Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) - What is it and how to prepare?

Rebecca Dowbiggin
March 19th 2020

A growing number of UK Universities now require prospective undergraduate Law students to sit the Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT). These universities include Bristol, Durham, KCL, LSE, Nottingham, Oxford and UCL, amongst others. The LNAT is not developed to test a student’s knowledge of Law, or indeed of any other subject; it is designed to be a test of aptitude rather than educational achievement. The skills that students need to perform well in the LNAT are those they require to succeed in the study of Law at undergraduate level. 

If you are applying to any university that requires the LNAT as part of its admissions procedure, thorough preparation will be necessary as your LNAT score will undoubtedly determine your chances of success.

The LNAT itself consists of two parts – the first section is a computer-based, multiple-choice exam for which you are required to read passages of text and answer questions that test your comprehension. This section of the test is graded out of 42 and your mark is termed your ‘LNAT score’. In the second part of the test, you are required to write an essay, selected from a choice of three proposed titles. This essay does not contribute to your LNAT score but allows an examiner to evaluate your ability to synthesise ideas, construct a compelling and argument and reach a logical conclusion. Both the LNAT score and essay are made available to universities where they are then used alongside standard methods of selection (such as A-Level grades), university applications (inclusive of Personal Statements), and admissions interviews, to give a more accurate and rounded impression of a student’s abilities.


The team at William Clarence are adept at preparing students to score highly in this challenging test. Our LNAT webinar will outline everything you need to know about the LNAT, providing you with the foundational knowledge of the LNAT you require to successfully commence your preparations. 

  • Outlining the basics: what exactly is the LNAT, how to register, what to expect from the test day.
  • Explaining what the test is and how it is marked. By understanding the mechanics of the LNAT, students can ensure that they understand exactly what is required in terms of preparation in order to score highly.
  • Detailing how to approach the multiple-choice section of the test, including ways to improve essential verbal reasoning and critical thinking skills. 
  • Analysing what the examiners are looking for in the essay section of the test and how we recommend students prepare. 


  • Module 1 - Tuesday 31st March, 9am - 10am UK time 
  • Module 2 - Tuesday 7th April, 9am - 10am UK time 
  • Module 3 - Tuesday 14th April 9am - 10am UK time


  • £90+VAT per student per module
  • £250+VAT per student for full course

Please register your inerest by contacting the team on 02074128988 or emailing us at