advocates, faculty of

advocates, faculty of defined in 1939 year

advocates, faculty of - Advocates, faculty of;
advocates, faculty of - Corporation which controls admission to the Scottish Bar. All advocates must be members of the faculty, as only those who are can plead before the Court of Session. It dates from 1532, when a College of Justice was founded in Scotland. The head of the faculty is a dean, elected annually; he, with the other officials, makes regulations for the examination of intending advocates. Its headquarters are at Parliament Square, Edinburgh. The great library of the Faculty of Advocates, founded in 1682 and containing many valuable MSS. relating to the history of Scotland, became the National Library of Scotland in 1925. See Libraries.

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