Each school has their own regs about transferring from p/t to f/t, but yes, most allow you to transfer to f/t after a year without any problems.
They are giving fee waivers, FYI. I emailed and asked about them and they sent me one via email.
I'm not sure what I mean, honestly.
I'm not too well-versed in ADR. I only looked into the earnings for ADR-specialists because I was toying with the idea at one point of going to Pepperdine as well as Ohio State, and both have top ADR programs. But I was looking at job-postings, and most of them were in the 40,000-70,000 range, or sometimes even lower. I decided that if I was going into law, there had to be something that would interest me that would pay more. Besides, for whatever reason, as stands right now I don't find the idea of ADR particularly invigorating.
I've heard great things about their alternative dispute resolution program. I don't know if that's what I'd want to go into though, since part of my objective is to make a lot of money coming out of law schools, and ADR lawyers don't make as much money from what I've seen.