Announcements

  • 2018 Fall Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge

    The 2018 Fall Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge starts this week! 

    All pre-law chapters are encouraged to participate to enter for a chance to win FOUR FREE Pre-Law Conference registrations!

    Click Here for more information.
  • Policies Reminder

    We are thrilled to see so many new members each day join Phi Alpha Delta!  In fact, we are averaging about 100 new members a day in the last week alone.  

    As a reminder, all chapter officers and members must be aware of our anti-hazing and open membership policies. All of our policies can easily be found on our website. 

    Good luck with recruiting!
  • Frederick J. Weitkamp Tribute

    As he is laid to rest, today we honor our Executive Director Emeritus, P.A.D. Brother Frederick J. Weitkamp.

    Phi Alpha Delta is better for having Fred. He will be sorely missed.
  • Fredrick J. Weitkamp, Executive Director Emeritus Passes

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, 
    It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Fredrick J. Weitkamp on September 1, 2018. Fred was a P.A.D. icon and legend. He led Phi Alpha Delta as Executive Director for 40 years. Under his leadership, the fraternity prospered and grew exponentially. 

    Once funeral services are arranged we will post those details.

    We have established the Fredrick J. Weitkamp Memorial Fund to honor Fred's dedication and love for P.A.D. Our suggested gift of $32 is in honor of Fred's 32 conventions either attended or planned. 

    We love you Fred. Our deepest sympathies to the Weitkamp family and the entire Phi Alpha Delta family.
  • Thank you Convention Attendees!

    A huge thank you to all of our delegates, guests, speakers and sponsors of our 62nd Biennial Convention! We will be posting pictures and sending out an event survey shortly. It was definitely a convention to remember!
  • Updated Policies Posted

    Dear Members, 
    The Fraternity Policy Manual has been updated and published. Of note are the following:  new Whistleblower and Ombudsman policy language, Council of International Chiefs, and submission of amendments to the Fraternity Policy Manual. 

    Also, there is amended language in section 3.3 of The Fraternity Policy Manual regarding Termination of Membership. 

    Finally, there is a new complaints procedure policy, P.A.D. International Event Code of Conduct, and an online incident reporting form. We are dedicated to the safety of all of our members, particularly at P.A.D. events.

    You can also click here for a quick version of P.A.D. policies.

    If you have questions regarding these policies please contact Andrew at the Executive Office at 410-347-3118 or email him at andrew@pad.org. 

    Most Fraternally!

  • Deadline to Book P.A.D. Convention Hotel is Monday, July 16

    To all our members attending the upcoming Biennial Convention and Leadership Conference - don't forget the deadline to book a hotel room at the Hyatt Lexington is next Monday, July 16th. The room block will close after that date and we will not be able to guarantee room availability. 

    If you have questions about booking your room or want to be connected to a roommate, please email Director of Law and Alumni Operations Emily Baranoski (emily@pad.org).
  • Fourth of July- Executive Office Closed

    The Executive Office will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. We will reopen at 9am EST on Thursday July 5. 

    Have a happy and safe holiday!
  • Submitting Candidacy Statements

    If you are running for a position on the International Executive Board or International Tribunal at our upcoming Convention, you may submit a one page candidacy statement that will be posted on the Convention website. Candidates are responsible for bringing copies of any handouts to the Convention for Nominations Committee review. Send your statements for posting to andrew@pad.org. All statements will be posted on a rolling basis.
  • Award Applications due Monday, June 4

    Don't forget - award applications for pre-law, law, and alumni chapters are due to the Executive Office by THIS MONDAY June 4, 2018.

    Follow the following links to access the Chapter Downloads pages and download the applications:

    Contact the Executive Office at 410-347-3118 with any questions. We look forward to recognizing everyone's hard work!
  • Executive Office Closed 5/28

    The Executive Office is closed today, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

    Remembering and honoring our P.A.D. brothers & sisters, their families, and all who have served on this day. Thank you.
  • Pre-Law Graduates- Scholarship Application Deadline 5/15

    P.A.D. Pre-Law Grads: Want to attend a Barbi Law Preview Course for FREE this summer?

    Apply by tomorrow for a chance to win a full scholarship to attend their law school prep course!
  • Congratulations to our Additional Student Convention Grant Winners!

    Congratulations to the newly selected pool of P.A.D. Convention Grant recipients! #PADCon2018

    We had an extremely qualified pool of applicants this year. We thank all our members and donors who made these grants possible.
  • New Issue of The Reporter, Now Available Online

    The newest issue of Phi Alpha Delta's quarterly magazine, The Reporter, is now available online.

    Click the link below to view this issue.

