Law National Admissions Test (LNAT): Mock Tests
What is the LNAT?
The Law National Admissions Test (LNAT) is an extremely tough assessment, which helps universities to determine the candidates who are the best fit for their law programme.
The LNAT is really difficult to revise for, because it requires the candidate to have an in-depth understanding of various sociological issues. The questions are designed to test you on skill which you'll need to work within the legal sector. This means that the LNAT is not a test of a candidate's knowledge, but of their aptitude and skill.
There are two different sections to the LNAT examination:
The first stage of the LNAT is the multiple choice section. This is computer based, and will require candidates to answer 42 questions based on 12 passages. The passages will contain 3 or 4 questions, with 4 options to choose from each question. The test will take 1 hour and 35 minutes to complete.
There are three different types of question that you can expect to answer during the multiple choice section of your LNAT examination:
-Argument questions. The majority of the passages that you encounter will take the form of an argument, on the part of the speaker(s). Part of the difficulty of the LNAT is to be able to recognise what the speakers are trying to argue, and their position/opinion on the subject at hand. You should expect to encounter argument questions similar to, 'What is the main argument that the speaker is trying to make?'
-Literary questions. Literary style questions focus on meaning and how well the author demonstrates their point. You'll be asked the meaning of different words or phrases, and tested on why the speaker uses certain terms in their argument/for what reason. You should expect to encounter literary questions similar to, 'Which of the following terms is used to demonstrate…'
-Analytical questions. Analytical questions are focused on interpretation and the wider framework in which arguments are being made. Often, you'll be asked to look at what kind of things are suggested or implied by the speaker, and asked to select which answer option best represents the speaker's views. You should expect to encounter analytical questions similar to, 'Which of the following is implied, but not stated by the author?'
Now, take a look at our list of the top Multiple Choice question tips, before having a go at the sample exercise beneath.
- You have 42 questions to answer in the time frame of 1 hour and 35 minutes. You need to make sure to distribute your time wisely;
- Aim for an equal amount of time per question. You will find some questions easier than others. Finding the right balance of timing is crucial;
- Reading the passage is extremely important. Read the passage carefully in order to gain a complete understanding of the concepts, tone of voice, position that the author holds, the argument being made, etc;
- You will receive a mark for each correct answer, no marks are deducted for incorrect answers. So, if you really are struggling to work out the correct answer, eliminate the answers that you know to be incorrect, and take a guess out of the remaining answers;
- You can skip a multiple-choice question and come back to it by marking them for 'review'. You will need to go back to the question before you finish the multiple choice section. You will not be able to go back to the multiple choice questions once you begin the essay section.
LNAT Mock Tests - Sample Multiple-Choice Question
Speaker A: For years, debate has raged around the idea of whether zoos are ethical. There are various arguments on both sides of the fence, with animal rights campaigners amongst the foremost of these.
Primary amongst the arguments that animal rights campaigners put forward, is the idea that zoos reduce the natural instinct of animals. For example, if a meat-eater that would actively hunt in the wild is hand fed by humans for its entire existence, then it will completely lose its natural instinct to hunt for itself. Thus, zoos are severely limiting the animals under their protection. Secondly, there is the fact that the animals are being used for public entertainment. Zoos might claim that they are providing a safe haven for animals on the brink of extinction, but they completely undermine the benefit of this by offering free reign to the public to observe the animals through cages. Children scream at them, banging on the glass. People ogle and stare and disturb the poor, frightened creatures. How would we like it if someone did this to us?
Speaker B: As a regular zoo-goer and enthusiast, I have always been at odds with the idea of 'how would we like it if someone did this to us?' This is a very flawed concept, but one that do-gooders seem to have adopted as a mantra when it comes to animals. How would you like it if someone put you on a lead, and walked you round the park? Well, my dog seems to enjoy it very much, I'll have you know. Zoos are kind to animals. They feed them and keep them from becoming extinct, and the way that they do this is via the revenue generated from visitors. The proof is in the pudding. Although a noble cause, animal charities and donations do not make anywhere near the profit that zoos make. Many of them struggle to survive, and although the animals are well looked after, these sanctuaries often just cannot be sustained. So the next time you look at a nearly extinct animal, and criticise zoo-goers for ogling it through a cage, remember that these same people are the ones funding the survival of its species.
Which of the following provides the most accurate description of why Speaker B dislikes the statement, 'how would you like it if someone did this to us?'
A – Speaker B dislikes this statement because she feels that it is counterintuitive to try and put human beings in the same position as animals.
B – Speaker B dislikes this statement because she feels that many of the same people who use it also own domesticated pets.
