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Comparison of Data for 2003–2011 Los Angeles Forums

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
(Feb)
2010
(Sept)
2011
Number of Registrants 2,386 1,761 1,495 1,436 1,501 504 995 748 1,348 1,170
Number of Participating Law Schools 136 141 143 142 149 128 139 153 157 166
Summary of Registrants
Gender
Male 41.1% 42.8% 42.4% 40.9% - 39.6% 44.2% 44.5% 39.1% 38.2%
Female 58.9% 57.2% 57.6% 59.1% - 60.4% 55.8% 53.9% 60.0% 61.0%
Age
23 or Less 49.7% 47.9% 48.2% 41.0% - 30.5% 32.4% 28.0% 43.6% 44.1%
24–40 44.9% 46.7% 46.1% 52.4% - 60.1% 59.0% 62.5% 51.2% 48.5%
Over 40 Years 5.4% 5.4% 5.7% 6.6% - 9.4% 8.6% 9.2% 5.3% 7.6%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.7% 0.6% 0.7% 1.1% - 0.8% 0.6% 1.2% 2.4% 3.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 21.1% 20.1% 21.8% 20.7% - 17.5% 17.1% 19.1% 19.5% 19.2%
Black/African American 14.6% 14.2% 11.2% 11.1% - 16.6% 15.0% 13.1% 14.1% 13.1%
Caucasian/White 34.9% 37.0% 33.5% 35.7% - 34.5% 31.3% 40.4% 38.9% 38.4%
Chicano/Mexican American 8.6% 7.8% 9.6% 7.6% - 6.7% 8.9% - - -
Hispanic/Latino 11.2% 10.6% 13.5% 13.6% - 11.0% 16.7% 21.1% 27.0% 31.5%
Puerto Rican 0.5% 0.6% 0.5% 0.4% - 0.6% 1.1% 1.1% 0.9% 1.0%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% - 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% -
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - - - - - 0.0% 0.0% -
Not Indicated** - - - - - - - 9.9% 10.4% 6.5%
Other 8.4% 9.2% 9.2% 9.8% - 12.3% 9.3% - - -
Total Minority Attendance 65.1% 63.0% 66.5% 64.3% - 65.5% 68.7% 54.7% 58.8% 59.1%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 41.5% 44.2% 44.4% 42.3% - 37.0% 44.5% 31.5% 27.3% 28.6%
Part-Time Student 6.1% 5.5% 5.2% 5.9% - 5.3% 6.2% 5.3% 3.1% 3.6%
Not a Student 52.4% 50.3% 50.4% 51.8% - 57.7% 49.3% 46.7% 50.0% 51.5%
Employment
Full-Time 50.1% 50.6% 47.9% 50.9% - 59.8% 49.4% 43.8% 40.6% 39.0%
Part-Time 30.1% 31.8% 32.8% 31.2% - 25.7% 31.0% 26.5% 25.4% 27.0%
Summers Only 4.2% 4.7% 3.4% 4.2% - 2.2% 2.6% 2.1% 3.0% 3.1%
Not Employed 15.6% 12.9% 15.9% 13.7% - 12.4% 17.0% 15.3% 18.3% 19.1%
State of Permanent Residence
California 85.7% 86.7% 85.9% 86.8% - 87.6% 87.8% 88.8% 92.0% 91.9%
Arizona 1.6% 1.4% 1.6% 0.6% - 2.0% 2.9% 0.8% 0.7% 1.2%
Utah 0.3% 1.0% 0.0% 0.3% - 0.2% 0.6% 0.9% 0.2% 0.1%
Nevada 1.1% 0.7% 1.1% 1.1% - 2.4% 1.1% 2.0% 1.7% 1.3%
Texas 1.7% 1.0% 3.0% 2.4% - 0.6% 0.3% 0.7% 0.8% 0.3%
Information Source
LSAC Publication 14.5% 12.5% 9.1% 6.1% - 4.5% 3.5% 2.7% 2.9% 2.7%
City Newspaper 3.1% 2.4% 2.9% 1.1% - - - - - -
Advisor 7.5% 8.4% 11.5% 7.7% - 4.3% 6.8% 6.8% 5.8% 6.0%
Flier 6.8% 4.4% 4.3% 3.7% - 3.2% 4.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
Friend or Family Member 12.7% 13.8% 13.2% 10.0% - 14.0% 14.6% 11.6% 10.8% 14.2%
College Newspaper 0.7% 0.9% 0.9% 0.8% - - - - - -
Prelaw Club 4.7% 5.3% 6.2% 5.9% - 3.0% 7.9% 7.6% 2.5% 2.4%
Radio Station 1.7% 1.8% 2.3% 1.2% - - - - - -
World Wide Web 54.3% 51.1% 55.5% 63.9% - 64.6% 56.4% 54.8% 55.8% 59.0%
E-mail from LSAC - - - - - 22.9% 19.7% 21.1% 28.5% 22.2%
If WWW, Source?
