As far as getting into law school ... or pre-law experiences goes ... it probably doesn't matter one way or another - I would personally pick whichever I thought I would enjoy more or would feel "better" about doing ...which leads me to a question.I have 2 minors that I will be finishing up in the next two quarters, but I have always had an agreement w/ myself that if I was going to get a bad grade in a minor class I would rather forfeit the minor to keep my GPA ... however, I did put on my resume/applications that I am pursuing a minor ... if I quit, would I need to contact my schools and let them know? (to avoid "lying" *gasp* on the apps and screwing myself over for the bar?)
I would say it depends on the minor and how it plays out in your law aspirations. I don't think a minor or an internship will make much of a difference from an adcom p.o.v., but a minor might be helpful on a resume if it compliments the direction you plan to go in law (business, area studies for an international focus, etc). Unless the internship is helping you branch in way that your previous internship didn't, I might pass it up if I already have a decent cumulative work experience (in the part-time job sense, it's obvious that you are still in school), I personally do better when I research while taking classes instead of working, but everyone is different. Hope that helps...
I'd say take the internship. Even if it doesn't help you with LS admissions, it is likely to help you when you start to look for a job after 1L. Many of my classmates who had legal internships or worked with lawyers before law school have offers to come back after 1L for the summer, while the rest of us who have no connections are going to have to struggle to beat out 1000 1L candidates for the same position. Even if that internship can't offer you a job itself, the connections you make there may be able to tell you about other opportunities. As for the minor- I don't think it's at all that pertinent unless you'll develop fluency in a useful foreign language (Latin, not so much).
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