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SCL North America is one section out of the many international sections of the SCL which was founded in 1983 to promote the study and research in the field of construction law. The SCL has over 3,000 members internationally and in 2017 a major milestone was achieved: the final gap in the global SCL network was closed with the founding of the SCL North America Section, which includes the USA and Canada.


For additional information about local SCL NA events or to get more involved, please contact the regional director your region.


Since its inception in 1983, the Society of Construction Law has worked to promote the study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects. The SCL is a multi-disciplinary society which aims for a balance of membership between legal and non- legal members. The SCL and its international sections strive to promote collaboration between experts, attorney’s, professors, engineers, arbitrators, and anyone else that has an interest and desire to improve the process in which disputes in the construction industry are managed and resolved either proactively or retroactively.

In 2017 the North American Society of Construction Law (SCL NA) was founded, and in September 2018, the SCL NA successfully hosted the SCL International Conference (which is held every 2 years) in Chicago with over 250 delegates from all the corners of the globe. Now the SCL NA has established regional directors to help promote the mission of the Society with each region hosting events throughout the year.


  • Professional Development  –  Ability to publish papers with worldwide recognition as well as exposure to international perspectives on construction law.
  • Members Only Resources  – Advance your knowledge with Access to members only publications, videos and other resources from the entire SCL International Library.
  • International Involvement – Opportunity to participate in the development of the new Society section, serve on the board and participate in the launching of the annual conference and events across North America.
  • Networking – Enhance your professional relationships and interact with SCL Societies across the glove including inside counsel, outside counsel and experts in the field of construction.
  • Reciprocal Benefits – Reciprocal benefits with sister societies including discounted attendance at international and regional conferences and seminars.
  • Events – Opportunity to present at and attend cross-disciplinary seminars and conferences at the SCL Sections across the globe.
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