The School of Law uses the National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) test as an important part of its admissions process.
The most selective Law Schools, including Nottingham, use this test to assess a candidate’s potential for law degree studies.
The LNAT test must be taken by ALL applicants to the Law School, including mature students and overseas students. Exemption from the test may be granted in certain circumstances, e.g. where there is no test facility in the country where the candidate is resident. Application for exemption should be made to:
Law Admissions Office,
School of Law,
The University of Nottingham,
or email: Law Admissions Office
About the LNAT Test
The LNAT test is designed to test the candidate’s aptitude in the skills required for the academic study of law. It requires a high level of comprehension of information and an ability to reason clearly and accurately on the basis of that information. The essay section of the LNAT test is also used as an additional measure for assessment.
Details of the operation of the LNAT, including the timing for the sitting of the test and the location of the test centres, are available on the LNAT website. The website includes a description of the test, sample questions and a frequently asked questions section.
The LNAT score that is required to obtain an offer from the Law School will vary from year to year. That score will depend upon the number and quality of applicants each year.
The requisite score may also vary, either up or down, in respect of certain groups of students, for example students offering non-traditional A level subjects or overseas students.
The LNAT test must be taken before the closing date indicated on the LNAT website. For overseas candidates and others with a special reason for late submission, we can accept a later sitting.
Candidates are advised to book a test date well before that deadline. If you are unable to take the test because of illness, or would be disadvantaged in taking the test on a particular day because of illness or other sufficient impediment, you should arrange a postponement to a more suitable date.
The LNAT score may be the deciding factor on which we determine whether to offer you a place at the University of Nottingham so it is important that you allow time to postpone your test, if necessary, to ensure that your score is a true reflection of your ability.
When you register for your LNAT test you must ensure that you include Nottingham in the list of universities to whom you have applied. Unless that information is given we may not be able to retrieve your LNAT score. In that case, we will not know that you have taken the LNAT test and your application may be rejected for that reason.