This seems like a novel way to measure a candidate’s ability to think analytically and problem solve within a high pressure environment.
It's not the first time video games have been used as part of a selection or training process. The American Army developed a game that allowed potential recruits to virtually explore the US Army and determine if their abilities and interests matched the Army's needs.
Who knows, in a couple of years this may evolve into a virtually reality experience where candidates will experience first hand what it’s like to be in court and the problems they may face in their future careers.
Clifford Chance will begin using a video game to test the mettle of its trainee applicants should a trial prove successful, Lawyer 2B has learned. Vacation scheme students at the magic circle firm have been asked to try out the video game and feed back to the firm.