Number of Attendees 14,848 17,417 16,287 16,437 14,899 17,248 13,672 18,092 18,812 14,106
Number of Participating Law Schools 160 165 165 168 167 173 175 177 178 183
Summary of Attendees
Gender

Male

45.6% 44.8% 46.0% 42.7% 43.0% 42.4% 43.2% 41.2% 40.8% 40.4%

Female

54.4% 55.2% 54.0% 57.3% 57.0% 57.6% 56.8% 58.8% 59.2% 59.6%
Age

20 or Younger

15.4% 17.2% 15.7% 16.9% 16.4% 15.0% 13.5% 13.8% 8.7% 10.6%

21-23

35.0% 36.8% 37.8% 39.0% 39.8% 42.0% 40.2% 39.8% 40.2% 40.1%
24-26 17.7% 16.2% 16.9% 16.5% 15.7% 16.4% 19.1% 18.4% 20.7% 19.4%
27-33 17.9% 16.4% 16.5% 15.9% 15.6% 16.4% 16.0% 17.2% 18.8% 16.0%
34-40 7.3% 7.0% 6.8% 5.9% 6.2% 5.7% 5.3% 5.9% 6.7% 8.3%

40 or Older

6.6% 6.2% 6.4% 5.8% 6.3% 4.5% 5.9% 4.7% 4.9% 5.6%
Ethnicity

Asian American/Pacific Islander

9.3% 10.2% 10.3% 10.1% 11.2% 10.5% 12.6% 12.3% 12.8% 11.6%

Black/African American

30.8% 28.6% 27.5% 24.5% 24.9% 24.1% 20.9% 24.0% 24.0% 25.9%

Caucasian/White

44.2% 45.7% 46.7% 50.5% 47.8% 49.6% 50.4% 48.0% 47.6% 46.6%

Chicano/Mexican American

2.7% 2.8% 2.7% 2.6% 2.9% 2.5% 3.5% 2.5% 2.4% 2.2%

Hispanic

5.6% 5.3% 5.6% 5.5% 5.5% 6.0% 6.0% 6.1% 6.9% 7.0%

Native American

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

Puerto Rican

1.8% 1.6% 1.6% 1.4% 1.6% 1.3% .8% 1.1% .9% 1.0%

Other

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

Canadian Aboriginal

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

Total Minority Attendance

55.7% 54.4% 53.3% 49.5% 52.2% 50.4% 49.5% 52.0% 52.5% 53.5%
Student Status
Full-time Student 49.5% 51.9% 48.9% 50.3% 48.5% 46.1% 44.6% 43.4% 44.7% 47.4%
Part-time Student 6.3% 5.7% 5.9% 5.3% 5.2% 4.9% 4.2% 4.4% 5.1% 5.1%
Non-student 44.2% 42.5% 45.2% 44.4% 46.3% 49.0% 51.2% 52.3% 50.2% 47.5%
Undergraduate Student: Senior 26.3% 30.3% 27.6% 28.9% 25.5% 24.5% 21.5% - - -
Undergraduate Student: Junior 9.4% 10.6% 8.8% 10.3% 7.9% 7.4% 6.9% - - -
Other Undergraduates 6.5% 7.2% 3.9% 3.3% 3.0% 4.5% 4.6% - - -
High School Student .5% .5% .4% .3% .4% .2% .2% - - -
Employment
Full-time 47.6% 45.4% 48.7% 48.4% 49.4% 52.5% 50.6% 50.1% 51.1% 51.1%
Part-time 29.6% 31.0% 28.8% 29.0% 28.0% 25.9% 26.5% 26.7% 26.0% 27.5%
Summers Only 8.6% 10.4% 10.2% 10.5% 10.2% 9.6% 8.9% 8.3% 9.0% 9.0%
Not Employed 14.2% 13.2% 12.3% 12.1% 12.4% 12.0% 13.9% 14.9% 13.9% 12.4%
Information Source
Law Services Info. Book 37.9% 39.7% 34.8% 36.8% 33.7% 29.0% 23.7% 30.5% 13.3% 11.2%
City Newspaper 9.1% 8.3% 9.0% 7.0% 6.3% 5.8% 3.0% 4.5% 4.0% 3.3%
Flier 12.1% 13.5% 13.5% 12.8% 10.4% 8.9% 7.4% 10.5% 10.1% 4.5%
Advisor 11.4% 12.3% 9.8% 11.4% 10.2% 8.1% 7.6% 9.0% 7.8% 10.0%
Friend or Family Member 12.6% 13.5% 12.9% 12.1% 10.0% 11.0% 9.8% 11.3% 13.1% 13.4%
Official Guide 4.7% 5.5% 4.7% 3.9% 3.1% 2.2% 1.3% 1.8% 1.2% 1.8%
College Newspaper 1.6% 2.1% 1.9% 2.1% 1.05 .7% .8% 1.0% .7% .9%
Magazine/Journal 1.6% 1.3% 1.4% .8% .8% 1.3% .3% .4% .5% .7%
Prelaw Club 6.9% 6.9% 5.2% 5.8% 4.9% 3.7% 4.2% 5.4% 4.8% 6.15
Radio Station

