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Do I stand a chance to get an Offer? Law 2025 Entry

Alright, a little brief about myself, I just got done with my AS Levels (CAIE) and will begin A Levels this june, and apply around October/November for 2025 Entry. I will apply for a straight general law course at all my uni-choices (M100).

I studied Maths, Accounts and English General till AS Levels and will study Law, History and Business for my complete A Levels. I am 100% sure my minimum grade predictions will be a A*A*A for my A Level subjects.

I did 6 IGCSEs, and got 2 A*s, 2 As and 2 Bs.

As for my PS, I have a great interest in studying law, which can demonstrated in how I have participated in MUN Competitions from a very young age (winning many of them), even chaired in quite a few, one of them being a national level conference, held at my country captial. (btw, I am International Applicant from India).

I do extensive out-of-school reading into the subject, from authors like HLA Hart, Lord Denning, Tom Bingham and John Mill.

I have also visited my city high-court for numerous hearings, to understand the judiciary system properly. And, interned at a Law Firm for a whole month (though, said law firm was my own dad's but I went through the whole laboric process of any normal applying intern).

I will be giving the LNAT as earliest as possible, and using Arbitio for my prep, currently I am scoring an average of 33.

That is pretty much it for my prospective application, my UNI choices as of now are the following:

Cambridge (Aspirational)
Britol
Durham
Warwick / Manchester
York / Exeter (Safety)

I am extremely confused for my last two (mostly safety/reach school) choices, Durham, Bristol and Cambridge are my solid picks, which maybe I don't stand a chance at, but don't want to regret later on for not applying.

Anyone, experienced enough with the application procees of UK colleges, or a current student at any RG Uni, studying Law (or a course similar) is appreciated to share your experience, I am willing to hear how the whole process feels like, and what my own individual chances are, if I achieve whatever I have thought about.
Original post by laddhaboy
Alright, a little brief about myself, I just got done with my AS Levels (CAIE) and will begin A Levels this june, and apply around October/November for 2025 Entry. I will apply for a straight general law course at all my uni-choices (M100).
I studied Maths, Accounts and English General till AS Levels and will study Law, History and Business for my complete A Levels. I am 100% sure my minimum grade predictions will be a A*A*A for my A Level subjects.
I did 6 IGCSEs, and got 2 A*s, 2 As and 2 Bs.
As for my PS, I have a great interest in studying law, which can demonstrated in how I have participated in MUN Competitions from a very young age (winning many of them), even chaired in quite a few, one of them being a national level conference, held at my country captial. (btw, I am International Applicant from India).
I do extensive out-of-school reading into the subject, from authors like HLA Hart, Lord Denning, Tom Bingham and John Mill.
I have also visited my city high-court for numerous hearings, to understand the judiciary system properly. And, interned at a Law Firm for a whole month (though, said law firm was my own dad's but I went through the whole laboric process of any normal applying intern).
I will be giving the LNAT as earliest as possible, and using Arbitio for my prep, currently I am scoring an average of 33.
That is pretty much it for my prospective application, my UNI choices as of now are the following:
Cambridge (Aspirational)
Britol
Durham
Warwick / Manchester
York / Exeter (Safety)
I am extremely confused for my last two (mostly safety/reach school) choices, Durham, Bristol and Cambridge are my solid picks, which maybe I don't stand a chance at, but don't want to regret later on for not applying.
Anyone, experienced enough with the application procees of UK colleges, or a current student at any RG Uni, studying Law (or a course similar) is appreciated to share your experience, I am willing to hear how the whole process feels like, and what my own individual chances are, if I achieve whatever I have thought about.

