Number of Attendees 2314 2574 2291 2204 1881 1972 2220 2516 2765 1688
Number of Participating Law Schools 136 131 147 141 144 140 144 152 153 153
Summary of Attendees
Gender

Male

44.5% 44.9% 49.3% 45.6% 45.0% 45.4% 43.5% 42.7% 43.1% 40.9%

Female

55.5% 55.1% 50.7% 54.4% 55.0% 54.6% 56.5% 57.3% 56.9% 59.1%
Age

23 or Less

55.7% 59.3% 57.7% 58.4% 61.9% 56.5% 56.7% 56.5% 55.7% 52.0%

24-40

38.3% 34.6% 36.8% 36.3% 32.9% 38.8% 37.7% 38.8% 38.0% 43.0%

Over 40 Years

5.9% 6.1% 5.5% 5.3% 5.3% 4.6% 5.7% 4.7% 6.3% 5.0%
Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander

8.1% 8.6% 9.5% 8.4% 8.6% 8.9% 9.8% 10.6% 10.6% 10.2%

Black/African American

25.3% 23.5% 21.7% 19.6% 17.1% 17.1% 17.0% 19.7% 18.0% 20.2%

Caucasian/White

56.2% 57.7% 57.9% 61.5% 63.1% 62.7% 62.1% 58.6% 59.3% 58.8%

Chicano/Mexican American

2.2% 2.7% 2.1% 2.1% 2.4% 1.7% 2.1% 1.7% 1.5% 1.6%

Hispanic

3.8% 3.4% 3.2% 3.7% 3.5% 4.8% 3.9% 4.5% 5.2% 4.5%

Native American

.4% .4% 1.0% .6% .6% .7% .6% .6% .6% .5%

Puerto Rican

1.2% 1.0% 1.0% 1.1% .4% .5% .4% .7% .7% .7%

Canadian Aboriginal

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

Other

2.7% 3.2% 3.5% 2.9% 4.1% 3.5% 4.0% 3.6% 3.9% 3.4%

Total Minority Attendance

43.8% 42.3% 42.1% 38.4% 36.9% 37.3% 37.8% 41.4% 40.7% 41.1%
Student Status
Full-time Student 55.2% 57.8% 53.7% 53.3% 53.2% 46.5% 47.3% 48.6% 50.0% 48.8%
Part-time Student 6.1% 5.5% 6.3% 5.8% 5.5% 4.9% 4.1% 3.9% 4.9% 5.6%
Undergraduate Student: Senior 29.9% 31.9% 28.0% 29.3% 25.9% 26.1% 26.1% - - -
Undergraduate Student: Junior 14.0% 13.0% 9.6% 14.1% 10.8% 4.8% 8.6% - - -
High School Student .5% .6% .3% .3% .3% .3% .1% - - -
Non-student 38.7% 36.6% 40.0% 41.0% 41.3% 48.6% 48.5% 47.6% 45.1% 45.6%
Employment
Full-time 41.6% 40.2% 44.9% 46.5% 45.8% 51.1% 49.7% 47.4% 46.1% 47.5%
Part-time 35.7% 37.8% 34.7% 32.8% 31.9% 28.3% 28.4% 30.4% 31.0% 31.7%
Summers Only 11.8% 11.5% 9.7% 10.8% 11.7% 10.1% 10.3% 10.0% 9.6% 10.0%
Not Employed 10.9% 10.5% 10.7% 9.9% 10.5% 10.5% 11.5% 12.1% 13.4% 10.9%
State of Permanent Residence
Illinois 55.0% 52.1% 46.9% 53.8% 41.6% 49.6% 52.3% 57.5% 55.9% 59.5%
Indiana 5.9% 6.0% 6.1% 5.9% 4.8% 6.3% 5.3% 6.2% 5.9% 6.2%
Wisconsin 5.9% 6.9% 6.6% 7.7% 7.3% 6.3% 6.7% 6.0% 6.8% 5.7%
Michigan 7.1% 8.8% 5.5% 6.9% 6.6% 5.5% 6.5% 8.1% 8.2% 7.5%
Missouri 2.1% 1.9% 1.9% 2.1% 1.9% 1.1% 2.1% 1.8% 2.1% 2.0%
Ohio 3.9% 3.7% 2.9% 3.1% 2.2% 2.3% 2.6% 3.3% 3.7% 2.2%
Considering a Career Change
Yes 36.1% 34.1% 33.5% 36.1% 33.7% 40.2% 39.0% - - -
No 27.4% 27.7% 26.3% 25.0% 26.2% 25.1% 23.3% - - -
Question Not Applicable 36.5% 38.2% 40.3% 38.9% 40.1% 34.7% 37.7% - - -
Information Source
City Newspaper 5.5% 6.7% 5.6% 4.9% 5.9% 8.7% 2.3% 5.1% 2.6% 3.6%
Law Services Info. Book 37.6% 38.7% 34.7% 40.3% 33.0% 29.0% 28.8% 30.3% 13.3% 11.0%
Flier 15.8% 14.1% 15.2% 13.9% 9.5% 6.7% 8.5% 11.7% 13.6% 4.5%
Friend or Family Member 14.1% 12.7% 10.9% 12.2% 9.0% 9.4% 11.1% 10.6% 12.7% 12.4%
Advisor 13.7% 16.9% 12.3% 13.6% 10.8% 5.9% 12.4% 9.6% 9.4% 10.2%
Prelaw Club 11.4% 10.2% 7.9% 9.1% 7.8% 3.3% 5.8% 6.3% 6.1% 5.5%
Radio 6.4% 5.4% 2.4% 4.0% 2.3% 3.1% 1.4% 3.8% 3.0% 3.7%
World Wide Web - 3.6% 5.5% 6.8% 7.4% 32.8% 37.2% 37.1% 47.7% 51.2%

