San Francisco Forum: Comparison of Data for 2008–2017

Forum Participation

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of Attendees 285 424 415 550 512 305 413 338 329 413
Number of Participating Law Schools 118 119 139 136 140 126 147 138 130 222

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Gender
Male 42.3% 42.2% 36.1% 40.9% 36.6% 36.5% 33.4% 31.1% 30.9% 30.7%
Female 57.7% 57.7% 62.2% 57.8% 62.6% 62.9% 64.6% 66.0% 67.3% 67.4%
Age
23 or Less 26.9% 25.8% 29.2% 44.4% 45.3% 39.7% 49.7% 42.2% 41.4% 35.8%
24–40 Years 62.0% 63.7% 60.2% 48.1% 46.7% 50.8% 45.8% 52.0% 52.8% 57.3%
Over 40 Years 11.1% 10.5% 9.9% 7.6% 8.0% 9.4% 4.6% 5.9% 5.7% 7.0%
Race/Ethnicity* Note about Race/Ethnicity data
American Indian/
Alaska Native
1.1% 1.0% 3.1% 2.2% 2.9% 1.0% 2.2% 2.3% 3.3% 3.1%
Asian/
Pacific Islander
27.0% 22.1% 24.8% 27.7% 24.9% 28.7% 22.3% 20.0% 22.8% 24.9%
Black/
African American
9.9% 13.3% 16.9% 12.7% 14.5% 14.7% 9.4% 12.6% 14.1% 13.3%
Caucasian/
White
33.9% 42.1% 39.0% 33.5% 41.1% 39.7% 47.7% 39.6% 39.0% 41.8%
Chicano/
Mexican American
3.6% 4.5% - - - - - - - -
Hispanic/
Latino
12.4% 8.8% 18.3% 22.3% 21.3% 20.8% 26.9% 30.8% 30.0% 27.1%
Puerto Rican 1.1% 0.5% 0.5% 0.7% 0.6% 30.0% 1.9% 1.8% 1.2% 1.2%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Torres Strait Islander/
Australian
- - 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% - -
Not Indicated** Note about Race/Ethnicity Not Indicated - - 10.8% 12.3% 8.4% 7.2% 5.3% 7.6% 5.1% 7.5%
Other 10.9% 7.8% - - - - - - - -
Total Minority Attendance 66.1% 58.0% 58.8% 62.0% 55.0% 59.3% 58.1% 61.5% 66.3% 54.1%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 30.7% 34.4% 30.1% 39.9% 34.4% 29.3% 31.0% 25.2% 26.4% 23.2%
Part-Time Student 5.5% 5.4% 6.3% 2.5% 4.5% 2.3% 5.0% 5.0% 3.0% 2.4%
Not a Student 63.9% 60.3% 49.9% 40.4% 42.1% 51.1% 50.9% 52.8% 60.4% 58.9%
Employment
Full-Time 56.3% 53.4% 41.9% 37.0% 38.6% 43.6% 40.4% 46.3% 47.1% 48.3%
Part-Time 25.2% 25.1% 25.8% 21.9% 24.7% 25.7% 26.4% 24.0% 23.1% 22.5%
Summers Only 2.0% 4.4% 2.2% 7.2% 5.3% 2.0% 2.4% 0.6% 1.5% 2.2%
Not Employed 16.5% 17.2% 19.5% 19.0% 16.2% 14.0% 23.0% 20.5% 21.9% 17.6%
Expected Law School Enrollment Year
Within 1 Year - - - - - - 67.6% 64.2% 66.1% 65.9%
Within 2 Years - - - - - - 12.3% 14.1% 13.5% 15.2%
Within 3 Years - - - - - - 3.9% 1.2% 3.6% 1.2%
Within 4 Years - - - - - - 1.9% 2.3% 1.2% 0.7%
Not Sure - - - - - - 4.1% 6.5% 5.1% 4.8%
Uncertain if I Will Apply to Law School - - - - - - 2.7% 1.2% 1.2% 1.0%
Not Planning to Enroll - - - - - - 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.5%
State of Permanent Residence
California 91.3% 86.4% 93.3% 91.5% 90.0% 91.9% 88.9% 87.4% 88.3% 88.6%
Arizona 0.7% 1.2% 0.5% 0.5% 0.8% 0.3% 1.0% 0.3% 0.6% 0.5%
Oregon 0.3% 1.4% 0.2% 1.6% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.9% 1.0%
Nevada 0.7% 0.9% 1.0% 1.8% 1.6% 1.6% 1.2% 2.1% 3.3% 2.2%
Washington 1.4% 0.9% 0.5% 0.4% 0.8% 1.0% 0.7% 0.9% 0.9% 0.5%

*Beginning with the 2010 February Houston forum, 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 37.5% 36.8% 42.1% 40.0% 40.7% 45.9% 37.9% 43.2% 38.9% -
Informative 54.2% 55.3% 52.6% 49.3% 53.1% 50.8% 62.1% 47.7% 55.6% -
Not Very Informative 8.3% 7.9% 5.3% 10.7% 6.2% 3.3% 0.0% 9.1% 5.6% -
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes 80.6% 73.2% 73.9% 77.8% 86.8% 93.4% 88.9% 77.3% 72.2% -
No 19.4% 26.8% 26.0% 22.2% 13.2% 6.6% 11.1% 22.7% 27.8% -