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North university test on law.

A North university is to organise its own test for sixth formers who want to do a degree in law to enable them to make more "informed and equitable" selections from candidates with three A-grades at A-level.

As well as distinguishing between high-scoring A-level students, the test by Durham University is also intended to highlight those with "more modest grades" but who have the "potential to succeed" on law courses.

It will be compulsory from this November for applicants who want to study at Durham and seven other universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Birmingham, East Anglia, Nottingham and University College London.

The two-hour National Admission Test for Law (LNAT) will require candidates to demonstrate skills of comprehension, analysis, logic and judgment.

The exam is intended to test "fundamental" intellectual skills, not prior knowledge, Durham said, making it fair for applicants from all walks of life.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 5, 2004
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