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Comparison of Data for 2002–2011 New York Forums

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of Registrants 4,333 3,815 2,908 2,819 2,380 - 2,577 3,282 1,935 1,930
Number of Participating Law Schools 146 142 143 152 152 - 156 173 178 185
Summary of Registrants
Gender
Male 37.2% 38.7% 38.3% 41.4% 37.6% - 37.0% 38.4% 37.9% 38.3%
Female 62.8% 61.3% 61.7% 58.6% 62.4% - 63.0% 60.7% 61.1% 60.8%
Age
23 or Less 51.0% 45.9% 46.3% 49.7% 51.0% - 48.4% 46.5% 47.9% 51.5%
24–40 44.4% 46.5% 48.0% 45.3% 43.9% - 46.5% 47.8% 45.4% 42.1%
Over 40 Years 4.6% 7.6% 5.7% 5.0% 5.1% - 5.0% 5.7% 6.6% 6.5%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.4% 0.4% 0.5% 0.2% 0.4% - 0.3% 0.8% 1.2% 1.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 13.4% 13.9% 12.2% 11.3% 11.1% - 10.9% 14.0% 13.0% 11.8%
Black/African American 23.9% 21.7% 23.0% 23.5% 23.4% - 24.5% 22.5% 24.9% 26.3%
Caucasian/White 45.1% 47.4% 46.3% 48.7% 47.7% - 46.3% 43.5% 42.8% 40.5%
Chicano/Mexican American 0.6% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0.3% - 0.5% - - -
Hispanic/Latino 8.0% 7.7% 9.1% 8.2% 8.1% - 10.2% 10.8% 13.2% 13.6%
Puerto Rican 2.8% 2.2% 2.2% 1.8% 2.2% - 1.9% 2.9% 4.1% 4.5%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% - 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - - - - - - 0.0% 0.1%
Not Indicated** - - - - - - - - 12.0% 11.2%
Other 6.0% 6.0% 6.0% 5.6% 7.0% - 5.4% 0.7% - -
Total Minority Attendance 55.1% 52.6% 53.7% 51.3% 52.3% - 53.7% 59.4% 50.5% 47.9%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 35.3% 34.3% 39.2% 39.4% 42.4% - 39.8% 36.9% 31.9% 35.7%
Part-Time Student 4.5% 5.1% 5.4% 4.3% 5.4% - 3.8% 4.1% 3.3% 3.0%
Not a Student 60.2% 60.6% 55.3% 56.3% 52.3% - 56.4% 59.0% 48.4% 45.3%
Employment
Full-Time 55.9% 60.2% 58.0% 57.0% 55.6% - 58.4% 54.2% 43.7% 39.8%
Part-Time 22.5% 20.2% 24.4% 24.2% 26.9% - 25.0% 24.6% 23.2% 25.6%
Summers Only 6.4% 7.0% 6.0% 6.7% 6.7% - 6.1% 5.6% 5.7% 5.8%
Not Employed 15.3% 12.6% 11.6% 12.0% 10.8% - 10.5% 15.6% 15.1% 15.1%
State of Permanent Residence
New York 58.5% 59.2% 58.1% 57.0% 56.4% - 59.7% 59.8% 61.4% 59.5%
New Jersey 16.4% 16.8% 17.4% 15.9% 17.0% - 17.7% 17.2% 18.4% 17.8%
Connecticut 3.2% 3.7% 2.9% 3.4% 4.0% - 3.5% 4.4% 4.5% 3.6%
Pennsylvania 4.6% 4.4% 3.5% 4.5% 5.0% - 3.8% 4.4% 3.3% 3.5%
Information Source
City Newspaper 6.8% 6.9% 4.4% 3.9% 2.0% - - - - -
LSAC Publication 32.2% 14.0% 11.6% 7.8% 7.0% - 4.0% 3.2% 3.3% 2.7%
Flier 10.2% 12.0% 4.3% 4.7% 4.0% - 3.1% 2.3% 0.8% 1.4%
Friend or Family Member 12.2% 13.1% 14.0% 11.7% 11.9% - 9.5% 9.9% 9.9% 10.3%
Advisor 8.0% 4.8% 6.8% 9.4% 10.0% - 7.5% 9.3% 9.4% 12.2%
Prelaw Club 3.4% 2.2% 2.8% 6.5% 5.3% - 4.0% 4.4% 3.9% 7.4%
Radio Station 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5% - - - - -
World Wide Web 35.5% 48.8% 52.4% 48.0% 60.0% - 51.5% 60.3% 59.3% 61.3%
E-mail from LSAC - - - - - - 20.5% 26.1% 20.2% 21.4%
If WWW, Source?
