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Comparison of Data for 1999–2011 Houston Forums

1999 2001 2003 2005
(1 day)
2007
(1 day)
2008
(1 day)
2009
(1 day)
2010 (Feb) 2010 (Nov) 2011
Number of Registrants 1,077 1,341 1,581 918 823 415 681 660 689 608
Number of Participating Law Schools 128 132 144 158 155 129 131 152 157 176
Summary of Registrants
Gender
Male 45.8% 46.7% 42.2% 41.2% 42.1% 45.6% 45.4% 44.6% 40.8% 41.0%
Female 54.2% 53.3% 57.8% 58.8% 57.9% 54.4% 54.6% 54.4% 58.4% 58.5%
Age
23 or Less 52.0% 47.0% 50.6% 46.8% 51.0% 28.8% 37.4% 40.5% 43.9% 41.7%
24–40 48.0% 45.3% 42.6% 46.3% 42.7% 62.1% 51.9% 49.5% 49.0% 52.2%
Over 40 Years 6.5% 7.6% 6.8% 6.9% 6.3% 9.1% 10.7% 9.8% 7.1% 6.3%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 1.2% 0.4% 0.9% 0.5% 0.5% 0.7% 1.2% 2.4% 2.6% 2.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.9% 8.8% 9.8% 6.8% 7.4% 7.7% 8.2% 9.5% 9.6% 10.1%
Black/African American 30.0% 26.4% 28.0% 31.2% 31.9% 26.4% 33.4% 29.1% 29.8% 32.1%
Caucasian/White 39.5% 41.4% 39.1% 35.3% 34.9% 40.4% 33.6% 32.3% 37.2% 34.2%
Chicano/Mexican American 6.8% 6.7% 4.9% 5.1% 3.9% 4.5% 3.9% - - -
Hispanic/Latino 10.6% 11.8% 14.4% 16.9% 17.4% 14.0% 15.6% 25.0% 23.8% 22.6%
Puerto Rican 0.7% 0.5% 0.2% 0.6% 0.4% 1.2% 0.6% 1.2% 1.0% 1.0%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% -
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - - - - - 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Not Indicated** - - - - - - - 7.4%% 7.5% 3.6%
Other 4.4% 4.2% 2.8% 3.6% 3.7% 5.0% 3.5% - - -
Total Minority Attendance 60.6% 58.8% 61.0% 64.7% 65.1% 59.5% 66.4% 65.0% 62.8% 62.1%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 46.3% 46.1% 48.5% 53.7% 59.6% 34.5% 55.6% 46.5% 41.1% 40.5%
Part-Time Student 5.4% 5.1% 4.0% 5.7% 4.9% 3.7% 4.7% 3.2% 4.4% 2.3%
Not a Student 48.3% 48.8% 47.5% 40.6% 35.5% 61.8% 39.7% 39.7% 39.8% 40.7%
Employment
Full-Time 51.1% 52.7% 51.3% 48.8% 46.6% 62.3% 45.9% 41.8% 44.5% 40.3%
Part-Time 26.8% 25.1% 27.7% 28.3% 29.2% 23.7% 29.9% 26.1% 22.7% 26.4%
Summers Only 6.7% 5.6% 3.8% 4.8% 6.4% 2.1% 5.5% 3.9% 5.2% 4.1%
Not Employed 15.4% 16.5% 17.2% 18.1% 17.8% 11.9% 18.7% 20.1% 17.6% 17.9%
State of Permanent Residence
Texas 60.2% 59.4% 81.7% 76.7% 73.2% 85.5% 81.9% 84.1% 86.6% 85.1%
Louisiana 2.7% 4.9% 5.8% 8.1% 7.3% 2.7% 7.0% 5.7% 3.3% 3.5%
Information Source
City Newspaper 5.6% 2.4% 2.6% 2.7% 0.0% - - - - -
LSAC Publication 26.8% 17.4% 13.5% 6.6% 5.1% 3.1% 3.5% 1.4% 3.5% 2.5%
Flier 7.6% 5.9% 8.8% 4.0% 3.0% 1.2% 6.6% 2.0% 1.3% 1.2%
Friend or Family Member 7.7% 7.6% 10.4% 12.0% 10.9% 9.4% 9.8% 8.5% 9.2% 9.4%
Advisor 7.1% 6.7% 11.3% 15.5% 15.4% 6.7% 16.2% 16.2% 12.4% 10.2%
Radio Station 6.4% 7.2% 4.2% 4.1% 0.0% - - - - -
Prelaw Club 6.0% 6.0% 7.5% 13.6% 13.5% 2.4% 14.7% 14.0% 11.6% 8.6%
World Wide Web 6.6% 31.3% 49.7% 46.7% 51.7% 62.3% 49.9% 47.1% 61.1% 61.5%
E-mail from LSAC - - - - - 26.0% 13.7% 21.9% 18.6% 21.3%
If WWW, Source?
