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Comparison of Data for 2002–2011 Washington, DC Forums

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Number of Attendees 2,142 3,032 2,415 1,860 1,412 1,281 1,285 1,877 1,071 784
Number of Participating Law Schools 153 156 162 169 171 176 175 179 186 187
Summary of Registrants
Gender
Male 42.0% 42.7% 40.8% 42.2% 41.8% 43.6% 42.5% 41.2% 38.9% 36.7%
Female 58.0% 57.3% 59.2% 57.8% 58.2% 56.4% 57.5% 58.0% 60.1% 62.4%
Age
23 or Less 53.9% 55.3% 51.4% 50.4% 52.1% 48.7% 48.3% 46.2% 39.0% 49.0%
24–40 41.1% 37.6% 41.4% 41.9% 41.5% 41.8% 46.5% 47.5% 51.5% 43.6%
Over 40 Years 5.0% 7.0% 7.2% 7.7% 6.4% 5.4% 5.2% 6.4% 9.5% 7.3%
Race/Ethnicity*
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.8% 0.4% 0.6% 1.0% 0.3% 0.8% 0.5% 0.6% 1.7% 2.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.8% 11.8% 10.5% 9.5% 12.3% 9.9% 9.8% 10.1% 10.6% 11.5%
Black/African American 29.3% 30.0% 32.6% 30.3% 27.6% 22.5% 29.7% 26.1% 34.6% 34.3%
Caucasian/White 50.0% 48.1% 47.0% 48.9% 48.5% 55.0% 47.8% 45.4% 40.0% 39.6%
Chicano/Mexican American 0.8% 0.7% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5% 1.0% 0.6% 0.9% - -
Hispanic/Latino 3.5% 4.4% 4.0% 4.4% 5.2% 5.5% 6.1% 5.3% 8.1% 8.0%
Puerto Rican 0.4% 0.4% 0.6% 0.5% 1.3% 1.0% 0.6% 0.9% 1.5% 1.8%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/Australian - - - - - - - - 0.0% 0.0%
Not Indicated** - - - - - - - - 10.3% 8.7%
Other 4.4% 4.2% 4.1% 4.8% 3.9% 4.2% 4.9% 4.7% - -
Total Minority Attendance 50.0% 51.9% 53.0% 51.0% 51.5% 45.0% 52.2% 48.7% 53.5% 54.6%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 45.6% 47.0% 45.0% 45.7% 45.1% 44.6% 46.7% 35.8% 35.3% 40.4%
Part-Time Student 4.7% 4.8% 5.0% 5.1% 4.7% 4.1% 3.1% 3.8% 4.7% 4.6%
Not a Student 49.8% 48.2% 50.0% 49.2% 50.2% 51.3% 50.2% 47.4% 49.6% 42.3%
Employment
Full-Time 52.3% 52.1% 56.6% 56.8% 56.0% 55.9% 55.8% 49.7% 52.5% 46.1%
Part-Time 19.8% 20.6% 20.6% 18.8% 20.0% 20.3% 20.6% 18.1% 17.3% 20.8%
Summers Only 17.1% 17.7% 15.2% 16.4% 16.2% 14.7% 14.2% 11.5% 10.4% 11.5%
Not Employed 10.8% 9.6% 7.7% 8.0% 7.7% 9.1% 9.4% 10.0% 11.0% 10.8%
State of Permanent Residence
California 3.1% 3.1% 2.7% 3.4% 3.0% 3.6% 3.6% 3.7% 3.4% 2.3%
District of Columbia 9.6% 9.3% 10.1% 8.9% 9.6% 10.3% 10.9% 11.6% 12.8% 12.4%
Maryland 23.1% 23.8% 25.5% 21.6% 22.0% 18.7% 20.6% 20.4% 25.7% 24.3%
New Jersey 3.0% 3.4% 2.4% 3.3% 3.0% 4.0% 4.4% 3.9% 3.3% 3.7%
New York 4.2% 3.8% 4.8% 4.8% 4.7% 4.9% 5.4% 5.1% 6.6% 7.7%
Pennsylvania 5.1% 6.1% 5.3% 5.5% 5.3% 5.7% 6.8% 5.9% 6.0% 6.2%
Virginia 25.1% 21.8% 22.4% 24.1% 22.9% 21.2% 20.6% 21.1% 21.1% 19.7%
Information Source
City Newspaper 6.4% 6.1% 5.1% 12.3% 4.5% 0.3% - - - -
Law School Admission Info Book/LSAC Pub 22.1% 9.1% 9.1% 7.7% 5.9% 7.5% 4.8% 3.6% 2.3% 3.4%
Flier 7.2% 9.9% 4.6% 4.6% 5.7% 2.8% 1.1% 1.2% 0.5% 0.6%
Friend or Family Member 15.3% 18.6% 16.7% 17.3% 19.0% 16.8% 17.4% 13.9% 13.0% 12.2%
Advisor 3.4% 3.8% 5.1% 5.4% 5.2% 6.0% 5.9% 5.5% 6.6% 10.4%
Prelaw Club 1.6% 1.1% 1.0% 1.2% 1.0% 1.0% 1.4% 1.5% 1.4% 1.6%
Radio Station 4.4% 3.7% 6.1% 5.1% 3.7% 0.0% - - - -
World Wide Web 48.1% 51.5% 53.0% 47.8% 51.2% 63.1% 60.3% 60.9% 57.7% 53.8%
E-mail from LSAC - - - - - - 19.4% 28.4% 20.3% 19.7%
If WWW, Source?
