From what I gather, most PT programs are not viewed on the same level as the FT programs. The only exceptions are if you have had a meaningful job for a while or if you have family obligations (mother busy raising her kids for example). When I got into GULC PT, I asked some lawyers the same question. What I found out was that they all know that PT programs are easier to get in to. You can't just go to a PT program, grab a random nearby job, and hope that you will be looked upon favorably. Employers aren't stupid and know this trick very well.
I ended up choosing a lesser ranked FT program over GULC PT. If you are going PT, I suggest to go to a PT program that is "top dog" in the area. So GULC PT for DC, Fordham PT for NYC, Loyola for LA. IMO, the respectable PT programs are GULC and Fordham. Going to law school in the evening blows, so you mind as well do it for a school that will make it worth your while.