    In this issue we focus on the P.A.D. core value of compassion. You'll read about how our members show compassion to their clients, their communities, and themselves.

    We hope you enjoy this issue!
  • Society of Scholars Scholarship Deadline Today, 5/1/2018

    Today is the deadline for Society of Scholars members to apply for the P.A.D. SoS Scholarship! Please submit all applications to marlena@pad.org.
  • Pre-Law Scholarships, Law Preview Course This Summer

    P.A.D. is offering two full scholarships for P.A.D. pre-law members to attend Barbri's Law Preview summer, 2018 course!

    If you're a P.A.D. pre-law member entering law school this fall, click the link below for more information and to apply.
  • $10,000 Scholarship for P.A.D. Pre-Laws- Application period Closed

    Phi Alpha Delta and Barbri Law Preview are offering a $10,000 general law school scholarship to a deserving pre-law student. Make sure to submit your application by April 15- THIS SUNDAY.

    The One Lawyer Can Change the World Scholarship offers one hard-working law student a $10,000 scholarship to help offset the cost of 1L tuition.

    Submit your application on or before April 15, 2018.

    HOW TO APPLY:
  • Alumni Dues Mailing

    Brothers and Sisters, 
    The second alumni dues mailing will be dropped in the next few weeks. To save a stamp, and pay your dues online, please click at the link below.  You do not need to be logged in to the website to pay your dues. Any general information updates to your contact information can be emailed to info@pad.org.
  • PowerScore LSAT Prep Book Giveaway

    With Valentine’s Day approaching, we want to spread the P.A.D. love by offering P.A.D. pre-law members the chance to win FREE LSAT prep books from PowerScore LSAT Prep!

    Entering for a chance to win is easy. Simply complete this Google Form and tell us why  you love Phi Alpha Delta. That’s it!  Just make sure to submit your form by February 14, 2018 for a chance to win. The winner will be selected randomly from completed submissions.
  • 20% Off Chapter Banners Through 2/7/2018

    We're excited to offer 20% off both custom P.A.D. Chapter Banners, and the standard, new white banners now through February 7, 2018. 

    Chapter banners are great to have at chapter events, and are even a staple at national events such as Convention. They make your recruitment efforts recognizable on campus and are a great item to pass down through generations of officers.

    Want a custom banner for yourself? We can do that too! Just be sure to add what you'd like the banner to read on the bottom in the comments section of the online store check-out.

    Click the link below to view both banners in the online store and use CODE: PADValentine at checkout for 20% off.

  • IEB Conference Call Invitation

    International Justice, Kathleen Maloney invites you to participate in the next International Executive Board Conference call. The call will be held February 7th at 5 p.m. eastern. If you would like to participate, please email info@pad.org for more details.
  • P.A.D. Day at the U.S. Supreme Court, Registration OPEN

    Since 1967, P.A.D. has offered members the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be admitted to the Supreme Court Bar. The 51st Annual P.A.D. Day will be held on June 3-4, 2018.

    We make the admission process smooth, affordable and memorable for P.A.D. alumni. To be eligible you must be in at least 3 years good standing with your state bar. If you need help obtaining sponsor signatures, please contact us. We are happy to provide sponsorship to P.A.D. Day participants. The process is simple and the event is one of the most significant in an attorney’s legal career.
  • Office Closed- MLK Jr. Day, January 15

    As the first law fraternity to open membership to those of all races, creeds, gender and national origin, today we're proud to be part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream. 

    We are proud to be part of a diverse profession and community of skilled, caring P.A.D. brothers and sisters supporting equality, and justice for all through the legal profession.

    The Executive Office is closed today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen Tuesday, January 16 at 9am EST.
  • International Executive Board Conference Call

    You are invited to participate on the next International Executive Board Conference Call. The call will be held January 9 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Executive Session agenda items will be held at the end of the call. Please email info@pad.org for the call-in information.
  • Executive Office Closed, Inclement Weather

    The Executive Office is closed today due to inclement weather, however staff members are working remotely and are available by email.

    We hope our east coast P.A.D. brothers and sisters are staying safe during the storm.
  • Congratulations A.J. Villmer Grant Winners!

    We're excited to announce the recipients of the P.A.D. Amanda “A.J” Villmer Grant!

    We had a fantastic group of applicants, thank you to all who applied.

    Thank you to all our generous donors and congratulations to our student grant recipients!
  • New Issue of The Reporter!

    The newest issue of The Reporter is now available online! Follow the link below for P.A.D. chapter updates and a focus on our core values. 

    In this issue you'll find a story from a P.A.D. member who helped during the Houston floods, and another from a P.A.D. member who offered legal services on the border to detained families.

    We hope you enjoy this issue!