LSAC Website 94.6% 93.8% 91.4% 93.7% 90.4% 90.9% 83.5% 87.3% 85.7% 85.1%
Law School Site 1.5% 6.2% 5.6% 5.4% 7.5% 6.8% 8.5% 6.4% 6.0% 8.5%
Internet Search Engine 2.6% 2.8% 2.2% 1.8% 2.7% 2.5% 5.9% 4.1% 4.9% 4.5%
Internet Search Engine Sponsored Link 0.7% 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.7% 0.3% - 0.5% 0.6% 0.5%
Facebook/MySpace - - - - - - - 0.7% 0.8% 0.9%
Other Website 1.1% - 2.9% 2.3% 2.4% 2.5% 2.1% 1.0% 1.9% 0.5%
Distance Traveled
0–20 Miles 56.4% 59.0% 55.0% 54.3% 58.6% 59.8% 55.4% 43.5% 44.4% 42.2%
21–50 Miles 16.4% 14.7% 16.9% 17.2% 14.4% 13.0% 14.8% 11.5% 13.6% 13.2%
51–100 Miles 7.7% 6.2% 7.6% 7.2% 7.6% 5.7% 8.0% 6.1% 5.3% 6.8%
More Than 100 Miles 19.3% 20.1% 20.6% 21.2% 19.4% 21.5% 21.9% 20.7% 17.1% 17.5%
Time Spent at Forum
Less Than One Hour 9.9% 8.0% 7.2% 3.0% 2.7% 4.8% 2.0% 4.6% 1.8% 4.2%
1–2 Hours 43.7% 35.3% 38.0% 35.9% 29.3% 24.7% 37.7% 23.2% 25.1% 23.9%
2–3 Hours 19.2% 20.0% 24.9% 30.0% 25.5% 27.4% 31.7% 30.3% 29.0% 31.7%
3 or More Hours 27.2% 36.8% 29.9% 31.1% 42.5% 43.0% 38.6% 41.9% 44.0% 40.1%
Number of Tables Visited
None 0.4% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 0.8% 1.8% 0.7%
1–5 Tables 14.1% 14.5% 10.9% 10.0% 8.2% 11.0% 16.0% 14.3% 11.0% 14.8%
6–10 Tables 35.4% 30.5% 32.3% 33.4% 31.5% 32.0% 32.0% 38.4% 36.1% 33.8%
11–15 Tables 31.4% 32.3% 29.7% 36.2% 41.1% 34.7% 35.1% 31.1% 33.9% 28.9%
16 or More Tables 18.6% 22.4% 27.2% 20.3% 19.2% 22.0% 16.6% 15.4% 16.7% 21.8%
Describe Forum
Very Informative 43.3% 40.4% 37.4% 31.6% 37.4% 30.9% 39.1% 33.8% 40.5% 42.7%
Informative 54.6% 55.3% 59.4% 61.9% 56.0% 61.1% 56.0% 54.9% 52.4% 52.4%
Not Very Informative 2.1% 4.3% 3.2% 6.3% 6.4% 7.2% 4.9% 9.7% 7.1% 4.2%
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 29.9% 28.9% 31.0% 24.8% 29.9% 25.8% 33.2% 29.2% 37.2% 37.3%
Informative 63.4% 62.9% 62.6% 67.6% 60.4% 64.4% 60.7% 57.2% 53.8% 54.9%
Not Very Informative 6.2% 8.0% 6.4% 7.2% 9.1% 9.2% 6.1% 12.8% 8.5% 6.3%
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 71.3% 77.3% 72.4% - 57.8% 76.2% 82.2% 76.9% 81.9% 79.1%
No 28.7% 22.7% 27.6% - 42.2% 23.8% 17.8% 23.1% 18.1% 20.9%

* 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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