They care about where you stand in the ratings. If you graduate at the top of your class, they will want you. If you graduate in the lower half, most won't want you at all. No, an employer is not going to care if you worked part-time while going to school. Many people do that, probably most. If it is the 8 years that you are wondering about, if flunking a few times and retaking the course is what took you so long, yes, they will care. If it was a 4 year course and it took you 8, and you worked a lot through that, they probably won't care, if your grade is high enough.
Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Employment law experience.