I am going to PT program because:
1. My job pays fairly well - big opportunity cost if I quit
2. I kinda know what area of law I want to specialize in and I am currently in that field
3. Own a house
4. Married but no kid
5. In between mid 20 and 30 so I think I will fit in better with working professional, married type of people.
If none of the above applied, I think I would have went with the full time. I am not really looking forward to 4 years of full time work and evening law school. Plus I gotta wear suit to class everyday since my work is business professional. I would rather show up in jeans and flip flop.
I would LOVE to go to school around 9 AM to attend classes, read and study in between classes, hangout with fellow students in the evening discussing law, participate in all kinds of societies and networking events, you know, the whole works.
I was going to do PT, but got into a FT dream school I couldn't turn down.
1) quit the FT job I really hated and got 2 PT jobs working evenings and weekends
2) I am married with 1 child, own my own house 65 miles away from school, so I commute
3) I do study in between classes and at night after the family sleeps (if I had to)
4) in my mid 30's, so I'm the old guy in my section, but my classmates are fairly mature so I don't feel that generation gap except when I tell them I voted for Clinton the first time he ran.
in retrospect, I think going full time was the best decision. The adjustment in family and work schedule worked out well for me anyways. The 3.5 hours a day of class time isn't that bad. If I had gone to a PT program, I would still need to spent the time studying, whereas now I use the weekend to work and weekday to "relax". I get done in 3 years and not 4. I don't actually know how employers view the difference, but I think for most non-trad, that won't be a problem. FT program always out-rank their PT counterpart, again, don't know if that matters.