You have great chances. I have the same grades as you and did work experience over the summer. I managed to get offers from both Bristol and Durham with a low LNAT of just 20.
Original post by laddhaboy
Alright, a little brief about myself, I just got done with my AS Levels (CAIE) and will begin A Levels this june, and apply around October/November for 2025 Entry. I will apply for a straight general law course at all my uni-choices (M100).
I studied Maths, Accounts and English General till AS Levels and will study Law, History and Business for my complete A Levels. I am 100% sure my minimum grade predictions will be a A*A*A for my A Level subjects.
I did 6 IGCSEs, and got 2 A*s, 2 As and 2 Bs.
As for my PS, I have a great interest in studying law, which can demonstrated in how I have participated in MUN Competitions from a very young age (winning many of them), even chaired in quite a few, one of them being a national level conference, held at my country captial. (btw, I am International Applicant from India).
I do extensive out-of-school reading into the subject, from authors like HLA Hart, Lord Denning, Tom Bingham and John Mill.
I have also visited my city high-court for numerous hearings, to understand the judiciary system properly. And, interned at a Law Firm for a whole month (though, said law firm was my own dad's but I went through the whole laboric process of any normal applying intern).
I will be giving the LNAT as earliest as possible, and using Arbitio for my prep, currently I am scoring an average of 33.
That is pretty much it for my prospective application, my UNI choices as of now are the following:
Cambridge (Aspirational)
Britol
Durham
Warwick / Manchester
York / Exeter (Safety)
I am extremely confused for my last two (mostly safety/reach school) choices, Durham, Bristol and Cambridge are my solid picks, which maybe I don't stand a chance at, but don't want to regret later on for not applying.
Anyone, experienced enough with the application procees of UK colleges, or a current student at any RG Uni, studying Law (or a course similar) is appreciated to share your experience, I am willing to hear how the whole process feels like, and what my own individual chances are, if I achieve whatever I have thought about.

You should check the grade requirements for each university you are considering applying to because as far as I am aware, they usually require a minimum of seven or eight (i)GCSE subjects. If this is the case, they may not consider your application at all no matter how good your LNAT/A-level grades are. You can always email them to ask about their requirements, as if you have special circumstances to explain why you haven't done as many iGCSE subjects they may still allow you to apply.

Another thing to consider in terms of your chances is that (I'm sure by no fault of your own as an international student) your grammar is lacking in a few places. When it comes to writing a personal statement, many universities will turn applicants away who have good grades if they think that their written abilities are not strong as Law obviously requires a lot of writing. You will also have to do an English language test and score a minimum mark to be accepted.
Reply 3
Original post by poppy2022
You should check the grade requirements for each university you are considering applying to because as far as I am aware, they usually require a minimum of seven or eight (i)GCSE subjects. If this is the case, they may not consider your application at all no matter how good your LNAT/A-level grades are. You can always email them to ask about their requirements, as if you have special circumstances to explain why you haven't done as many iGCSE subjects they may still allow you to apply.
Another thing to consider in terms of your chances is that (I'm sure by no fault of your own as an international student) your grammar is lacking in a few places. When it comes to writing a personal statement, many universities will turn applicants away who have good grades if they think that their written abilities are not strong as Law obviously requires a lot of writing. You will also have to do an English language test and score a minimum mark to be accepted.

Thanks for the Reply, wasn't aware about iGCSE hard requirements, will do email them. As for grammer, well I didn't really proofread the message I wrote, and I tend to make multiple mistakes when typing down quick. So, that's probably the reason for it, which wouldn't be the case for my PS, but thanks for replying back. I appreciate it!
I’d go for a mix of lnat and none Lnat in case high score isn’t achieved in exam and essay.
I also picked up on your written style, guessing English may not be your first language or International application so definitely get any applications proof read to maximise your chances.
Reply 5
Original post by MariaD2005
You have great chances. I have the same grades as you and did work experience over the summer. I managed to get offers from both Bristol and Durham with a low LNAT of just 20.

