Number of Attendees 2158 2103 1844 2065 1659 1783

2187

1710 1822 1427
Number of Participating Law Schools 114 113 117 114 125 114

121

120 124 132
Summary of Attendees    
Gender

Male

45.6% 45.2% 45.9% 41.3% 43.9% 40.6%

41.6%

42% 39.6% 42.1%

Female

54.4% 54.8% 54.1% 58.7% 56.1% 59.4%

58.4%

58% 60.4% 57.9%
Age    

23 or Less

59.3% 63.6% 61.2% 62.7% 67.7% 64.0%

57.9%

60.2%

57.6%

60.1%

24-40

36.5% 31.7% 32.6% 33.3% 32.3% 32.5%

37.8%

35.9% 38.3% 36.9%

Over 40 Years

4.2% 4.7% 6.2% 4.0% 3.8% 3.4%

4.2%

3.8% 4.1% 2.9%
Ethnicity    

Asian/Pacific Islander

9.5% 10.1% 9.3% 9.0% 7.6% 9.0%

12.0%

9.7% 10.7% 11.6%

Black/African American

12.6% 12.8% 11.5% 11.1% 10.2% 11.8%

13.5%

10.9% 13.7% 13.1%

Caucasian/White

66.8% 64.0% 67.4% 69.1% 69.4% 67.6%

62.2%

67.2% 64.9% 63.6%

Chicano/Mexican American

.7% .8% 1.0% .6% .7% 1.1%

.8%

1.4% .9% .7%

Hispanic

3.0% 4.4% 3.5% 3.0% 4.5% 3.8%

4.7%

4.3% 5.0% 4.4%

Native American

.8% 1.0% .8% .4% .4% .6%

.9%

.8% .4% .4%

Puerto Rican

2.0% 1.5% 1.2% 1.5% 1.7% 1.3%

1.4%

1.3% 1.2% 1.0%

Canadian Aboriginal

.2% .2% .1% .0% .1% .1%

.2%

.0% .2% .1%

Other

4.3% 5.3% 5.3% 5.3% 5.4% 4.7%

4.4%

4.3% 3.1% 5.2%

Total Minority Attendance

33.1% 36.1% 32.7% 30.9% 30.6% 32.4%

37.9%

32.7% 35.2% 36.4%
Student Status    
Full-time Student 53.4% 55.4% 53.3% 57.2% 54.7% 50.8%

43.5%

46.4% 47.2% 54.6%
Part-time Student 5.5% 4.5% 5.4% 3.9% 4.2% 4.6%

3.2%

3.2% 5.4% 3.7%
Undergraduate Student: Senior 32.5% 31.6% 30.4% 31.8% 32.5% 26.5%

22.8%

- - -
Undergraduate Student: Junior 12.2% 12.9% 12.4% 15.2% 12.2% 11.1%

7.2%

- - -
High School Student .1% .3% .1% .2% .2% .4%

.2%

- - -
Non-student 41.1% 40.1% 41.3% 38.9% 41.0% 44.6%

53.3%

50.4% 47.4% 41.7%
Employment    
Full-time 42.7% 41.4% 44.9% 42.2% 43.0% 46.9%

52.1%

48.6% 48.2% 44.7%
Part-time 33.0% 32.3% 29.6% 33.5% 32.0% 31.4%

24.6%

28.1% 29.2% 30.1%
Summers Only 12.9% 14.1% 13.7% 13.6% 14.5% 11.5%

10.0%

10.8% 10.7% 13.1%
Not Employed 11.4% 12.2% 11.8% 10.7% 10.5% 10.2%

13.4%

12.5% 11.9% 12.1%
State of Permanent Residence    
Massachusetts 49.4% 42.5% 46.4% 46.0% 43.4% 43.0%

36.1%

49.6% 47.4% 47.1%
New York 9.8% 12.3% 10.2% 8.3% 7.7% 9.8%

16.3%

7.7% 10.5% 9.0%
Connecticut 5.6% 5.1% 4.0% 5.6% 6.9% 5.8%

5.5%

6.5% 5.8% 7.5%
Rhode Island 3.9% 4.6% 2.8% 2.6% 3.8% 3.8%

2.2%

3.5% 3.4% 3.9%
New Hampshire 3.7% 3.6% 3.2% 2.6% 3.2% 2.5% 2.0% 3.4% 2.7% 2.5%
New Jersey 3.8% 3.9% 3.7% 4.5% 3.1% 2.7% 4.0% 3.2% 3.7% 3.1%
Considering a Career Change    
Yes 35.9% 30.2% 32.6% 30.8% 32.4% 34.0%

36.7%

- - -
No 24.7% 26.0% 25.2% 25.5% 25.0% 23.6%

25.1%

- - -
Question Not Applicable 39.4% 43.8% 42.2% 43.7% 42.6% 42.4%

38.1%

- - -
Information Source    
Law Services Info. Book 36.1% 36.4% 37.6% 36.5% 38.0% 35.2%

