2x 30 min interviews, half a day apart
Interview 1: A-levels, application of fictional laws to fictional situations, meaning of fictional statute; Interview 2: personal statement, case given night before
Know why you want to study your subject
Be ready to defend or change your position, with reasons.
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: half a day
Length of interviews: about 30 minutes each
I was given 1 question about my A levels. There was an exercise about applying fictional rules to fictional scenarios, and questions pushing this forwards. There was also a line of questions about determining the meaning of terms in a fictional statute.
There was 1 question about something I mentioned in my personal statement. I had been given a short case to read the night before. I was invited to say whether I sided with the majority or minority, and questioned on my position. I now know that the theme was on positivism and natural law.
I did 3 online practice papers, and a
There was no need to focus on
There was no preparation needed really: some reading around law generally may help you approach some of the questions but is unlikely to give you any immediate answers or particularly applicable knowledge.
Know why you want to study your subject.
It’s about how you think, so think out loud and have a go at everything. Be ready to defend your position and not afraid to admit you’re wrong or want to change your perspective, but explain why.