Number of Registrants 3865 4060 4265 4046 3864 4314 - 4333 3815 2908
Number of Participating Law Schools 127 128 133 138 142 142 - 146 142 143
Summary of Registrants
Gender

Male

44.7% 44.1% 44.2% 41.7% 42.4% 40.8% - 37.2% 38.7% 38.3%

Female

55.3% 55.9% 55.8% 58.3% 57.6% 59.2% - 62.8% 61.3% 61.7%
Age

23 or Less

46.6% 50.8% 52.3% 52.7% 53.6% 54.4% - 51.0% 45.9% 46.3%

24-40

46.2% 42.9% 41.5% 40.9% 40.9% 40.6% - 44.4% 46.5% 48.0%

Over 40 Years

7.2% 6.3% 6.2% 6.3% 5.5% 5.0% - 4.6% 7.6% 5.7%
Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander

9.0% 10.7% 11.4% 11.7% 13.5% 12.5% - 13.4% 13.9% 12.2%

Black/African American

30.9% 29.4% 27.1% 24.5% 23.4% 23.8% - 23.9% 21.7% 23.0%

Caucasian/White

40.9% 41.6% 42.7% 44.8% 44.4% 45.0% - 45.1% 47.4% 46.3%

Chicano/Mexican American

.7% .5% .8% .6% .4% .7% - .6% .6% .7%

Hispanic

8.0% 7.2% 7.9% 8.5% 7.2% 8.0% - 8.0% 7.7% 9.1%

Native American/Alaskan Native

.7% .6% .3% .3% .6% .5% - .4% .4% .5%

Puerto Rican

4.3% 4.2% 4.1% 3.8% 4.3% 3.4% - 2.8% 2.2% 2.2%

Canadian Aboriginal

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

Other

5.3% 5.7% 5.6% 5.8% 6.1% 6.1% - 6.0% 6.0% 6.0%

Total Minority Attendance

59.0% 57.8% 57.2% 55.3% 55.5% 55.0% - 55.1% 52.6% 53.7%
Student Status
Full-time Student 41.8% 43.4% 41.5% 40.9% 38.8% 37.0% - 35.3% 34.3% 39.2%
Part-time Student 6.9% 6.9% 6.0% 5.8% 4.9% 5.2% - 4.5% 5.1% 5.4%
Undergraduate Student: Senior 24.9% 28.6% 22.2% 21.5% 18.3% 20.2% - - - -
Undergraduate Student: Junior 8.4% 7.2% 6.3% 7.0% 4.6% 4.4% - - - -
High School Student .5% .4% .4% .2% .3% .3% - - - -
Non-student 51.3% 49.7% 52.5% 53.3% 56.3% 57.9% - 60.2% 60.6% 55.3%
Employment
Full-time 54.2% 52.1% 54.8% 55.8% 57.3% 60.2% - 55.9% 60.2% 58.0%
Part-time 25.1% 26.5% 25.6% 24.8% 23.2% 21.7% - 22.5% 20.2% 24.4%
Summers Only 7.3% 7.3% 8.0% 8.3% 7.7% 7.0% - 6.4% 7.0% 6.0%
Not Employed 13.4% 14.1% 11.5% 11.1% 11.8% 11.1% - 15.3% 12.6% 11.6%
State of Permanent Residence
New York 61.0% 61.9% 47.8% 46.9% 42.4% 47.1% - 58.5% 59.2% 58.1%
New Jersey 17.2% 15.7% 15.5% 15.1% 10.0% 12.4% - 16.4% 16.8% 17.4%
Connecticut 2.5% 2.0% 2.2% 2.8% 1.8% 2.7% - 3.2% 3.7% 2.9%
Pennsylvania 3.7% 3.1% 3.7% 3.0% 3.1% 3.2% - 4.6% 4.4% 3.5%
Considering a Career Change
Yes 41.3% 38.2% 36.7% 38.2% 39.3% 40.0% - - - -
No 26.4% 28.6% 28.7% 26.8% 27.2% 26.6% - - - -
Question Not Applicable 32.3% 33.2% 34.6% 35.0% 33.5% 33.5% - - - -
Information Source
City Newspaper 10.1% 10.8% 8.1% 6.4% 8.8% 7.5% - 6.8% 6.9% 4.4%
Law Services Info. Book 44.9% 45.1% 32.4% 32.3% 28.4% 28.2% - 32.2% 14.0% 11.6%
Flier 12.8% 12.8% 12.1% 11.9% 8.9% 7.7% - 10.2% 12.0% 4.3%
Friend or Family Member 14.3% 13.2% 12.4% 11.3% 9.9% 11.4% - 12.2% 13.1% 14.0%
Advisor 10.0% 9.3% 8.6% 9.1% 7.5% 7.2% - 8.0% 4.8% 6.8%
Prelaw Club 4.6% 3.5% 3.0% 1.9% 1.5% 1.8% - 3.4% 2.2% 2.8%
Radio 2.7% 3.3% 1.8% 2.0% .0% .1% - .0% .1% .1%
World Wide Web - 2.6% 4.3% 6.4% 4.9% 25.2% - 35.5% 48.8% 52.4%