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

LSAC Website - - - - - 93.0% 95.0% 93.7% 94.2% 90.6%
Law School Site - - - - - 3.3% 2.8% 4.3% 7.3% 9.3%
Internet Search Engine - - - - - 2.5% 2.6% 2.2% 2.1% 1.9%
Website Banner Advertisement - - - - - .5% .5% .1% .3% .1%
Other Website - - - - - 2.2% .5% 2.6% .9% 2.4%

Distance Traveled

0-20 Miles 45.0% 44.4% 44.7% 42.8% 41.9% 45.1% 47.7% 47.2% 42.0% 46.8%
21-50 Miles 13.0% 14.7% 14.6% 15.4% 13.3% 16.9% 12.8% 14.4% 15.5% 16.8%
51-100 Miles 10.6% 11.2% 11.9% 13.6% 14.5% 12.6% 11.7% 10.4% 9.9% 10.4%
More Than 100 Miles 31.3% 29.7% 28.8% 28.3% 30.3% 25.4% 27.8% 28.0% 32.5% 26.1%

Questionnaire Results (42% return currently)

Time Spent at Forum

Less Than One Hour 16.9% 17.6% 22.1% 15.5% 13.6% 14.4% 9.2% 11.1% 10.7% 12.9%
1-2 Hours 53.8% 45.8% 51.2% 52.1% 51.9% 48.1% 42.9% 45.7% 44.3% 43.4%
2-3 Hours 18.6% 20.6% 14.7% 17.9% 21.3% 20.8% 28.2% 18.4% 24.6% 25.4%
3 or More Hours 10.6% 16.0% 12.0% 14.5% 13.2% 16.7% 19.7% 24.7% 20.3% 18.3%

Number of Tables Visited

None .2% .3% .4% .1% .0% .2% .2% .0% .1% .1%
1-5 18.3% 17.9% 22.4% 23.5% 25.3% 25.0% 22.1% 17.6% 15.5% 14.9%
6-10 39.2% 38.2% 41.0% 43.0% 37.4% 38.5% 41.2% 42.6% 37.2% 40.2%
11-15 27.1% 28.9% 24.1% 22.2% 24.5% 24.4% 23.4% 27.7% 31.1% 29.5%
16 or More 15.3% 14.8% 12.1% 11.2% 12.8% 11.8% 13.0% 12.1% 16.1% 15.2%

Describe Forum

Very Informative 44.7% 39.9% 38.6% 43.3% 38.0% 39.7% 41.1% 44.5% 38.2% 45.4%
Informative 52.9% 57.3% 56.7% 53.6% 60.0% 58.3% 56.5% 51.2% 58.2% 52.7%
Not Very Informative 2.3% 2.7% 4.0% 2.8% 2.0% 1.7% 2.4% 4.1% 3.2% 1.8%

Information Received From Law Schools

Very Informative 36.3% 32.2% 35.8% 39.3% 35.4% 36.6% 32.3% 35.5% 31.0% 39.6%
Informative 59.9% 60.6% 57.9% 55.8% 61.5% 58.0% 62.4% 58.9% 61.5% 55.9%
Not Very Informative 3.6% 6.7% 5.6% 4.2% 3.1% 4.8% 4.9% 5.3% 7.0% 4.4%

Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum

Yes 70.4% 72.8% 70.3% 69.8% 67.8% 69.8% 65.9% 72.7% 73.8% 73.8%
No 29.6% 27.2% 29.7% 30.2% 32.2% 30.2% 34.1% 27.3% 26.2% 26.2%

NOTE: This data was revised on 11/3/2004.

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