See also:term by which what in England are called barristers are known in Scotland .. They professionally attend the supreme courts in
See also:Edinburgh; but they are privileged to plead in any cause before the inferior courts, where counsel are not excluded by
See also:statute . They may
See also:act in cases of
See also:appeal before the
See also:House of Lords; and in some of the
See also:British colonies, where the
See also:law is in force, it is customary for those who practise as barristers to pass as
See also:advocates in Scotland . This
See also:body has existed by immemorial
See also:custom . Its privileges are constitutional, and are founded on no statute or
See also:charter of incorporation . The body formed itself gradually, from
See also:time to time, on the
See also:model of the French corporations of avocats, appointing like them by a general
See also:vote, a dean or
See also:doyen, who is their
See also:principal officer . It also differs from the
See also:English and Irish
See also:societies in that there is no governing body similar to the benchers, nor is there any resemblance to the quasi-collegiate discipline and the usages and customs prevailing in an
See also:inn of
See also:court . No curriculum of study, residence or professional training was, until 1856, required on entering this profession; but the
See also:faculty have always had the power, believed to, be liable to
See also:control by the Court of Session, of rejecting any
See also:candidate for
See also:admission . The candidate undergoes two private
See also:examinations —the one in general scholarship, in lieu of which, however, he may produce evidence of his having graduated as
See also:master of arts in a Scottish university, or obtained an
See also:equivalent degree in an English or
See also:foreign university; and the other, at the
See also:interval of a
See also:year, in
See also:Roman, private
See also:international and Scots law . He must, before the latter examination, produce evidence of attendance at classes of Scots law and
See also:conveyancing in a Scottish university,and at classes of civil; law, public or international law, constitutional law and medical
See also:jurisprudence in a Scottish or other approved university . He has then to undergo the old
See also:form of the public impugnment of a thesis on some title of the pandects; but this ceremony, called the public examination, has degenerated into a mere form . A large proportion of the candidate's entrance fees (amounting to £339) is devoted to the magnificent library belonging to the faculty, which
See also:literary investigators in Edinburgh find so eminently useful .
ADVOCATE (Lat. advocatus, from advocare, to summon,...
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