What does the KCCLA do?
KCCLA meets on average three times a term for seminars, lectures, workshops, mock adjudications and mediations, site visits and social events. Sweet & Maxwell who have loyally supported the KCCLA since it was formed sponsor the Annual KCCLA Lecture and Annual Prize which is each year awarded to the top student in the final year of the course. The AGM and major social event of the KCCLA is held in June each year.
What is the history of the KCCLA?
KCCLA is the alumni association for students and staff of King’s College London’s Construction Law Master’s degree course. KCCLA was founded by a group of former students in the early 1990s who wanted to continue to meet and learn from each other, swap know how and “war stories”. The constitution of KCCLA was created and formally accepted in 1998 by King’s College London Association – the College umbrella alumni association. Since that time KCCLA has grown to a registered supporter following of over 600 members.
Who runs the KCCLA?
The Chairman and Committee are elected at the Annual General Meeting each year in accordance with the KCCLA Constitution. The Committee are well supported by it honorary members who act as advisers.
The work of the Chairman and Committee is voluntary and unremunerated.
The Committee work together throughout the year to put on a varied programme of events which events are hosted by construction professionals, construction law firms and Chambers as well as the College itself.
What are the benefits of joining the KCCLA?
The benefits of joining the KCCLA depend on who you are and what use you make of the Association: for some it is the means whereby they can keep their CPD points topped up without huge expense, for others an opportunity to see a construction in progress and keep in touch with industry thinking. For all the benefits of joining and taking part in KCCLA activities is a friendly and social one and a great opportunity to renew and to make new contacts.
Is there a joining fee?
As an alumni association we are not permitted to make a profit – or loss – and accordingly the accounts of the Associations reflect that. With the generosity of our sponsors and hosts we are able to do this at the moment without requiring alumni to pay a joining fee or subscription.
Am I eligible to become a KCCLA member?
If you are a Construction Law student, a past student, graduate or member of staff of the Centre of Construction Law you are eligible for membership of the KCCLA.
I'm interested in getting more involved. How do I join the committee and how much time would I have to commit?
We'd be delighted to hear from any members who have a modest amount of time to commit to the planning and organising of events. Typically, the committee meet in the early evening 4 or 5 times a year with some additional time assisting at events when they are able. If you would like to put your name forward, please speak to one of the current members when you next attend an event.