Malcolm joined the School following a period as a solicitor in private practice, during which time he spent eight months on secondment to the investment arm of a FTSE 100 company.
He is the Faculty Director of the Aberdeen Law Project, putting him in a supervisory role of the student run pro bono (for the public good) legal initiative. In 2016 he became Chair of the Scottish University Law Clinic Network, a body that seeks to coordinate pro bono student legal activity across Scotland. In 2017 he became a trustee of CLEO, the Clinical Legal Education Organisation, which is charity registered in England and Wales that works for and with law clinics across the UK.
He was a Council member of The Stair Society (a Scottish legal history society) from 2013 - 2018. In June 2013, Malcolm was appointed an adviser to the Land Reform Review Group, which reported in 2014.
Since January 2017, Malcolm has been a Case and Comment editor of the Juridical Review, the law journal of the Scottish universities. Submissions in the house style of between 2,000 - 3,000 words can be sent to him via email.
In October 2017 he was appointed as External Adviser to the Scottish Government's independent Deer Working Group.
Property law (particularly land reform), commercial law and clinical legal education.
Current research considers private regulation of land use, abandonment of land, and policy-oriented land law reform.
In 2017 Malcolm was awarded a Research Incentive Grant by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. This was put towards research into land reform and aspects of land law, including a research trip to South Africa.
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External examiner, Glasgow Caledonian University (2012 - 2017).
External examiner, University of Cape Town (2018 - ).
Faculty Director of Aberdeen Law Project.
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