From the Inside Flap
Soaring applicant numbers in recent years have seen fierce competition for places to study law at university, with many universities receiving up to 20 applications per place. In response to this, the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) was launched last year as a way for leading universities to identify 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. The University of Glasgow, Manchester Metropolitan and King's College, London have already indicated their intention to join the LNAT syndicate for the 2005 test and other universities are shortly expected to follow suit.
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 what the test will involve and what admissions tutors will be looking for. Mastering the LNAT is a definitive guide to the subject, explaining the background to the test, how best to prepare for it and the most successful techniques for approaching the questions. Comprehensive guidance is included on both the multiple choice section and essay section of the test, as well as analysis of previous test results and details of the procedure for sitting the test and how the results are calculated and used. The book also includes five practice tests for students to work through, along with complete sets of answers and explanations and a range of sample essays and essay plans.
The information contained in the book is based on a careful analysis of past and sample papers, as well as discussions with admissions tutors and detailed consultations with students. It is designed to give a practical, hands-on insight into what universities are looking for from candidates, rather than simply being a reference work found in a library, and is presented in an accessible and easy to understand format. As such, it is essential reading for those wanting to give themselves the best possible chance of securing a place at the university of their choice.
About the Author
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.