Number of Registrants 17,054 14,848 17,417 16,287 16,437 14,899 17,248 13,672 18,092 18,812
Number of Participating Law Schools 157 160 165 165 168 167 173 175 177 178
Summary of Registrants
Gender

Male

47.1% 45.6% 44.8% 46.0% 42.7% 43.0% 42.4% 43.2% 41.2% 40.8%

Female

52.9% 54.4% 55.2% 54.0% 57.3% 57.0% 57.6% 56.8% 58.8% 59.2%
Age

20 or Younger

15.6% 15.4% 17.2% 15.7% 16.9% 16.4% 15.0% 13.5% 13.8% 8.7%

21-23

36.7% 35.0% 36.8% 37.8% 39.0% 39.8% 42.0% 40.2% 39.8% 40.2%
24-26 16.9% 17.7% 16.2% 16.9% 16.5% 15.7% 16.4% 19.1% 18.4% 20.7%
27-33 17.7% 17.9% 16.4% 16.5% 15.9% 15.6% 16.4% 16.0% 17.2% 18.8%
34-40 7.2% 7.3% 7.0% 6.8% 5.9% 6.2% 5.7% 5.3% 5.9% 6.7%

40 or Older

5.9% 6.6% 6.2% 6.4% 5.8% 6.3% 4.5% 5.9% 4.7% 4.9%
Ethnicity

Asian American/Pacific Islander

10.2% 9.3% 10.2% 10.3% 10.1% 11.2% 10.5% 12.6% 12.3% 12.8%

Black/African American

26.2% 30.8% 28.6% 27.5% 24.5% 24.9% 24.1% 20.9% 24.0% 24.0%

Caucasian/White

48.6% 44.2% 45.7% 46.7% 50.5% 47.8% 49.6% 50.4% 48.0% 47.6%

Chicano/Mexican American

3.2% 2.7% 2.8% 2.7% 2.6% 2.9% 2.5% 3.5% 2.5% 2.4%

Hispanic

5.1% 5.6% 5.3% 5.6% 5.5% 5.5% 6.0% 6.0% 6.1% 6.9%

Native American

.9% .9% 1.0% .9% .5% .8% .9% .7% .7% .6%

Puerto Rican

1.5% 1.8% 1.6% 1.6% 1.4% 1.6% 1.3% .8% 1.1% .9%

Other

4.1% 4.5% 4.8% 4.6% 4.8% 5.2% 5.0% 4.9% 5.2% 4.8%

Canadian Aboriginal

.1% .1% .1% .1% .1% .1% .1% .1% .1% .1%

Total Minority Attendance

51.3% 55.7% 54.4% 53.3% 49.5% 52.2% 50.4% 49.5% 52.0% 52.5%
Student Status
Full-time Student 49.8% 49.5% 51.9% 48.9% 50.3% 48.5% 46.1% 44.6% 43.4% 44.7%
Part-time Student 6.3% 6.3% 5.7% 5.9% 5.3% 5.2% 4.9% 4.2% 4.4% 5.1%
Non-student 43.9% 44.2% 42.5% 45.2% 44.4% 46.3% 49.0% 51.2% 52.3% 50.2%
Undergraduate Student: Senior 29.7% 26.3% 30.3% 27.6% 28.9% 25.5% 24.5% 21.5% - -
Undergraduate Student: Junior 10.6% 9.4% 10.6% 8.8% 10.3% 7.9% 7.4% 6.9% - -
Other Undergraduates 6.4% 6.5% 7.2% 3.9% 3.3% 3.0% 4.5% 4.6% - -
High School Student .4% .5% .5% .4% .3% .4% .2% .2% - -
Employment
Full-time 45.9% 47.6% 45.4% 48.7% 48.4% 49.4% 52.5% 50.6% 50.1% 51.1%
Part-time 31.1% 29.6% 31.0% 28.8% 29.0% 28.0% 25.9% 26.5% 26.7% 26.0%
Summers Only 8.5% 8.6% 10.4% 10.2% 10.5% 10.2% 9.6% 8.9% 8.3% 9.0%
Not Employed 14.5% 14.2% 13.2% 12.3% 12.1% 12.4% 12.0% 13.9% 14.9% 13.9%
Information Source
Law Services Info. Book 45.3% 37.9% 39.7% 34.8% 36.8% 33.7% 29.0% 23.7% 30.5% 13.3%
City Newspaper 10.6% 9.1% 8.3% 9.0% 7.0% 6.3% 5.8% 3.0% 4.5% 4.0%
Flier 14.0% 12.1% 13.5% 13.5% 12.8% 10.4% 8.9% 7.4% 10.5% 10.1%
Advisor 10.8% 11.4% 12.3% 9.8% 11.4% 10.2% 8.1% 7.6% 9.0% 7.8%
Friend or Family Member 12.7% 12.6% 13.5% 12.9% 12.1% 10.0% 11.0% 9.8% 11.3% 13.1%
Official Guide 3.3% 4.7% 5.5% 4.7% 3.9% 3.1% 2.2% 1.3% 1.8% 1.2%
College Newspaper 1.9% 1.6% 2.1% 1.9% 2.1% 1.05 .7% .8% 1.0% .7%
Magazine/Journal .6% 1.6% 1.3% 1.4% .8% .8% 1.3% .3% .4% .5%
Prelaw Club 7.7% 6.9% 6.9% 5.2% 5.8% 4.9% 3.7% 4.2% 5.4% 4.8%
Radio Station