LSAC Website 92.3% 92.6% 92.7% 92.6% - 83.2% 83.9% 88.4% 87.2% 87.8%
Law School Site 7.7% 7.6% 8.5% 7.8% - 9.7% 7.8% 6.3% 8.1% 7.7%
Internet Search Engine 2.5% 2.9% 2.0% 1.9% - 5.8% 5.7% 4.4% 2.5% 3.3%
Internet Search Engine Sponsored Link 0.9% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% - 0.0% 1.1% 0.5% 0.5% 0.0%
Facebook/Myspace - - - - - - 1.1% 0.2% 0.7% 1.0%
Other Website 2.2% 2.0% 2.1% 1.5% - 0.6% 0.5% 0.2% 0.9% 1.2%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 40.6% 41.8% 40.1% 38.9% - 39.5% 38.4% 32.6% 33.6% 33.3%
21–50 Miles 32.5% 35.4% 33.3% 31.6% - 30.1% 30.6% 25.7% 23.3% 24.8%
51–100 Miles 13.7% 12.0% 14.2% 14.0% - 14.0% 15.0% 10.8% 9.0% 10.4%
More than 100 Miles 13.2% 10.8% 12.3% 15.4% - 16.4% 16.0% 11.3% 11.6% 12.5%
Time Spent at Forum
Less than One Hour 12.2% 14.2% 7.0% 1.0% 1.9% 1.5% 2.8% 3.5% 2.2% 1.1%
1–2 Hours 36.6% 44.0% 30.0% 25.9% 17.4% 22.3% 23.5% 19.6% 16.7% 15.6%
2–3 Hours 22.7% 25.1% 34.1% 36.5% 31.0% 23.1% 26.3% 24.1% 25.8% 25.1%
3 or More Hours 28.5% 16.6% 28.9% 36.5% 49.6% 53.1% 47.5% 52.6% 55.4% 58.1%
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 1.5% 1.1% 0.8% 0.5% 0.6%
1–5 Tables 11.8% 12.0% 10.0% 11.3% 10.1% 14.5% 12.3% 16.0% 18.8% 11.7%
6–10 Tables 39.8% 38.0% 30.6% 36.0% 39.9% 38.2% 40.2% 48.2% 41.9% 34.1%
11–15 Tables 30.5% 35.2% 39.9% 38.7% 31.8% 34.4% 31.3% 25.8% 28.5% 33.5%
16 or More Tables 17.5% 14.6% 19.6% 14.0% 17.8% 11.3% 15.1% 9.3% 10.2% 20.1%
Describe Forum
Very Informative 43.8% 42.0% 34.5% 40.1% 44.9% 52.0% 50.8% 44.6% 33.3% 48.0%
Informative 51.5% 54.9% 56.6% 54.1% 51.6% 43.9% 44.7% 50.8% 60.8% 44.7%
Not Very Informative 4.5% 2.4% 8.2% 5.5% 3.5% 4.1% 3.4% 4.4% 5.4% 6.7%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 34.9% 34.4% 28.9% 31.8% 36.6% 52.8% 36.7% 40.5% 28.7% 38.2%
Informative 57.3% 60.2% 60.0% 60.3% 57.1% 40.2% 57.6% 50.4% 61.1% 53.4%
Not Very Informative 7.5% 4.7% 10.4% 7.2% 6.3% 6.3% 5.1% 9.0% 10.3% 7.9%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 76.0% 73.6% - 53.6% 80.5% 86.7% 85.1% 80.0% 75.4% 80.4%
No 24.0% 26.4% - 46.4% 19.5% 13.3% 14.9% 20.0% 24.6% 19.6%

* 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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