.0% 39.6% 33.5% 40.2% 31.4% 32.2% 28.2% 37.4% 47.4%
Informative 58.9% 61.5% 55.9% 61.3% 54.2% 61.4% 59.7% 59.9% 55.6% 48.9%
Not Very Informative 5.3% 7.0% 4.4% 4.9% 4.2% 6.4% 7.8% 11.2% 6.4% 3.7%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 72.7% 73.8% 73.8% - 56.4% 76.8% 78.9% 75.5% 77.3% 80.9%
No 27.3% 26.2% 26.2% - 43.6% 23.2% 21.1% 24.5% 22.8% 19.1%

* 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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