BruceWayne wrote:The reality is that no on on here definitively knows the answer to this and a lot of it is just baseless speculation.
I'd say speculation based on dozens of 2L anecdotes is far from baseless.
Generally, at MVP (my MVP, at least):
Huge majority of top 1/3 got BigLaw in market of their choice
Middle 1/3 got BigLaw if they chose the right market, bid well and interviewed at least decently
Bottom 1/3 generally didn't get BigLaw, with a few exceptions (LR write-on, lots of WE, spectacular interviewer, attractive female, or IP)