I started outlining about 2-3 weeks in. Before that, I didn't think I had a big picture. But then again, my outlines don't really look like what some people consider the standard outline, so I say do what it best for you. That is what is most important.
I commute an hour each way and agree with Matthies that it can be done. But I wouldn't recommend listening to anything law related. Take the time to unwind and do anything but worry about law school. I sometimes would try to take the most scenic route I could home, just to get away. It was a nice break.
I agree. The Glannon Guide was very helpful, though some of the answers were off. (By off, I mean, the question used one figure and the answer substituted another one. If you realize that its a typo instead off freaking out and trying to get the same answer, you'll be fine.).
Can only reschedule if you have two exams scheduled at the exact same time. We know the exam schedule in advance, and if you're stupid enough to schedule three finals in two days, my school basically says tough luck.