28.8%

30.2% 14.7% 10.6%
City Newspaper 11.2% 6.0% 7.0% 5.6% 4.4% 2.8%

2.1%

2.5% 1.7% 1.1%
Advisor 15.6% 17.0% 13.9% 15.7% 16.3% 14.4%

9.6%

13.3% 11.5% 14.6%
Flier 15.2% 15.9% 16.1% 15.1% 14.6% 11.4%

8.1%

12.2% 10.6% 4.4%
Friend or Family Member 13.2% 14.5% 13.1% 11.8% 10.8% 9.3%

9.9%

10.3% 10.5% 12.4%
College Newspaper 2.8% 2.8% 2.0% 2.7% 1.4% 1.2% .8% 1.2% .6% 1.1%
Prelaw Club 6.5% 6.3% 5.9% 6.4% 5.2% 5.7%

3.6%

4.0% 7.4% 6.4%
Radio 5.1% 4.2% 6.1% 4.6% 2.7% 1.2%

2.1%

5.3% 2.3% 4.0%
World Wide Web - 3.5% 5.7% 8.2% 8.2% 26.8%

37.1%

34.6% 49.0% 51.0%

If Information Source is World Wide Web, What Was the Source?

   
LSAC Website - - - - - 93.7%

95.5%

94.3% 93.5% 92.9%
Law School Site - - - - - 3.7%

2.6%

4.4% 6.5% 8.6%
Internet Search Engine - - - - - 2.4%

2.1%

2.9% 1.9% 1.8%
Website Banner Advertisement - - - - - .4%

.3%

.1% .3% .6%
Other Website - - - - - 2.6%

1.2%

1.7% 1.1% 1.4%

Distance Traveled

   
0-20 Miles 60.7% 58.5% 61.5% 62.8% 58.7% 58.2%

48.0%

56.7% 53.6% 51.5%
21-50 Miles 14.1% 15.7% 15.5% 15.6% 14.9% 13.8%

12.0%

17.0% 14.6% 16.4%
51-100 Miles 13.0% 13.1% 11.7% 12.1% 13.0% 13.4%

15.0%

13.4% 12.1% 14.2%
More Than 100 Miles 12.2% 12.6% 11.3% 9.5% 13.4% 14.6%

25.1%

12.8% 19.8% 17.9%

Questionnaire Results (22% return currently)

   

Time Spent at Forum

   
Less Than One Hour 27.3% 32.4% 27.2% 26.0% 22.6% 22.6%

14.5%

15.1% 17.4% 10.2%
1-2 Hours 54.7% 46.3% 53.9% 51.0% 55.5% 51.1%

47.8%

46.6% 41.8% 51.2%
2-3 Hours 11.2% 13.6% 13.0% 15.7% 16.3% 16.2%

23.1%

21.1% 18.2% 23.6%
3 or More Hours 6.8% 7.8% 5.9% 7.3% 5.6% 10.1%

14.5%

17.2% 22.6% 15.0%

Number of Tables Visited

   
None .0% .4% .2% .0% .2% .4%

.0%

.7% .0% .0%
1-5 17.2% 22.6% 22.1% 21.4% 19.8% 29.3%

22.3%

17.8% 18.0% 11.5%
6-10 42.6% 43.3% 48.7% 46.9% 44.4% 42.4%

47.9%

43.4% 35.2% 39.3%
11-15 27.9% 24.8% 21.9% 21.9% 26.8% 21.2%

22.6%

29.2% 33.3% 34.8%
16 or More 12.3% 9.0% 7.1% 9.8% 8.8% 6.7%

7.1%

8.9% 13.5% 14.3%

Describe Forum

   
Very Informative 37.2% 39.4% 32.5% 34.1% 42.9% 38.4%

31.5%

39.9% 34.7% 40.1%
Informative 60.0% 56.9% 65.0% 63.4% 54.8% 59.8%

64.1%

58.0% 59.8% 56.2%
Not Very Informative 2.4% 2.9% 2.3% 2.3% 2.1% 1.9%

4.5%

1.8% 4.4% 3.3%

Information Received From Law Schools

   
Very Informative 30.1% 36.4% 30.6% 32.3% 34.7% 33.8%

25.7%

31.7% 32.3% 30.5%
Informative 63.7% 57.1% 64.8% 63.8% 61.5% 61.3%

68.7%

65.5% 61.5% 66.7%
Not Very Informative 5.5% 5.9% 4.3% 3.8% 3.6% 5.0%

5.3%

2.9% 5.5% 2.1%

Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum

   
Yes 69.5% 66.8% 66.0% 67.1% 72.1% 69.4%

65.6%

68.8% 76.7% 75.4%
No 30.5% 33.2% 34.0% 32.9% 27.9% 30.6%

34.4%

31.2% 23.3% 24.6%

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