Hi, Thank you for replying. That is good to hear, those two are my main targets, and it would really be a dream, to receive an offer from either. May I ask, which one did you end up firming, and why?
Reply 6
Original post by laddhaboy
Alright, a little brief about myself, I just got done with my AS Levels (CAIE) and will begin A Levels this june, and apply around October/November for 2025 Entry. I will apply for a straight general law course at all my uni-choices (M100).
I studied Maths, Accounts and English General till AS Levels and will study Law, History and Business for my complete A Levels. I am 100% sure my minimum grade predictions will be a A*A*A for my A Level subjects.
I did 6 IGCSEs, and got 2 A*s, 2 As and 2 Bs.
As for my PS, I have a great interest in studying law, which can demonstrated in how I have participated in MUN Competitions from a very young age (winning many of them), even chaired in quite a few, one of them being a national level conference, held at my country captial. (btw, I am International Applicant from India).
I do extensive out-of-school reading into the subject, from authors like HLA Hart, Lord Denning, Tom Bingham and John Mill.
I have also visited my city high-court for numerous hearings, to understand the judiciary system properly. And, interned at a Law Firm for a whole month (though, said law firm was my own dad's but I went through the whole laboric process of any normal applying intern).
I will be giving the LNAT as earliest as possible, and using Arbitio for my prep, currently I am scoring an average of 33.
That is pretty much it for my prospective application, my UNI choices as of now are the following:
Cambridge (Aspirational)
Britol
Durham
Warwick / Manchester
York / Exeter (Safety)
I am extremely confused for my last two (mostly safety/reach school) choices, Durham, Bristol and Cambridge are my solid picks, which maybe I don't stand a chance at, but don't want to regret later on for not applying.
Anyone, experienced enough with the application procees of UK colleges, or a current student at any RG Uni, studying Law (or a course similar) is appreciated to share your experience, I am willing to hear how the whole process feels like, and what my own individual chances are, if I achieve whatever I have thought about.

hey, your chances are super good. some notes:

one thing that can make you stand out is diversifying your reading. everyone has read Lord Bingham, and while that is for a reason -- The Rule of Law is a very good book -- these are starting points. if you genuinely wanna stand out, you should look for something that is more niche

in addition to just books, i recommend reading up on cases. in your personal statement, a judge's rulings & justifications, as well as general comments and interpretations on law, can be helpful in supporting any points you wish to raise. also, there are just some cases that any aspiring law student should aim to know, e.g. Donoghue v Stevenson

also, winning muns for extracurriculars is good, but it cant be your only extracurricular. maybe try to get involved in a moot court or a debate comp, as theyre far more similar to what law is acc like, and would probably give you a better idea of the profession, as well as show your admissions officer that you have a somewhat clear idea of what youll be doing

also, just keep in mind that arbitio tests range in difficulty. 33 is a really good score, don't get me wrong -- but i think its more important to focus on how much above average you are scoring per test, since each test will have a different difficulty

another note on arbition & lnat prep: you dont wanna do all of your arbitio tests this far away from the lnat apps, which open sept 1st, aka still roughly 5 months away. id say to save a minimum of 6 arbitio tests for closer to your lnat test date, and at least 3 for the week before. and arbitio is good for the mcq section, but if you can, try to find a law student/graduate to assess your essay portion, bc thats arguably more important for the top unis

lastly, a bit on the personal side: i think you could consider warwick & manchaster as your safeties, and fill up the york/exeter spots w other unis, e.g. the london ones. personally speaking, i started preparing for the lnat ~2/3 weeks before my test, and i scored 29 for my round, where the avg was 22. i do the ib, so i was predicted 42 & 7776 for my hls. right off the bat, w the grades you listed, i dont think you should worry abt applying to unis w low grade entry req. instead, plan for a bad lnat, aka find a school that doesnt req it. for me, this was warwick, bc they're still russel grp and competitive enough, but could be considered a safety in my case. i genuinely believe that having warwick or manchester as safeties will be good enough w your stats. i managed ucl, kings, and warwick offers, and am still waiting to hear from lse, so w your stats you should be fine !!!


