Fordham is the same as Georgetown regarding transferring from the evening division to the day division.
Do prospective employers favor full-time students over part-time students? No. Employers do not distinguish between full-time and part-time students. However, fewer part-time students elect to participate in the summer associate program because of their work commitments.
You should be aware that what this essentially means is that BigLaw, and even non-BigLaw firms that have summer associate programs, do in fact favor full-time students over part time students. If you don't get recruited into a summer associate program for a law firm that has them, especially in the current economy, your prospects for getting hired by the firm are extremely low. Further, some BigLaw firms do see a candidate who attended the night division as inferior to a candidate who attended the day division. If your are not interested in securing an associate position at a BigLaw firm or a law firm that has a summer associate program then it should not concern you.
Georgetown's ranking significantly ahead of Fordham will increase the marketability of your law degree for employers on a national level and in the D.C. area but, because Fordham has a strong regional reputation in the New York metropolitan area, the Georgetown law degree will not always give the same increased marketability over Fordham (especially if you exclude BigLaw firms) if you seek employment in NYC. It may make a difference with some NYC employers though.
Although I am a Fordham alumnus my advice would be to attend Georgetown. You cannot assume that employment in NYC will necessarily be the most desirable choice for you 3 years from now. The field of law is extremely competitive with the number of jobs available vastly outnumbered by the number of lawyers seeking employment. You should seek every advantage you can get and the greater national reputation and marketability of a Georgetown law degree can matter, particularly if you donít graduate in the upper quarter of your class.