  • 2018 Law Mock Trial Case Now Available

    The case for the 2018 Law School Mock Trial Competition is now available! Please visit the Mock Trial event page to download the case. 

    We look forward to seeing our competitors in February!
  • New P.A.D. Benefit with Barbri Law Preview

    We're excited to announce a new P.A.D. pre-law member benefit and partnership with Barbri's Law Preview, a 1L prep course for P.A.D. pre-laws!

    $500 off the course, FREE presentations to pre-law chapters, an opportunity to receive a $10,000 scholarship, and multiple full course scholarships for P.A.D. members.
  • Happy Hanukkah!

    Most happiest of holidays for our brothers and sisters celebrating Hanukkah! We wish you all the best during this holiday season.
  • Congratulations to the Winners of the David Benamy Grant!

    We're excited to announce the recipients of the P.A.D. David Benamy Grant!

    We had a fantastic group of applicants, thank you to all who applied.

    Thank you to all our generous donors and congratulations to our P.A.D. alumni grant recipients!
  • FREE Law School Prep Webinar- Understanding the Economics of Law School

    P.A.D. pre-law members are invited to participate for FREE in a Webinar hosted by the President and Founder of Law Preview- Don Macauly, and Kyle McEntee- Executive Director of Law School Transparency (who you may remember from his presentation at the 2017 national P.A.D. Pre-Law Conference!).

    With a soon-to-be announced partnership with Law Preview, we want to introduce P.A.D. Pre-Law Nation to the founder, Don, who has decades of experience prepping undergraduate students for law school.

    Webinar Information:
    Date: Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    Time: 08:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

    Duration: 1 hour
  • DCInternships- Scholarship Priority and Tuition Discount

    We're excited to announce more details soon in our partnership with DC Internships/ The Fund for American Studies (TFAS)!

    In the meantime, pre-law and law P.A.D. members are encouraged to apply to one of their six academic internship programs BEFORE DECEMBER 5 for a 5% tuition discount. DCinternships is a proud sponsor of P.A.D., and all members are eligible for special priority scholarship consideration.

    For more information and to start an application, visit www.DCinternships.org.

    *Programs focus on fields including law, public policy, journalism, communications, international affairs, economics, business, leadership and the nonprofit sector.
  • National Holiday Card Exchange

    All P.A.D. members are welcome to sign up for the first ever National P.A.D. Holiday Card Exchange!

    Each member that signs up will send and receive approximately 5 cards to their fellow P.A.D. brothers and sisters across the country. SIGN UP BY 12/5/2017!
  • Reminder - Student and Military Convention Grant Applications due this Thursday!

    Don't forget - applications for the Student and Military Convention Grants are due this Thursday, November 30!

    These $500 grants helps fund the attendance of multiple P.A.D. students and members/spouses of the military to the 2018 P.A.D. Biennial Convention in Lexington, KY. 

    Grant opportunities include the AJ Villmer Student Grant (for student delegates to Convention), the Brigadier J. Derek Hill Grant (for current or former military), the Rhonda Hill Military Spouse Grant (for spouses of current or former military), and more!

    Applications must be submitted by Thursday, November 30 to emily@pad.org. If you have any questions about the grants or Convention, please contact the Executive Office.
  • P.A.D. Black Friday Sale!

    Happy Thanksgiving from the P.A.D. Executive Office!

    To show you how grateful we are for you, our members, we're excited to host our first ever P.A.D. Black Purple Friday that will take place on Friday, November 24 from 12:00am EST to midnight EST.
  • Important Information About www.pad.org

    We have moved our website to a new hosting company. It may take up to 72 hours for the changes to propagate, during which time the site may take longer than usual to load. You may wish to clear your browser cache and restart the browser. If you have any questions, please email Director of Tech Services Leslie Plummer at leslie@pad.org.
  • Custom Chapter Banners 50% off until Midnight 11/15

    For the first time ever, custom P.A.D. chapter banners are on sale for $125- 50% off!

    Offer only available until midnight EST on November 15, 2017. Use code: PADTurkey at checkout.

  • Disruption in Executive Office email service

    The Executive Office is currently experiencing a disruption in email service. We hope to have this resoved quickly. If you need to contact us in the meantime, please call the E.O. at 410-347-3118. Thank you for your patience!
  • Founders' Day of Giving is closing today!

    It's been an amazing inaugural campaign that surpassed all expectations.  140 donors stepped up and donated a total of $7,252.44 to the P.A.D. International Foundation in support of Phi Alpha Delta.  Amazing!

