The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) consists of two main sections, the A and B sections. Today we focus on Section B of the LNAT to help you start preparing for the LNAT essay section. We review how to structure your essays and how to select the right LNAT essay question. Our guide to Section A of the LNAT is here.
What is the LNAT, why is it used and how is it scored? The Law National Admissions Test (LNAT) is a 2 hour and 15 minute written test for law students applying to selected UK universities. It is a computer-based test that can be taken at different times with unique questions at each sitting.
The LNAT essay is an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to construct a reasoned, persuasive and balanced argument to the admissions tutors. You are probably used to writing essays at school and religiously follow the oft-repeated rule of answering the precise question: how can I take my LNAT essays one step further? Read on to find out how.
The purpose of a personal statement is, firstly, to demonstrate your interest in your chosen subject and, secondly, to demonstrate your suitability to study your chosen subject. These are the key principles to bear in mind when writing your personal statement in law.