hume85 wrote:How many Bay Area firms or firms with large Bay Area offices come to OCI? Thank you in advance.
23 total law firms visited OCI (several of which allow separate interview bids for different offices, such as Paul Hastings in Palo Alto and San Francisco), with a total for 419 potential interview slots for those offices. Some of those offices' interview slots are overlapped with other cities not in the Bay Area (i.e. the same slot could be eligible for bidding by somebody who wanted San Francisco or, say, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Seattle, etc.). I could be slightly off in these numbers but I think I added them up right.
There is also a very strong regional interviewing program that takes place before OCI. I am unsure of the firms that are there for this, but most people I know got between 7-10 interviews.
I do not know if this is higher or lower than other east coast law schools. What I do know is that we have a very strong California contingency (UC Berkeley and UCLA are the 4th and 5th most represented undergraduate schools in the class of 2014), and we wouldn't have one if we didn't do a good job of sending graduates back to California.