Ive been wondering the same thing. Im planning on applying to both FT an PT programs and lettign the adcomms help me decide. Applying PT at g-town, george washington, maryland and temple. and full time to those and others. Ive been working for 5 years. and i think there are huge avantages to keeping the career ball rolling. should definitely help on the back end of law school with employability. and the $ is tough to ignore. going to a state school (Temple) PT and working, vs going to a private FT and not working is about a $350,000 difference over 3 years, factoring in tuition and lost wages. of course you could account for that with a significant salary differential. but it would have to be quite large, and you have to factor in opportunity costs. for example. I could feasibly buy another house, or make significant investments during and immediately after law school if I went the part time route, those investments would have to wait a while otherwise.
but we'll see. this is all stream of coinsciousness. of course it goes beyond money. Ill likely go to the school where I'd get the best legal education becaseu Im looking to make an impact in my field. If it comes down between Penn and Temple, thats a no brainer. But Temple FT and Temple PT... Im going PT.