LSAC Website 95.0% 92.8% 90.4% 92.8% 93.6% - 86.8% 87.1% 85.9% 52.9%
Law School Site 3.3% 6.4% 8.6% 7.9% 7.5% - 7.1% 7.5% 9.2% 5.6%
Internet Search Engine 1.8% 2.6% 1.6% 1.7% 1.5% - 5.5% 3.5% 3.7% 2.2%
Internet Search Engine Sponsored Link 0.4% 0.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.5% - - 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Facebook/Myspace - - - - - - - 0.8% 0.7% 0.3%
Other Website 1.7% 1.4% 2.6% 1.9% 1.9% - 0.6% 0.8% 0.2% 4.0%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 61.0% 60.7% 62.9% 57.1% 55.4% - 64.0% 60.2% 46.5% 41.0%
21–50 Miles 20.7% 18.9% 20.1% 17.8% 19.8% - 15.9% 18.7% 13.5% 13.3%
51–100 Miles 11.4% 10.5% 9.2% 10.4% 10.7% - 9.6% 9.8% 6.7% 7.8%
More than 100 Miles 6.9% 10.0% 7.8% 14.7% 14.1% - 10.6% 11.3% 6.1% 9.6%
Time Spent at Forum
Less than One Hour 10.0% 7.9% 12.5% 5.9% 4.2% 4.9% 3.6% 5.5% 4.4% 5.6%
1–2 Hours 42.1% 41.4% 43.9% 32.9% 30.5% 26.5% 29.0% 27.4% 24.8% 23.4%
2–3 Hours 25.5% 22.3% 29.0% 32.8% 29.1% 28.9% 33.3% 26.8% 31.2% 29.4%
3 or More Hours 22.3% 28.3% 14.6% 28.4% 36.2% 39.7% 34.1% 40.3% 39.6% 41.6%
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.6% 1.3% 0.2% 0.5% 0.8% 0.5%
1–5 Tables 12.7% 8.0% 8.8% 10.5% 11.9% 13.8% 10.9% 13.6% 13.2% 13.6%
6–10 Tables 39.1% 37.7% 41.8% 40.4% 34.5% 37.1% 38.7% 40.5% 43.6% 44.4%
11–15 Tables 34.7% 35.2% 33.0% 36.9% 39.1% 31.1% 36.1% 30.7% 27.2% 30.8%
16 or More Tables 13.2% 18.6% 16.0% 12.2% 13.8% 16.7% 14.1% 14.8% 15.2% 10.7%
Describe Forum
Very Informative 38.3% 39.1% 41.0% 36.4% 39.2% 37.7% 38.9% 31.6% 43.6% 44.9%
Informative 57.9% 57.5% 55.2% 55.2% 54.3% 53.5% 55.2% 59.2% 53.6% 49.1%
Not Very Informative 3.5% 3.1% 3.9% 7.5% 6.3% 7.5% 5.1% 7.9% 2.8% 5.1%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 30.1% 31.2% 35.8% 27.5% 32.9% 33.4% 29.4% 26.6% 35.1% 36.2%
Informative 64.2% 62.0% 57.5% 63.4% 57.4% 56.5% 61.7% 58.6% 57.7% 58.2%
Not Very Informative 4.9% 6.0% 6.7% 8.2% 9.2% 9.2% 7.9% 13.6% 6.5% 4.2%
Uninformative 0.8% 0.8% 0.0% 0.9% 0.4% 0.8% 1.0% 1.2% 0.8% 1.4%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 75.4% 75.3% 72.7% - 51.9% 75.2% 79.0% 72.4% 78.3% 74.5%
No 24.6% 24.7% 27.3% - 48.1% 25.0% 21.0% 27.6% 21.7% 25.5%

* 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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