Number of Registrants 2351 2306 2170 2214 1865 2376 2266 2345 2316 1978
Number of Participating Law Schools 139 139 140 140 145 150 151 160 159 168
Summary of Registrants
Gender

Male

45.5% 43.3% 45.7% 42.1% 39.8% 40.2% 39.2% 39.9% 39.1% 38.5%

Female

54.5% 56.7% 54.3% 57.9% 60.2% 59.8% 60.8% 60.1% 60.9% 61.5%
Age

23 or Less

57.2% 61.0% 59.3% 63.3% 67.7% 65.4% 60.6% 62.6% 64.4% 56.0%

24-40

37.2% 34.5% 35.1% 32.5% 32.3% 30.8% 33.6% 33.5% 32.4% 39.2%

Over 40 Years

5.7% 4.5% 5.7% 4.2% 4.0% 3.8% 5.8% 3.9% 3.2% 4.8%
Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander

3.2% 3.0% 3.3% 3.1% 3.8% 3.1% 4.3% 4.1% 5.9% 4.8%

Black/African American

51.7% 51.0% 47.9% 44.3% 47.4% 46.2% 45.7% 50.0% 47.2% 54.4%

Caucasian/White

39.0% 40.3% 42.2% 45.0% 43.7% 43.5% 43.2% 38.8% 40.6% 34.9%

Chicano/Mexican American

.1% .4% .2% .7% .3% .3% .4% .3% .4% .1%

Hispanic

2.2% 2.4% 2.6% 2.2% 1.5% 2.8% 2.2% 2.9% 2.5% 2.2%

Native American/Alaskan Native

.7% .8% .7% .6% .4% .9% .8% .7% .6% .4%

Puerto Rican

.5% .4% .5% .6% .5% .4% 1.1% .5% .3% .6%

Canadian Aboriginal

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

Other

2.5% 1.8% 2.6% 3.5% 2.3% 2.7% 2.3% 2.7% 2.6% 2.7%

Total Minority Attendance

60.9% 59.8% 57.8% 55.0% 56.3% 56.5% 56.8% 61.2% 59.4% 65.1%
Student Status
Full-time Student 60.0% 64.5% 59.1% 63.8% 63.8% 60.7% 57.2% 56.8% 58.2% 59.8%
Part-time Student 5.0% 3.9% 3.7% 3.5% 4.5% 3.2% 4.3% 3.7% 4.8% 4.3%
Undergraduate Student: Senior 32.5% 35.2% 36.4% 38.7% 37.0% 32.0% 25.2% - - -
Undergraduate Student: Junior 12.8% 14.4% 11.0% 13.2% 13.0% 12.8% 6.8% - - -
High School Student .5% .5% .5% .3% .4% .2% .1% - - -
Non-student 35.0% 31.6% 37.2% 32.7% 31.7% 36.2% 38.5% 39.5% 37.0% 35.9%
Employment
Full-time 39.2% 36.5% 40.6% 37.1% 37.2% 41.5% 41.1% 40.0% 41.7% 43.4%
Part-time 32.4% 33.6% 32.0% 34.8% 32.7% 29.1% 29.3% 31.7% 29.8% 29.5%
Summers Only 12.0% 13.7% 12.1% 12.4% 12.3% 11.6% 11.1% 10.2% 10.4% 9.7%
Not Employed 16.4% 16.3% 15.2% 15.7% 17.8% 17.8% 18.5% 18.0% 18.1% 17.4%
State of Permanent Residence
Georgia 39.2% 37.6% 41.2% 39.0% 39.8% 39.0% 32.8% 42.4% 49.3% 45.9%
Florida 12.0% 11.1% 10.9% 11.2% 9.3% 10.1% 7.5% 11.3% 9.0% 8.7%
Tennessee 4.1% 5.9% 5.0% 5.6% 5.6% 5.9% 3.5% 6.0% 5.1% 5.0%
Alabama 6.6% 6.9% 5.9% 7.8% 7.8% 6.5% 3.8% 7.5% 6.4% 6.0%
South Carolina 4.5% 4.9% 5.4% 6.5% 5.4% 3.5% 2.5% 4.6% 5.4% 3.7%
North Carolina 5.5% 4.8% 4.0% 4.2% 4.9% 4.5% 3.2% 4.5% 4.4% 4.5%
New York 1.9% 2.1% 2.0% 1.6% 1.8% 2.2% 1.5% 1.8% 1.6% 2.3%
Considering a Career Change
Yes 35.2% 31.6% 32.9% 31.8% 30.7% 33.0% 35.5% - - -
No 27.1% 27.8% 26.2% 27.8% 27.0% 26.4% 27.4% - - -
Question Not Applicable 37.7% 40.6% 40.9% 40.4% 42.3% 40.5% 37.0% - - -
Information Source
City Newspaper 5.5% 4.5% 9.6% 5.0% 4.1% 3.0% 2.6% 1.9% 2.4% 1.6%
Law Services Info. Book 41.3% 38.9% 38.9% 38.8% 38.4% 30.2% 18.6% 29.3% 13.5% 12.4%
Flier 12.3% 12.2% 13.1% 11.7% 10.4% 10.1% 5.6% 10.1% 9.5% 5.6%
Friend or Family Member 11.9% 12.4% 13.6% 12.1% 9.9% 10.7% 9.1% 10.4% 12.9% 12.2%
Advisor 18.4% 20.1% 15.8% 20.6% 22.7% 15.1% 8.6% 16.2% 12.1% 16.8%
Prelaw Club 14.5% 11.8% 7.3% 10.5% 12.1% 10.0% 7.1% 11.9% 9.9% 15.3%
Radio 5.1% 2.9% 2.8% 1.8% 1.8% 2.2% 3.0% .7% 1.5% 2.4%
World Wide Web - 3.2% 6.3% 6.9% 7.0% 28.6% 28.4% 34.9% 46.6% 44.5%
If Information Source is World Wide Web, What Was the Source?
LSAC Website - - - - - 92.1% 92.8% 95.0% 92.7% 91.7%
Law School Site - - - - - 3.9% 3.9% 3.9% 6.8% 9.2%
Internet Search Engine - - - - - 3.3% 2.8% 2.8% 2.7% 2.6%
Website Banner Advertisement - - - - - .6% .2% .2% 0% .1%
Other Website - - - - - 2.7% 1.8% 1.6% 1.7% 1.3%

