College Activities

Every year the College hosts Observer Briefing Calls as part of our ongoing College education and development programs. During these hour-long presentations, the College representatives to other organizations provide information on numerous topics, including (but not limited to) updates on laws and regulations, as well as non-ACCFL task force or committee/commission activities. 

ACCFL holds its Annual Meeting and Dinner in the Spring each year. 

Although a separate event, the College gathers for its Annual Meeting & Dinner on the Saturday following the ABA Business Law Section Spring meeting.  At the College's Annual Meeting, fellows vote for Officers for the upcoming year, as well as for new Regents who will serve for three years on the College's Board, replacing a graduating class of Regents. Officers and Committee Chairs update the fellowship on the past year's activities and project outcomes, and report on progress toward College goals.  Plans for the upcoming year are reviewed.  

New Fellows, whose nomination for Fellowship have been approved by the Board of Trustees, are presented to the College.  

The 2017 Annual Meeting & Dinner was another collegial and highly enjoyable event.  It was held on Saturday, April 8th at Arnaud's Restaurant in New Orleans, LA.  Arnaud's was opened in 1918.  Located steps off of Bourbon Street in the heart of the French Quarter, Arnaud’s offers classic Creole Cuisine and exemplary service in beautifully restored turn of the century dining rooms.  Fellows voted for the new Officers, and new Fellows were inducted.  The College welcomed new Fellows: 

            James E. Byrne, Institute of International Banking Law & Practice, Montgomery Village, MD
            R. Wilson Freyermuth, University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, MO
            John D. Gregory, Grand Bend, ON, Canada

            Jennifer C. Hagle, Sidley Austin, Los Angeles, CA
            Melissa B. Jacoby,  University of North Carolina School of Law , Chapel Hill, NC
            Daniel S. Kleinberger,
(Professor Emeritus, Mitchell Hamline School of Law)
                                                   Mendota Heights, MN 

            Dominic A. Liberatore, De Lage Landen Financial Services, Inc. (DLL), Wayne, PA 
            Xuan-Thao Nguyen,  Indiana University McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis, IN
            Douglas M. Rutherford, Rutherford & Bechtold LLC, Minneapolis, MN
            Edgar C. Snow, Jr., Burr & Forman LLP, Atlanta, GA 

  For information about Past Annual Meetings & Dinners, including photos, please see "Past College Events".


The College also hosts a Fall Dinner and Advanced Seminar.

The 2017 Fall Dinner & Advanced Seminar will be held in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday morning, September 17th.  These events follow the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting (September 14-16, 2017). 

For information about past Fall Dinner & Advanced Seminars, see "Past College Events"


College Fellows are representatives to other organizations.

Fellows are Involved in other organization group projects designed to advance the practice of commercial law.  ACCFL Fellows are considered both participants and observers that represent the College.  Fellow participants provide updates through Observer Briefing Calls.  See Representatives to Other Organizations for further information about the various projects in which ACCFL colleagues are involved. Please go to Observer Briefing Calls for more detailed information about this College program.