lmk if u have any other questions!
Original post by laddhaboy
Alright, a little brief about myself, I just got done with my AS Levels (CAIE) and will begin A Levels this june, and apply around October/November for 2025 Entry. I will apply for a straight general law course at all my uni-choices (M100).
I studied Maths, Accounts and English General till AS Levels and will study Law, History and Business for my complete A Levels. I am 100% sure my minimum grade predictions will be a A*A*A for my A Level subjects.
I did 6 IGCSEs, and got 2 A*s, 2 As and 2 Bs.
As for my PS, I have a great interest in studying law, which can demonstrated in how I have participated in MUN Competitions from a very young age (winning many of them), even chaired in quite a few, one of them being a national level conference, held at my country captial. (btw, I am International Applicant from India).
I do extensive out-of-school reading into the subject, from authors like HLA Hart, Lord Denning, Tom Bingham and John Mill.
I have also visited my city high-court for numerous hearings, to understand the judiciary system properly. And, interned at a Law Firm for a whole month (though, said law firm was my own dad's but I went through the whole laboric process of any normal applying intern).
I will be giving the LNAT as earliest as possible, and using Arbitio for my prep, currently I am scoring an average of 33.
That is pretty much it for my prospective application, my UNI choices as of now are the following:
Cambridge (Aspirational)
Britol
Durham
Warwick / Manchester
York / Exeter (Safety)
I am extremely confused for my last two (mostly safety/reach school) choices, Durham, Bristol and Cambridge are my solid picks, which maybe I don't stand a chance at, but don't want to regret later on for not applying.
Anyone, experienced enough with the application procees of UK colleges, or a current student at any RG Uni, studying Law (or a course similar) is appreciated to share your experience, I am willing to hear how the whole process feels like, and what my own individual chances are, if I achieve whatever I have thought about.

You seem to have really good chances, I got an offer from Bristol with the same grades but a much lower LNAT.

On the PS, your book choices are good, but everyone and their nan's cat has used Bingham's The Rule of Law. I'm pretty sure my statement carried my application quite hard as my LNAT and GCSE grades weren't really Oxford material but they still gave me an interview, in which I covered:

Justice Breyer; The Supreme Court, Making Democracy Work
Dobbs v Jackson (^ and this on politicising the courts in the US)
Brownsword, Understanding Contract Law
The Chilcott Report

And extra-curriculars including:
CMS Connect (work experience)
ESU Mace National Finals (debate comp)
Oxford Schools Finals Day (debate comp)
Young Citizens Bar Mock Trial (mooting)

to note, you don't need to do all of these books, extras etc. as personal statements really are personal, some like to load them up and others like to write a lot about a little, but being able to bring some nuance to your statement that makes it more interesting a read than Bingham and the Secret Barrister
Reply 8
Original post by tasia24
hey, your chances are super good. some notes:

one thing that can make you stand out is diversifying your reading. everyone has read Lord Bingham, and while that is for a reason -- The Rule of Law is a very good book -- these are starting points. if you genuinely wanna stand out, you should look for something that is more niche

in addition to just books, i recommend reading up on cases. in your personal statement, a judge's rulings & justifications, as well as general comments and interpretations on law, can be helpful in supporting any points you wish to raise. also, there are just some cases that any aspiring law student should aim to know, e.g. Donoghue v Stevenson

also, winning muns for extracurriculars is good, but it cant be your only extracurricular. maybe try to get involved in a moot court or a debate comp, as theyre far more similar to what law is acc like, and would probably give you a better idea of the profession, as well as show your admissions officer that you have a somewhat clear idea of what youll be doing

also, just keep in mind that arbitio tests range in difficulty. 33 is a really good score, don't get me wrong -- but i think its more important to focus on how much above average you are scoring per test, since each test will have a different difficulty

another note on arbition & lnat prep: you dont wanna do all of your arbitio tests this far away from the lnat apps, which open sept 1st, aka still roughly 5 months away. id say to save a minimum of 6 arbitio tests for closer to your lnat test date, and at least 3 for the week before. and arbitio is good for the mcq section, but if you can, try to find a law student/graduate to assess your essay portion, bc thats arguably more important for the top unis

lastly, a bit on the personal side: i think you could consider warwick & manchaster as your safeties, and fill up the york/exeter spots w other unis, e.g. the london ones. personally speaking, i started preparing for the lnat ~2/3 weeks before my test, and i scored 29 for my round, where the avg was 22. i do the ib, so i was predicted 42 & 7776 for my hls. right off the bat, w the grades you listed, i dont think you should worry abt applying to unis w low grade entry req. instead, plan for a bad lnat, aka find a school that doesnt req it. for me, this was warwick, bc they're still russel grp and competitive enough, but could be considered a safety in my case. i genuinely believe that having warwick or manchester as safeties will be good enough w your stats. i managed ucl, kings, and warwick offers, and am still waiting to hear from lse, so w your stats you should be fine !!!


lmk if u have any other questions!

