Emeritus Professor Alexander McCall Smith Joins Faculty of Advocates

Alexander McCall Smith, Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at Edinburgh Law School and best-selling author, was called to the Bar on 26th March as a non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates.

Alexander McCall Smith, Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at Edinburgh Law School and best-selling author, was called to the Bar on 26th March as a non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates.

Professor McCall Smith's main areas of legal interest, in which he has published extensively, are in the fields of medical law and criminal law.  He is, however, best known for his works of fiction, particularly 'The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency' and the '44 Scotland Street' books.

Professor McCall Smith said: “I am delighted to be joining, on a non-practising basis, so distinguished a body as the Faculty of Advocates. Scotland is immensely fortunate to have such a fine organisation as this and I am very honoured to be joining its ranks.”

He was awarded the CBE for services to literature in 2006.

Academic Profile: Emeritus Professor Alexander McCall Smith