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Information for Students

Information for LLB students interested in finding out more about becoming an Advocate.

In order to become an Advocate, you must usually obtain a degree in Scots Law from one of the Scottish Universities (currently, for these purposes, the universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Abertay, Glasgow Caledonian, Napier, Stirling, or Robert Gordon).  This degree must usually be at the particular standard which is set out in the Regulations as to Intrants.  You must then obtain a Diploma in Legal Practice from a Scottish University. 

In order to become an Advocate you must pass examinations in the subjects specified in the Regulations. 

You must also (subject to any exemption) complete a period of training in a Solicitor’s office of the length specified in the Regulations before commencing pupillage.

The detailed rules are set out in the Faculty’s Admission Regulations

For further information on pupillage (or ‘devilling’) undertaken with the Faculty itself, please click here.

If you are interested in a career in advocacy and would like further information please contact the Faculty of Advocates admissions@advocates.org.uk.

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