The National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) was launched last year as a way for leading universities to distinguish the best candidates for their undergraduate law courses. It was sat for the first time in November 2004 by students applying to Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Nottingham, Warwick, Birmingham, Bristol and UEA, and other universities are expected to join the syndicate in advance of the 2005 test. Given the importance of a good result, and the fact that the test is very different from what many students will have experienced before, there is considerable demand for guidance as to how to prepare for the test and what kind of thing will be included. The LNAT syndicate themselves give out little information on the test to date only having published one sample paper. Mastering the National Admissions Test for Law aims to be a definitive guide to the subject, explaining what the test will involve, how best to prepare for it and the most successful techniques for approaching the questions. It also includes three practice tests for students to work through, along with complete sets of answers and explanations.
The information contained in the book is based on careful analysis of the sample paper and 2004 test as well as discussions with university law tutors. It is designed to give a practical insight into what universities are looking for from candidates. Students will need to work through sample tests rather than just referring to the book in a library. UCAS statistics for last year show that there were 20,730 applicants for undergraduate law courses, of which a substantial, and increasing, number will be required to take the LNAT. As such, this book will be essential reading for those wishing to secure a place at any of the universities in the LNAT.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Test. Guide to Approaching MCQs. Guide to Approaching Essay Questions 5. Sample Test Papers. Answers and Explanations for All MCQs. Sample Essays and Essay Plans
Mark Shepherd is a law graduate of Oxford University and is now a lawyer with international law firm Baker McKenzie. He has tutored students in various aspects of law, including preparing for the LNAT, and has also talked and given seminars on the subject.