LSAC Website - 95.1% 92.4% 91.0% 91.7% 87.0% 82.6% 85.5% 86.5% 82.0%
Law School Site - 3.2% 8.5% 9.0% 7.1% 10.0% 10.2% 7.1% 8.3% 7.6%
Internet Search Engine - 3.6% 3.0% 1.8% 1.9% 2.0% 4.6% 4.2% 3.8% 2.5%
Internet Search Engine Sponsored Link - - - - - 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Facebook/Myspace - - - - - - 1.4% 1.3% 0.5% 0.3%
Other Website - 1.1% 1.0% 3.7% 2.4% 0.3% 1.2% 1.6% 0.7% 0.5%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 43.9% 40.5% 35.4% 32.8% 27.4% 36.1% 32.4% 25.4% 26.9% 27.9%
21–50 Miles 15.6% 14.4% 12.9% 13.1% 11.3% 17.2% 12.5% 10.6% 11.0% 12.4%
51–100 Miles 8.8% 8.6% 7.9% 6.1% 8.0% 9.2% 7.2% 7.1% 4.9% 4.0%
More than 100 Miles 31.8% 36.5% 43.8% 48.0% 53.4% 37.5% 48.0% 40.5% 37.4% 32.6%
Time Spent at Forum
Less than One Hour 14.8% 11.8% 4.7% 2.6% 2.8% - 7.6% 5.7% 4.6% 0.0%
1–2 Hours 50.7% 46.2% 33.5% 28.1% 20.2% 26.3% 13.2% 21.0% 12.6% 19.0%
2–3 Hours 20.2% 21.0% 18.3% 34.4% 25.8% 18.8% 31.3% 23.8% 34.5% 36.5%
3 or More Hours 14.3% 21.0% 43.5% 34.9% 51.1% 55.0% 47.9% 49.5% 48.3% 44.4%
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.6% 1.3% 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
1–5 Tables 30.0% 28.8% 18.7% 15.3% 18.5% 26.3% 26.4% 20.9% 19.5% 23.8%
6–10 Tables 40.1% 42.4% 30.6% 32.6% 37.1% 38.8% 36.8% 41.9% 43.7% 36.5%
11–15 Tables 20.8% 19.3% 25.9% 32.1% 30.9% 22.5% 29.2% 21.9% 24.1% 28.6%
16 or More Tables 9.2% 9.5% 24.9% 19.5% 12.9% 11.3% 6.9% 15.1% 12.7% 11.1%
Describe Forum
Very Informative 48.5% 46.9% 49.5% 53.2% 52.8% 48.1% 47.2% 48.5% 47.1% 58.7%
Informative 49.0% 50.0% 47.3% 41.6% 42.0% 46.8% 47.2% 41.9% 51.7% 38.1%
Not Very Informative 1.5% 3.1% 2.2% 5.3% 5.1% 5.1% 4.9% 9.5% 1.2% 1.6%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 42.2% 34.5% 39.5% 42.4% 44.9% 44.3% 47.6% 40.0% 44.8% 46.0%
Informative 54.4% 59.9% 53.2% 50.8% 47.8% 49.4% 49.0% 47.6% 50.6% 49.2%
Not Very Informative 3.4% 4.9% 5.3% 6.8% 6.9% 6.3% 1.4% 12.4% 4.6% 4.8%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 75.0% 72.4% 81.7% - 83.0% 82.9% 79.9% 74.0% 74.4% 81.0%
No 25.0% 27.6% 18.3% - 17.0% 17.1% 20.2% 26.0% 25.6% 19.0%

* 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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