It's a good school and also easy to switch into the full-time division after your first year. I think both divisions share mostly the same profs, and I believe a lot of the upper year electives for both divisions are held in the evening anyway. Kent is especially strong in IP and Labor.
With a 171 though, I'm sure you could get into the full-time division from the get-go though, and probably a host of higher-ranked schools too. It seems like most schools care more about the LSAT, and you've got strong reasons for the GPA dip.