Re Transferring from PT to FT for career :
There is no stigma attached to being Part time Day or Part time evening. When I was a 2L, I took 2 evening classes because my schedule was a bit crazy (part time job at a small firm required 20/hrs week minimum) and was VERY impressed with the quality of students represented. There are several BLS students that work full time and simply do not have the $$ or time/resources to undertake a full time schedule. Several of these students are now working at large corporate firms and really brought class discussion to a new level.
As to jobs, I took 1 summer class in 1L while working for a federal judge. The summer classes start at 6:30 or 7 pm and are usually once or twice a week. I received an A in that class and the curve was VERY favorable. I think employers were VERY impressed at my ability to juggle an evening class and a full time day job that 1L summer, and also work part time in 2L while being a FT student.
If you are a PT day student, the worst thing that can happen is you would graduate a semester later than everyone else. If you take an average of 1-2 summer classes each year, you can still graduate on time. Moreover, there are several acvities and indepdent study projects that give you credit for minimal effort. For ex, in 3L I carried about 15 credits but I only had 2 classes. One was a 2 cr indepdent study and the other 4 credits was a clinic (which doubled as "work experience" on my resume!).
So you can see, how going to BLS is a bargain. You get a top notch resume by graduation, AND you save money!!!
I dont see how anyone would want to choose another school if NYC is your desired place of employment.
I also dont need to mention that BLS has an excellent bar passage rate, and most 3L's are a head of the game when BAR/BRI starts because NY law is emphasized in some classes.