C – Speaker B dislikes this statement because she feels that it is used in many cases where animals are being treated respectfully and with kindness.
D – Speaker B dislikes this statement because she feels that it is used in many cases where she does not want to imagine how she'd feel if someone did the same thing to her.
Answer = C. Speaker B dislikes this statement because she feels that it is used in many cases where animals are being treated respectfully and with kindness.
Explanation = While it is true that Speaker B comments on the relationship between people who use this statement and domesticated pets, this is not the main reason she dislikes this statement. She clearly states, 'my dog seems to enjoy it very much, I'll have you know. Zoos are kind to animals. They feed them and keep them from becoming extinct, and the way that they do this is via the revenue generated from visitors.'
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The second section of the LNAT is the essay section. In this section, you will need to answer one question out of a possible three. You should construct an essay based answer of no longer than 750 words, and will have 40 minutes to complete this part of the assessment. In order to pass the essay section, candidates will need to construct a good quality argument, which is written in a persuasive and detailed manner.
While candidates will not be expected to have a complete understanding of the essay topics which appear in the examination, you will be expected to create a sustained argument based on what you do know, and this should include explanations, assumptions and analysis.
When taking this part of the exam, it's important that you choose a question where you feel comfortable enough to write 600 + words on the subject, in an analytical manner. You can prepare for this by keeping yourself informed on current affairs. This will ensure that you aren't caught out by unexpected questions.
Now, take a look at our list of the top Essay question tips, before looking over our sample LNAT essay question.
- Planning is key in this exercise. Before you start your essay, make sure you work through a mental or physical structure of how you will lay out your answer. This will make writing the essay so much easier, instead of just winging the essay off the top of your head.
- Keep your essay between 500-600 words. Remember that quantity does not = quality.
- Don't sit on the fence. The assessors want you to pick one side of the argument. You can acknowledge opposing arguments to your own, but only do this to disprove or reinforce your own side of the argument.
- Educated assumptions work just as well as facts. Provided you back your assumptions up with logic and reasoning, your essay will still score highly.
LNAT Mock Tests - Sample LNAT Essay Question
"Does the Snoopers' Charter infringe on our human rights?"
This question focuses on your ability to discuss your opinions and provide valuable explanations and examples for both sides, whilst choosing a definitive side of the argument.
For. To argue 'for' the Snoopers' Charter infringing on our rights, the key points you could include are:
• The cost of introducing the changes will hit consumers hardest. The government have not considered the enormous costs involved in collecting and holding such a large amount of data for ISP companies. In order to cope with this, it is inevitable that service providers will have to increase the cost of using their services.
• There is absolutely no need for the government to get involved in what the average person looks at online. The majority of people are law-abiding citizens, who deserve the benefit of the doubt. The government are acting as if all Internet users are guilty of criminal activity.
• By introducing such widespread data collection techniques, the government are asking for trouble. If this data fell into the wrong hands then the results could be disastrous. We are essentially giving unlimited power to ISP employees, who can view all of their customer data, and theoretically use this for their own purposes, i.e. blackmail.
• This extreme level of surveillance is exactly what has been warned about in books such as 1984, and is reminiscent of the actions of totalitarian dictators in other countries. Do we not have human rights? The government is ramping up the level of control it has over its public, under the guise of protecting them.
• The bill gives organisations such as the Police the power to hack into phones and laptops. This is a rapid expansion on what it began as, which was simply requiring ISPs to store customer Internet data. There is strong evidence to suggest that once the plan is incorporated, the government will take even more liberties with their newfound power.
Against. To argue 'against' the Snoopers' Charter infringing on our rights, the key points you could include are:
• We live in a society where it is necessary for the government to monitor our Internet activity. Terrorists are using the Internet and encrypted communications services to plan deadly attacks on human life. If we do not stop this, the results could be catastrophic.
• The government have stated that ISP companies will not be forced to adhere to the bill if it is not cost permissive for them to do so. Therefore, it is unlikely that consumers will feel too much of a financial backlash.
• The argument that ISP employees could exploit the data they have collected is unfounded. Such employees would have to go to great lengths to do so, and could even do so in the current system. Furthermore, if we trust the ISPs themselves to provide us with the Internet, then we should trust their judgement on whom they are employing.
• The Police Service have openly welcomed the bill, stating that they believe it will significantly increase their ability to fight crime. It is integral that we do everything we can to help our Police Service and other digital protection agencies, such as GCHQ, fight criminals within our society. This extends to paedophiles, as well as terrorists.
• The current form of parliament means that comparing the government's actions to those of dictators such as Stalin is unrealistic. We live in a democratic system, where such behaviour would be immediately stopped. This is particularly true for the media, which cannot be controlled by the government.
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