The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) helps you decide if law is the right career path for you. At Durham the test helps us to assess your aptitude for the skills required to study law and we use the results, alongside other parts of the UCAS form, to help select the applicants we think are most likely to succeed on our course.
The LNAT is a test of your:
LNAT is a two-part test – multiple choice questions based on passages of text and an essay.
The multiple-choice part of the test is marked out of 42 and this, as well as your essay, are made available to the universities you apply to help in the selection process.
LNAT is an essential requirement before we consider your application.
You will need to register and book your LNAT before 15 January in the year in which you apply, which is the same date by which you must have submitted your UCAS application. You will need to sit LNAT before 20 January in the year in which you apply. You should ensure that you link Durham to your LNAT account. If you don’t do this then we cannot easily access your results which will delay a decision being made on your application.
You cannot sit LNAT more than once in any year and results cannot be carried forward from one year to the next.
You can find out more about LNAT, including registration and testing dates, how to prepare for the test and sample papers at LNAT.