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

LSAC Website - - - - - 93.6% - 95.0% 92.8% 90.4%
Law School Site - - - - - 3.7% - 3.3% 6.4% 8.6%
Internet Search Engine - - - - - 3.7% - 1.8% 2.6% 1.6%
Website Banner Advertisement - - - - - 1.0% - .4% .5% .3%
Other Website - - - - - 1.0% - 1.7% 1.4% 2.6%

Distance Traveled

0-20 Miles 58.1% 58.2% 57.9% 57.3% 63.3% 61.4% - 61.0% 60.7% 62.9%
21-50 Miles 18.6% 23.2% 22.0% 23.3% 19.5% 18.3% - 20.7% 18.9% 20.1%
51-100 Miles 14.4% 11.5% 11.2% 13.0% 10.9% 12.3% - 11.4% 10.5% 9.2%
More Than 100 Miles 8.9% 7.1% 8.9% 6.4% 6.4% 8.0% - 6.9% 10.0% 7.8%

Questionnaire Results (12% return currently)

Time Spent at Forum

Less Than One Hour 16.2% 19.6% 20.8% 18.2% 20.0% 13.4% - 10.1% 7.9% 12.5%
1-2 Hours 44.4% 50.6% 50.5% 52.3% 54.5% 52.4% - 42.1% 41.4% 43.9%
2-3 Hours 24.6% 19.3% 16.3% 17.9% 16.7% 19.7% - 25.5% 22.3% 29.0%
3 or More Hours 14.8% 10.6% 12.4% 11.7% 8.8% 14.5% - 22.3% 28.3% 14.6%

Number of Tables Visited

None .1% .2% .0% .1% .2% .4% - .3% .4% .3%
1-5 13.3% 11.9% 11.2% 13.3% 14.4% 16.9% - 12.7% 8.0% 8.8%
6-10 32.6% 35.7% 39.8% 38.9% 39.6% 40.4% - 39.1% 37.7% 41.8%
11-15 31.1% 33.0% 33.0% 30.4% 33.1% 28.3% - 34.7% 35.2% 33.0%
16 or More 22.9% 19.2% 16.1% 17.2% 12.6% 13.9% - 13.2% 18.6% 16.0%

Describe Forum

Very Informative 43.0% 40.0% 41.1% 38.8% 38.3% 43.3% - 38.3% 39.1% 41.0%
Informative 55.7% 56.2% 55.8% 58.7% 57.3% 53.4% - 57.9% 57.5% 55.2%
Not Very Informative 1.2% 3.5% 3.1% 2.0% 4.3% 2.9% - 3.5% 3.1% 3.9%
Uninformative .1% .3% .0% .4% .1% .4% - .3% .3% 0.0%

Information Received From Law Schools

Very Informative 31.0% 32.1% 31.7% 30.9% 31.0% 32.8% - 30.1% 31.2% 35.8%
Informative 63.8% 61.7% 62.6% 64.4% 61.8% 60.4% - 64.2% 62.0% 57.5%
Not Very Informative 4.7% 5.8% 5.4% 4.3% 6.3% 6.4% - 4.9% 6.0% 6.7%
Uninformative .5% .4% .3% .4% .9% .4% - .8% .8% 0.0%

Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum

Yes 74.0% 73.7% 68.0% 69.2% 69.0% 72.1% - 75.4% 75.3% 72.7%
No 26.0% 26.3% 32.0% 30.8% 31.0% 27.9% - 24.6% 24.7% 27.3%

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

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