The Faculty of Advocates is a body of independent lawyers who have been admitted to practise as Advocates before the Courts of Scotland. Faculty records date as far back as 1532 when the College of Justice was established by an Act of the Scottish Parliament, though its origins are believed to predate that event.
Becoming an advocate
Are you interested in becoming an Advocate or do you just want to find out what Advocates do? Find out more about what advocates do, our Training & Education schemes as well as the steps you require to take to become an advocate.
The deadline for applications to start devilling in 2014 was 15 October
2013. The deadline for applications to start devilling in 2015 is 15
October 2014. Full details can be found here Devilling. Those wishing to commence devilling in subsequent years should email the Dean's Secretariat -
Schools: Learning About the Law
Thousands of pupils have gained a valuable insight into how the Scottish legal system works by taking part in the Faculty's MiniTrials since 2002. Find out more on our MiniTrials page.
Faculty of Advocates responses to consultations on law reform.
Latest Faculty News
First President of the Scottish Tribunals is named
Three new Sheriffs Principal appointed
Seven more welcomed as members of Faculty
Double delight for Faculty in shrieval appointments
Teaching and learning as Director of Training attends Euro conference
"Valuable insights" gained at advocacy teaching conference
New initiative as Dispute Resolution Service celebrates first anniversary
Faculty to be a Fringe attraction
Faculty to support Global Law Summit
Discrimination couple heap praise on FLSU
£50,000 drop in sheriff court threshold not enough, says Dean
MiniTrials go on circuit to Ayr
Training regime praised as Faculty welcomes 11 new members