4.9%

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

3.5%

5.2% 7.1% 7.2% 28.8% 33.9% 37.4% 50.2% 50.7%

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

LSAC Website - - - - - 92.7% 94.8% 94.5% 93.1% 91.6%
Law School Site - - - - - 3.8% 3.1% 3.4% 6.9% 8.3%
Internet Search Engine - - - - - 3.3% 2.4% 2.4% 2.5% 2.1%
Website Banner Advertisement - - - - - .6% .4% .3% .3% .2%
Other Website - - - - - 1.8% 1.1% 2.0% 1.4% 2.0%

Distance Traveled

0-20 Miles 50.7% 51.0% 52.4% 50.1% 51.9% 51.9% 48.2% 49.4% 49.3% 47.6%
21-50 Miles 16.3% 18.2% 18.4% 18.4% 17.9% 17.8% 17.3% 19.2% 18.0% 20.1%
51-100 Miles 11.6% 11.1% 10.6% 11.9% 11.6% 11.4% 11.6% 11.3% 10.2% 9.9%
More Than 100 Miles 21.4% 19.6% 18.6% 19.6% 18.6% 18.8% 22.9% 20.0% 22.6% 22.4%

Questionnaire Results (18.2% return currently)

Time Spent at Forum

Less Than One Hour 18.6% 19.1% 20.8% 17.2% 16.5% 14.8% 11.2% 10.2% 10.7% 11.0%%
1-2 Hours 48.5% 47.0% 49.8% 49.2% 51.0% 47.9% 44.0% 45.7% 40.1% 42.2%
2-3 Hours 19.3% 20.2% 17.6% 18.4% 19.6% 20.7% 24.2% 21.5% 22.4% 25.7%
3 or More Hours 13.6% 13.7% 11.8% 15.1% 12.9% 16.6% 20.5% 22.5% 26.8% 21.15

Number of Tables Visited

None .1% .3% .3% .1% .3% .3% .3% .3% .2% .3%
1-5 17.8% 16.1% 18.0% 17.4% 17.7% 22.2% 21.8% 15.8% 13.6% 12.9%
6-10 37.1% 37.9% 39.3% 40.4% 40.7% 40.1% 41.0% 39.9% 36.3% 38.3%
11-15 26.3% 29.0% 28.7% 27.3% 28.8% 25.7% 24.2% 30.7% 32.0% 31.55
16 or More 18.7% 16.7% 13.7% 14.9% 12.5% 11.7% 12.7% 13.3% 17.8% 17.0%

Describe Forum

Very Informative 45.2% 43.0% 39.9% 42.0% 44.0% 41.9% 41.7% 43.2% 41.7% 43.9%
Informative 52.9% 53.5% 56.5% 55.2% 53.3% 55.1% 54.7% 53.9% 54.3% 53.4%
Not Very Informative 1.8% 3.3% 3.4% 2.4% 2.4% 2.8% 3.6% 2.7% 3.6% 2.5%

Information Received From Law Schools

Very Informative 36.7% 36.1% 34.1% 35.6% 36.9% 35.2% 32.5% 35.0% 34.5% 36.9%
Informative 58.2% 57.8% 60.0% 59.4% 58.2% 58.0% 60.7% 60.1% 58.6% 58.3%
Not Very Informative 4.6% 5.6% 5.3% 4.5% 4.4% 6.3% 6.2% 4.5% 6.2% 4.5%

Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum

Yes 74.0% 73.7% 71.0% 71.8% 73.3% 71.8% 70.2% 74.2% 76.5% 74.9%
No 26.0% 26.3% 29.0% 28.2% 26.7% 28.2% 29.8% 25.8% 23.5% 25.1%

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