3.3%

4.9%

5.7% 4.6% 3.7% 2.8% 1.8% 2.7% 2.3% 2.2%
World Wide Web - -

3.5%

5.2% 7.1% 7.2% 28.8% 33.9% 37.4% 50.2%

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

LSAC Website - - - - - - 92.7% 94.8% 94.5% 93.1%
Law School Site - - - - - - 3.8% 3.1% 3.4% 6.9%
Internet Search Engine - - - - - - 3.3% 2.4% 2.4% 2.5%
Website Banner Advertisement - - - - - - .6% .4% .3% .3%
Other Website - - - - - - 1.8% 1.1% 2.0% 1.4%

Distance Traveled

0-20 Miles 49.8% 50.7% 51.0% 52.4% 50.1% 51.9% 51.9% 48.2% 49.4% 49.3%
21-50 Miles 15.8% 16.3% 18.2% 18.4% 18.4% 17.9% 17.8% 17.3% 19.2% 18.0%
51-100 Miles 11.6% 11.6% 11.1% 10.6% 11.9% 11.6% 11.4% 11.6% 11.3% 10.2%
More Than 100 Miles 22.8% 21.4% 19.6% 18.6% 19.6% 18.6% 18.8% 22.9% 20.0% 22.6%

Questionnaire Results (24% return currently)

Time Spent at Forum

Less Than One Hour 19.7% 18.6% 19.1% 20.8% 17.2% 16.5% 14.8% 11.2% 10.2% 10.7%
1-2 Hours 50.0% 48.5% 47.0% 49.8% 49.2% 51.0% 47.9% 44.0% 45.7% 40.1%
2-3 Hours 18.9% 19.3% 20.2% 17.6% 18.4% 19.6% 20.7% 24.2% 21.5% 22.4%
3 or More Hours 11.4% 13.6% 13.7% 11.8% 15.1% 12.9% 16.6% 20.5% 22.5% 26.8%

Number of Tables Visited

None .3% .1% .3% .3% .1% .3% .3% .3% .3% .2%
1-5 17.1% 17.8% 16.1% 18.0% 17.4% 17.7% 22.2% 21.8% 15.8% 13.6%
6-10 35.9% 37.1% 37.9% 39.3% 40.4% 40.7% 40.1% 41.0% 39.9% 36.3%
11-15 28.2% 26.3% 29.0% 28.7% 27.3% 28.8% 25.7% 24.2% 30.7% 32.0%
16 or More 18.4% 18.7% 16.7% 13.7% 14.9% 12.5% 11.7% 12.7% 13.3% 17.8%

Describe Forum

Very Informative 40.2% 45.2% 43.0% 39.9% 42.0% 44.0% 41.9% 41.7% 43.2% 41.7%
Informative 56.6% 52.9% 53.5% 56.5% 55.2% 53.3% 55.1% 54.7% 53.9% 54.3%
Not Very Informative 2.9% 1.8% 3.3% 3.4% 2.4% 2.4% 2.8% 3.6% 2.7% 3.6%

Information Received From Law Schools

Very Informative 32.5% 36.7% 36.1% 34.1% 35.6% 36.9% 35.2% 32.5% 35.0% 34.5%
Informative 61.3% 58.2% 57.8% 60.0% 59.4% 58.2% 58.0% 60.7% 60.1% 58.6%
Not Very Informative 5.5% 4.6% 5.6% 5.3% 4.5% 4.4% 6.3% 6.2% 4.5% 6.2%

Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum

Yes 73.2% 74.0% 73.7% 71.0% 71.8% 73.3% 71.8% 70.2% 74.2% 76.5%
No 26.8% 26.0% 26.3% 29.0% 28.2% 26.7% 28.2% 29.8% 25.8% 23.5%

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