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 2015 was 15 October
2014. The deadline for applications to start devilling in 2016 is 15
October 2015. Full details can be found here Devilling. Those wishing to commence devilling in subsequent years should email the Admissions Officer -
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
QC Gives Evidence at Scottish Parliament
Faculty Hosts Human Rights Day Lecture
Varied programme for 21st Century Bar Conference
Report issued on pre-action protocol consultation
Dean to speak at Human Rights Day event
Appointments to new Sheriff Appeal Court
Tax tribunal members should have "recent" experience, Faculty suggests
QC appointed Chancellor
Faculty's concern at reports of surveillance of lawyer-client communications
Judge notes Faculty's "continuing vibrancy" as two new members are welcomed
Support for retaining European Arrest Warrant
A devilishly big thank-you to one and all
Book a ticket and hear "Braxfield" passage in RLS event