2x 20 min interviews, a day apart
Interview 1: pre-read case file discussed, discussion in German; Interview 2: pre-read case file discussed
Be familiar with basic ideas about law if you can, enjoy the experience.
Remember this advice isn't official. There is no guarantee it will reflect your experience because university applications can change between years. Check the official Cambridge and Oxford websites for more accurate information on this year's application format and the required tests.
Also, someone else's experience may not reflect your own. Most interviews are more like conversations than tests and like, any conversation, they are quite interactive.
Test taken: LNAT
Number of interviews: 2
Skype interview: No
Time between each interview: 1 day
Length of interviews: 20 minutes each
Before each interview, I was given a case file written by a senior judge to read in 30 minutes. The questions in the interview were based on my understanding of this document. They were things like "What do you think about this decision?", "Why did Lord x say this?", "What would be a possible defence for y in this situation?", "What if this fact changes?". This part of the interview was quite intense but the interviewers aren’t trying to intimidate, they’re just trying to elicit deeper responses from you and see the extent of your understanding.
Because I was one of the candidates for law and German law, my first interview ended with a short conversation in German to test the language skills. The conversation was fairly basic in level, about equivalent to A level standard. They asked why I liked to learn German in particular, if I had ever been to Germany, and then saw me out.
I used practice papers, attended
You can’t really prepare for interviews but you can try to practice. See if subject teachers at your sixth form are willing to give you
Try to enjoy the interview! Easier said than done but try to take them kind of lightly - you got to this stage so you deserve it!! Don’t pay attention to what others have said about their interviews - you can never tell or predict what the interviewers are thinking so there’s no point stressing yourself out!
Have a nice few days in Oxford, meet some pals, get ice cream from G&Ds. It’s great!!