Wow, that is so detailed, I really appreciate your reply. I hope you get that LSE offer as well! As for safeties, considering I am international applicant, I just don't want to risk anything, since this is my only shot at uni, and definitely not looking for gap years or anything, london is a little out of budget due to the cost of living their, which is why I pulled out my london choices, or else, that was primary before. Manchester is one of my top choices after Bristol and Durham, considering I like the city, but I will be more than happy with Warwick, given its law prestige. Thanks for the reply again.
Reply 9
Original post by bjones02520
You seem to have really good chances, I got an offer from Bristol with the same grades but a much lower LNAT.
On the PS, your book choices are good, but everyone and their nan's cat has used Bingham's The Rule of Law. I'm pretty sure my statement carried my application quite hard as my LNAT and GCSE grades weren't really Oxford material but they still gave me an interview, in which I covered:
Justice Breyer; The Supreme Court, Making Democracy Work
Dobbs v Jackson (^ and this on politicising the courts in the US)
Brownsword, Understanding Contract Law
The Chilcott Report
And extra-curriculars including:
CMS Connect (work experience)
ESU Mace National Finals (debate comp)
Oxford Schools Finals Day (debate comp)
Young Citizens Bar Mock Trial (mooting)
to note, you don't need to do all of these books, extras etc. as personal statements really are personal, some like to load them up and others like to write a lot about a little, but being able to bring some nuance to your statement that makes it more interesting a read than Bingham and the Secret Barrister

Hi, unfortunately, I tried to search, but there are zero mooting competitions for high-schoolers in India, they only do those for Law Students. I have done quite a bit of debates, so I will make sure to include them. I get your point in books, that makes sense, I guess I will diversify, and try and find more specific / non-generic books to read. Thanks again for the reply, I appreciate it.
Reply 10
Original post by laddhaboy
Wow, that is so detailed, I really appreciate your reply. I hope you get that LSE offer as well! As for safeties, considering I am international applicant, I just don't want to risk anything, since this is my only shot at uni, and definitely not looking for gap years or anything, london is a little out of budget due to the cost of living their, which is why I pulled out my london choices, or else, that was primary before. Manchester is one of my top choices after Bristol and Durham, considering I like the city, but I will be more than happy with Warwick, given its law prestige. Thanks for the reply again.

haha i'm intl too, and your points abt london are very valid. don't stress tho, i'm sure you'll be more than ok
Original post by bjones02520
You seem to have really good chances, I got an offer from Bristol with the same grades but a much lower LNAT.
On the PS, your book choices are good, but everyone and their nan's cat has used Bingham's The Rule of Law. I'm pretty sure my statement carried my application quite hard as my LNAT and GCSE grades weren't really Oxford material but they still gave me an interview, in which I covered:
Justice Breyer; The Supreme Court, Making Democracy Work
Dobbs v Jackson (^ and this on politicising the courts in the US)
Brownsword, Understanding Contract Law
The Chilcott Report
And extra-curriculars including:
CMS Connect (work experience)
ESU Mace National Finals (debate comp)
Oxford Schools Finals Day (debate comp)
Young Citizens Bar Mock Trial (mooting)
to note, you don't need to do all of these books, extras etc. as personal statements really are personal, some like to load them up and others like to write a lot about a little, but being able to bring some nuance to your statement that makes it more interesting a read than Bingham and the Secret Barrister


hi,Bristol is such an amazing achievement for law and thank you for the good tips. if you don’t mind, could you share your grade profile such as GCSEs/A levels/LNAT?

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