Dale is currently a law lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland and Academic Director of Law Wise, the Law Clinic of UWS and Refrewshire Law Centre. Dale is the programme leader for the LLB and teaches on a number of undergraduate modules. Areas of expertise include constitutional law, law and the legal process, and legal education in general. Dale is also chair of the Law Staff Student Liaison Committee and an external examiner in Law at the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Within the Stair Memorial Encyclopaedia, Dale wrote the Armed Forces reissue title in 2005, the section on the United Kingdom Executive in the Constitutional Law reissue title in 2002 as well as the Police reissue title in 2008.