Distance Traveled

0-20 Miles 41.5% 41.3% 43.9% 36.4% 38.6% 38.3% 44.1% 37.1% 41.2% 35.9%
21-50 Miles 7.7% 7.8% 11.1% 9.2% 10.2% 9.9% 10.7% 9.3% 12.3% 11.3%
51-100 Miles 6.4% 10.6% 8.6% 11.3% 10.8% 11.0% 8.6% 9.8% 9.7% 8.5%
More Than 100 Miles 44.4% 40.3% 36.3% 43.1% 40.4% 40.8% 36.5% 43.8% 36.7% 44.3%

Questionnaire Results (17% return currently)

Time Spent at Forum

Less Than One Hour 17.0% 13.4% 13.5% 14.0% 10.9% 11.7% 7.3% 7.7% 12.2% 6.9%
1-2 Hours 45.3% 45.0% 51.9% 45.7% 44.1% 42.5% 47.7% 48.9% 39.8% 37.9%
2-3 Hours 19.7% 23.6% 18.5% 20.8% 24.6% 27.5% 20.5% 23.8% 22.6% 29.0%
3 or More Hours 18.0% 18.1% 16.1% 19.4% 20.5% 18.4% 24.5% 19.6% 25.3% 26.3%

Number of Tables Visited

None .0% .1% .4% .2% .3% .3% .2% .0% .3% .9%
1-5 19.9% 13.6% 15.6% 15.8% 14.8% 18.1% 17.5% 15.6% 13.9% 13.9%
6-10 34.1% 37.6% 35.1% 37.1% 38.5% 37.5% 37.4% 40.4% 35.3% 39.5%
11-15 23.8% 29.5% 33.5% 29.1% 31.2% 29.8% 28.0% 31.7% 32.4% 29.8%
16 or More 22.1% 19.2% 15.4% 17.9% 15.2% 14.3% 16.9% 12.3% 18.2% 16.0%

Describe Forum

Very Informative 50.2% 54.5% 48.4% 50.3% 55.2% 50.4% 50.1% 50.4% 50.7% 59.3%
Informative 48.5% 43.5% 49.0% 48.1% 43.2% 47.0% 47.7% 47.7% 45.9% 39.8%
Not Very Informative 1.3% 1.9% 2.7% 1.6% 1.4% 2.7% 2.2% 1.8% 3.0% .9%

Information Received From Law Schools

Very Informative 44.8% 44.9% 38.8% 42.6% 45.8% 43.7% 42.1% 42.8% 45.6% 49.1%
Informative 51.2% 52.4% 56.4% 54.1% 50.4% 51.2% 53.3% 54.0% 49.3% 48.2%
Not Very Informative 3.8% 2.7% 4.3% 3.1% 3.8% 4.7% 4.3% 3.1% 4.4% 2.7%

Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum

Yes 76.1% 81.8% 76.6% 78.1% 79.8% 76.8% 75.4% 78.2% 79.2% 80.0%
No 23.9% 18.2% 23.4% 21.9% 20.2% 23.2% 24.6% 21.8% 20.8% 20.0%

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