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.
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 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, a charity registered in England and Wales that works for and with law clinics across the UK.
In 2017 he was appointed as External Adviser to the Scottish Government's independent Deer Working Group. Also in 2017, he was appointed to the Law Society of Scotland's Access to Justice Committee.
He was a Council member of The Stair Society (a Scottish legal history society) from 2013 - 2018. In June 2013, he was appointed an adviser to the Land Reform Review Group, which reported in 2014.
Property law (particularly land reform), commercial law and clinical legal education.
Current research considers private regulation of land use, abandonment of land, policy-oriented land law reform, and landlord and tenant law.
Malcolm has worked with researchers at institutions such as Scotland's Rural College, the University of the Highlands and Islands and the James Hutton Institute, collaborating with them to write a number of reports for the Scottish Land Commission.
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, University of Stirling (2019 - ).
External examiner, University of Cape Town (2018 - ).
External examiner, Glasgow Caledonian University (2012 - 2017).
External adviser to the Deer Working Group.
Member of the Law Society of Scotland's Access to Justice Committee.
Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
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