As long as you aren't multitasking while driving a car, it's all good and well. Ask yourself if 1.5 hours is really enough prep time for your classes. Also ask yourself if the environment will be conducive to studying - if you're on the DC Metro or the NYC Subway, it's out of the question. LIRR? Fuggeddaboudit!I see people here who prep in the 5 minutes before class by scanning a case brief from some summary book or the like, so I wouldn't put that in the same category as what you're suggesting. Do whatever works for you.
I live approximately 1.5 hours from my school; work about 20 hours a week; and go to school full-time. My recommendation after doing it for over a semester is to avoid it if possible, its a lot of stress on you and your family (for some reason you have "not studying guilt"; I should be home studying but I'm at work)...The train is okay to study on, what I have noticed though is that people start to recognize you and then no matter how many books you have open in front of you they want to talk. And then they figure out you're in law school and they want to talk even more...I have found that if you wear an ipod or something they leave you alone...All that aside, I did it my first semester and did just fine grade wise. Emotional/stress wise I've probable aged a little...Good Luck.
are you coming from Long Island to go to school in NYC, or vice versa? It makes a difference. Trains are more crowded in the morning going towards the city, and more crowded in the afternoon going towards Long Island.I don't think one can study effectively, if at all, on the subway. Not a good plan.