History and Purpose

The American College of Construction Lawyers is an invited association of construction law practitioners, professors, and judges. Founded in 1989, its mission is to improve and enhance the practice and understanding of construction law and to promote the positive role of lawyers as "friends of the project." The College includes lawyers from the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and France.

Fellowship is extended by invitation to those who are found to have mastered the practice or the teaching of construction law and dispute resolution in the complex technical and legal fields pertaining to the built environment, whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, scholarship, professionalism, and collegiality, and who have demonstrated a commitment to "give back" to the construction industry. The College provides a professional forum for its Fellows to explore and analyze legal and industry issues arising nationally and internationally.

The College’s professional meetings, educational programs, and publications bring together outstanding construction law and industry experts. The College publishes its Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers, distributed worldwide by Thomson/West. In cooperation with Princeton University, the College regularly sponsors industry symposia on challenges facing global engineering and construction.