2x 30-45 min interviews, 1 day apart
Interview 1: case/statute and scenario given before, motivations; Interview 2: scenario given during interview
Practice papers in books, general wider reading
Know about current affairs and your personal statement; had mock interviews. Ask for clarification in interview if you're not sure about something.
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: 30-45 minutes each
My first interview was based on a piece of text/statute and a case scenario, which were then discussed in the interview along with my general interest in law.
In my second interview, I was given a scenario in the interview and just discussed that.
I used the practice papers in
I made sure I was fully up to date on current affairs, particularly those to do with the constitution. Keep a track of any interesting legal developments, particularly niche ones like in driverless cars.
Most importantly make sure you are clued up on everything you wrote in your personal statement. Show interest and be smiley and engaged. If you don’t know, don’t freeze. Try your best and always ask for clarification if you’re not sure. Sometimes it can be a trick question.
I also had some
I really enjoyed both my interviews, even though they were very different to what I expected.