Which one is considered the "better" course? Is Kaplan Bar prep regarded in the same light as Kaplan LSAT prep? (Not too great?)
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Well I guess it depends on how risk-averse you are. I don't think anyone would hold it against you if you took the legal internship. But that's just speculation on my part.
Sorry to say, but it's kind of late in the game to be picky, isn't it?
I found out that my interview will be with one of the partners (the partner that is my contact's contact). Still trying to gauge how excited or not excited to get about this, based on my Tier 2 school and almost top 1/3 grades.
It again sounds like your interviewing for a position under that guy not necessarily in the summer program. Research the partner and his practice areas, make sure you can talk about it with some confidence, more than just the basic, see if you can find some recent cases he worked on and read them. Make yourself an expert as much as you can on that practcie areas, do a search on ALJ or Am Jur for a primer on the area of law. Also know some stuff about the guy that recommended you in case he asks. Bring copies of your resume, any LORs, and a SHORT writing sample. Donít worry so much about your school/grades, if the guy is hiring you to work under him the interview is going to matter more than your papers. Like I said before these decisions are not made by committee, itís likely he will decide to bring you on or not himself. Maybe even during the interview. Good luck. And thank your referral big time.