Toronto Forum: Comparison of Data for 2010–2017

Forum Participation

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of Attendees 715 899 688 437 384 359 364 379
Number of Participating Law Schools 113 135 146 134 116 95 106 102

Summary of Attendees

Biographical Information

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Gender
Male 37.5% 40.4% 37.3% 40.5% 33.9% 32.9% 32.1% 33.3%
Female 62.5% 58.4% 61.7% 58.8% 64.3% 64.4% 63.5% 65.3%
Age
23 or Less - 58.7% 62.3% 51.9% 60.7% 53.3% 51.4% 56.3%
24–40 Years - 36.4% 35.0% 45.1% 34.4% 41.5% 42.9% 37.6%
Over 40 Years - 4.7% 2.8% 3.0% 4.9% 5.2% 5.8% 6.1%
Race/Ethnicity* Note about Race/Ethnicity data
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3% 0.3% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 31.1% 30.6% 31.2% 25.4% 30.7% 24.9% 22.3% 31.2%
Black/African American 7.7% 8.9% 10.5% 11.0% 8.6% 8.6% 14.8% 11.2%
Caucasian/White 52.6% 42.8% 41.5% 44.2% 48.4% 44.5% 47.0% 43.7%
Hispanic/Latino 2.4% 2.2% 3.8% 2.7% 4.2% 3.6% 2.2% 2.7%
Canadian Aboriginal 0.1% 1.0% 0.9% 1.4% 0.5% 1.7% 0.5% 0.3%
Not Indicated - 17.8% 18.2% 19.5% 14.1% 21.8% 17.0% 15.2%
Total Minority Attendance 50.3% 44.0% 40.2% 37.1% 43.2% 37.6% 39.6% 42.1%
Student Status
Full-Time Student 46.1% 39.1% 43.3% 36.4% 43.1% 32.6% 27.2% 27.5%
Part-Time Student 4.7% 3.9% 2.6% 2.7% 6.4% 4.7% 2.5% 6.1%
Not a Student 49.2% 31.5% 30.6% 42.6% 37.0% 37.6% 51.4% 40.3%
Employment
Full-Time 37.8% 25.9% 23.2% 31.6% 31.3% 32.0% 37.9% 28.0%
Part-Time 36.0% 28.4% 33.2% 28.6% 36.5% 25.4% 29.4% 28.8%
Not Employed 26.1% 11.8% 14.6% 14.9% 17.7% 21.5% 19.5% 18.7%
Seasonal - - - - - - - 4.0%
Expected Law School Enrollment Year
Within 1 Year - - - - 62.8% 60.2% 65.9% 59.5%
Within 2 Years - - - - 18.0% 11.3% 12.1% 11.7%
Within 3 Years - - - - 3.4% 3.3% 1.1% 1.3%
Within 4 Years - - - - 1.3% 0.8% 0.5% 0.8%
Not Sure - - - - 4.2% 4.7% 5.2% 4.5%
Uncertain if I Will Apply to Law School - - - - 1.8% 1.4% 1.6% 1.9%
Not Planning to Enroll - - - - 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.0%
Province of Permanent Residence
Alberta - 1.4% 1.0% 0.7% 0.3% 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
British Columbia - 0.4% 1.5% 0.7% 1.0% 1.4% 1.4% 0.5%
Manitoba - 0.1% 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3%
Nova Scotia - 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0%
Ontario - 92.4% 91.3% 94.5% 93.8% 91.4% 91.2% 91.5%
Quebec - 1.0% 0.7% 0.2% 1.6% 0.6% 1.4% 0.5%

*Attendees who selected more than one Race/Ethnicity category are represented in each of the categories selected.

At the Forum

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Information Received from Law Schools
Very Informative - 25.3% 35.0% 31.9% 31.6% 35.3% 42.4% -
Informative - 57.6% 56.7% 59.6% 57.9% 58.8% 54.5% -
Not Very Informative - 16.2% 8.3% 6.4% 10.5% 0.0% 3.0% -
Considering Schools Not Previously Considered as a Result of the Forum
Yes - 71.4% 61.0% 68.1% 58.3% 94.1% 78.8% -
No - 28.6% 39.0% 31.9% 41.7% 5.9% 21.2% -