Posted on 10 October 2017

LNAT information talk

Today the spotlight is on the law department and supporting students who want to progress into studying law at university.

Law is a highly regarded and intellectually challenging subject. The skills it nurtures, those of analysis, interpretation, constructing and presenting an argument, are relevant for a number of different careers, most obviously but not exclusively, the legal profession.

Due to the intense competition for places on a law undergraduate course and the high calibre of applicants, for the past few years, several (mostly Russell group) universities have required applicants to sit an admissions test - The Law National Aptitude Test, more commonly known as the LNAT. Recently, the department has been supporting students who intend on applying for a place to read law at one or more of the following LNAT subscribing universities: Bristol, Durham, Glasgow, King’s College London, Nottingham, Oxford, SOAS and University College London.

The department have run two dedicated lunchtime support sessions which have sought to prepare students for the rigours of this entrance exam. The LNAT is a two and a quarter hour exam comprised of two parts; a series of multiple choice questions based upon passages of text and a written essay. Its purpose is not to assess students’ legal knowledge, but rather to ascertain whether students keen to study law possess the skills required to do so.

The first session focused on familiarising students with the practicalities of the LNAT, whilst the second concentrated on practising some past LNAT questions in timed conditions so that students become accustomed to what is expected of them. Each session also provided a time to ask questions and meet and share experiences with other likeminded students.

Good luck to all those taking the LNAT this year and if you are interested in pursuing a career in law and think studying law at the College is for you, take a look at our course page here.