Miami Forum: Comparison of Data for 2008–2017

Forum Participation

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of Attendees 925 1,057 710 744 731 612 474 428 463 500
Number of Participating Law Schools 150 169 168 170 176 181 172 164 163 167

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Gender
Male 38.7% 38.3% 38.2% 39.8% 39.4% 36.5% 36.5% 31.9% 29.7% 31.2%
Female 61.3% 60.9% 61.1% 59.7% 60.2% 63.1% 62.0% 66.2% 69.2% 67.5%
Age
23 or Less 51.0% 50.5% 49.1% 54.2% 51.4% 56.8% 54.1% 51.4% 53.7% 53.2%
24–40 Years 42.3% 42.6% 41.5% 38.1% 42.4% 35.9% 37.9% 42.6% 38.1% 40.7%
Over 40 Years 6.7% 7.0% 9.4% 7.6% 6.3% 7.5% 7.9% 6.0% 8.3% 6.2%
Race/Ethnicity* Note about Race/Ethnicity data
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.8% 0.8% 1.3% 1.2% 0.8% 0.8% 1.7% 0.9% 1.7% 1.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3.3% 5.1% 3.2% 5.5% 5.7% 5.1% 6.7% 4.4% 4.7% 5.2%
Black/
African American
18.3% 26.2% 24.1% 19.9% 21.0% 24.5% 22.3% 28.0% 26.1% 28.4%
Caucasian/
White
37.1% 32.3% 32.9% 35.2% 35.5% 31.8% 34.4% 28.0% 30.1% 35.1%
Chicano/
Mexican American
0.3% 0.1% - - - - - - - -
Hispanic/
Latino
33.8% 29.5% 38.0% 37.5% 39.0% 41.6% 38.2% 45.6% 46.8% 41.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander - - - - - - - - - 0.4%
Puerto Rican 2.5% 4.4% 3.5% 4.7% 4.6% 3.6% 4.6% 5.6% 4.7% 4.8%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/
Australian
- - 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% - - -
Not Indicated** Note about Race/Ethnicity Not Indicated - - 6.8% 8.4% 6.1% 4.5% 6.1% 3.5% 4.3% 3.2%
Other 3.9% 1.0% - - - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance 62.9% 70.0% 65.6% 60.5% 63.0% 69.3% 67.1% 78.5% 76.0% 68.5%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 52.2% 54.9% 47.3% 47.9% 48.2% 50.8% 46.3% 38.9% 44.0% 40.1%
Part-Time Student 6.5% 4.7% 4.8% 4.1% 3.0% 4.4% 5.0% 7.2% 6.0% 4.8%
Not a Student 41.3% 40.4% 33.8% 33.2% 35.1% 31.0% 36.1% 41.7% 40.8% 45.6%
Employment
Full-Time 49.0% 40.4% 40.5% 39.0% 37.9% 36.5% 36.7% 43.1% 39.3% 45.4%
Part-Time 27.5% 30.6% 27.7% 30.0% 29.9% 29.4% 29.6% 26.9% 30.3% 26.0%
Summers Only 5.6% 5.9% 5.2% 5.5% 3.7% 4.2% 2.7% 1.9% 1.7% 3.8%
Not Employed 17.7% 23.2% 17.5% 18.3% 18.8% 17.4% 24.0% 21.1% 24.6% 20.6%
Expected Law School Enrollment Year
Within 1 Year - - - - - - 72.0% 73.6% 75.0% 74.0%
Within 2 Years - - - - - - 12.1% 12.5% 10.5% 12.1%
Within 3 Years - - - - - - 2.3% 0.5% 1.1% 1.6%
Within 4 Years - - - - - - 1.0% 0.5% 0.4% 0.6%
Not Sure - - - - - - 2.1% 3.5% 2.1% 3.2%
Uncertain if I Will Apply to Law School - - - - - - 1.9% 0.7% 2.4% 1.2%
Not Planning to Enroll - - - - - - 0.4% 0.5% 0.0% 0.4%
State of Permanent Residence
Florida 90.7% 91.5% 91.0% 88.5% 90.5% 90.3% 91.6% 94.9% 90.0% 89.5%
New York 1.0% 0.9% 1.5% 3.1% 0.5% 1.0% 0.4% 0.2% 1.3% 1.6%
California 0.9% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.8% 0.6% 1.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.8%
Virginia 0.9% 0.2% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
New Jersey 0.7% 0.3% 0.1% 0.8% 0.3% 0.5% 0.8% 0.2% 0.4% 0.2%

*Beginning in 2010, attendees were offered racial/ethnic options more consistent with the new Department of Education guidelines. Attendees who selected more than one category are represented in each of the categories selected.

**Race/Ethnicity information may be missing for attendees who registered prior to 7/09 if they did not update the information in their LSAC account.

At the Forum

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative 48.7% 43.3% 48.3% 55.4% 48.2% 56.1% 61.0% 69.2% 70.7% -
Informative 44.9% 50.7% 47.4% 43.2% 48.2% 42.4% 34.2% 30.8% 22.0% -
Not Very Informative 6.3% 5.6% 4.4% 1.4% 3.5% 1.5% 2.4% 0.0% 7.3% -
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 97.6% 80.2% 86.5% 86.1% 85.4% 87.5% 82.9% 92.3% 82.8% -
No 2.4% 19.8% 13.5% 13.9% 14.6% 12.5% 17.1% 7.7% 17.1% -