    Unfortunately all good things must come to an end.  We will be closing the books on this years' campaign at midnight tonight.  That still gives you time to be part of this record-breaking group of amazing Brothers and Sisters but you need to hurry!  Donations can still be made online or by calling the office at 410.347.3118.  We'd love to be able to include you as part of this group!
  • Founders' Day of Giving Update

    Thank you to the over 130 donors who contributed to the Phi Alpha Delta International Foundation on our Founders' Day of Giving. Your generosity is amazing! To see the list of donors, please click on the link below. If you would like to be added, we will have the campaign live on the Foundation page. Once again, "thanks, thanks and ever thanks!"
  • 85 Donors and Counting- P.A.D. Founders' Day of Giving

    We are up for 85 donors today contributing in honor of P.A.D. Founders' Day of Giving. We're excited to be celebrating P.A.D.'s 115th Birthday with all of P.A.D. nation today.

    Join the conversation and keep an eye on Day of Giving updates throughout the remainder of the day on the P.A.D. Facebook GROUP (not page, the group is new!).

    Happy Founders' Day!

  • Happy 115th Founders Day!

    We at the Executive Office wish you a Happy Founders’ Day and thank you for your commitment, determination, and passion for this fraternity. On our Founders’ Day and beyond, we are proud to have you all furthering P.A.D.’s mission.

    In honor of P.A.D.’s birthday, please contribute to the Founders’ Day of Giving to support the mission of the Phi Alpha Delta International Foundation and help your fellow Brothers and Sisters continue to make a difference.
  • Notice: Executive Office Email Service 11/8/2017

    The Executive Office will be transferring our email addresses to a more stable and secure mailserver Wednesday afternoon. While this transfer is processing, we may temporarily lose access to our email. If you need to reach us in the meantime, please call 410-347-3118. Thank you for your patience!
  • P.A.D. Pre-Law Conference- Thank You Attendees!

    Thank you to to our 400 P.A.D. pre-law attendees, mock trial competitors & judges, faculty advisors, sponsors, and vendors for a great 27th P.A.D. Pre-Law Conference, Mock Trial Competition, & Law School Expo.

    We look forward to another great conference in fall, 2018, and sharing pictures of this year's conference some time this week!

  • P.A.D. International Executive Board Conference Call

    International Justice Kathleen Maloney invites you to participate on the next International Executive Board Conference Call Wednesay, November 1 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Executive Session items will be held at the end of the call.

    If you would like to participate, please email andrew@pad.org for the conference call details. 

    All minutes are posted to the library in case you cannot make the call
  • Registration is Full for the 2018 Law Mock Trial Competition

    For the first time ever, we filled all slots for the Law School Mock Trial Competition during Round Two of registration. We are so excited by the response to this year’s competition, and we look forward to seeing our competitors in February. We are offering a wait pool for any teams who wish to be contacted if another team slot becomes available.

    To be added to the wait pool, follow the link below.

    In the event that a registered team drops out of the competition, we will contact the teams in the wait pool.  The first chapter to register their team will get the open slot.

    If you have any questions about the wait pool or the competition, please check out the Law Mock Trial Event Page, our FAQs, or contact emily@pad.org.
  • P.A.D. Founders' Day of Giving

    We are excited about our upcoming 115th birthday! P.A.D. Founders' Day is November 8th. In honor of this momentous occasion we are encouraging members and chapters to help raise awareness and funds for the Phi Alpha Delta International Foundation. The Foundation provides scholarships and grants for students and recent alumni to attend various leadership events. For more information follow the link below.
  • Pre-Law Conference Registration Still Open!

    There's still time to register for the 27th Annual P.A.D. Pre-Law Conference, Mock Trial Competition, and Law School Expo that will take place November 1-5, 2017! We have a few spots open so we are keeping registration live until they are filled. Please follow this link to complete your registration.

    Want to pay for your conference registration with a payment plan? Contact marlena@pad.org for more details!
  • FSU Pre-Law Wins Week 4 Recruitment Challenge

    Congratulations to this week's winner of the P.A.D. Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge-Florida State University Pre-Law Chapter with 59 new members! 

    In addition to prizes, the chapter will receive a certificate of achievement. Keep up the GREAT work!

    Keep working hard and your chapter will be entered to win 4 FREE PRE-LAW CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS!

    http://www.pad.org/membership/prelaw/plrecruitmentchallenge
  • Pre-Law Conference Registration Deadline TODAY, 10/13

    The deadline to register to attend P.A.D.'s Pre-Law Conference, Mock Trial Competition, and Law School Expo is October 13! 

    Contact Marlena Weiss at marlena@pad.org, or by calling 410-347-3118 with questions.

    Click here to register:

    http://padlaw.site-ym.com/events/register.aspx?id=972278

    The Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Conference, Mock Trial Competition, and Law School expo is an educational and leadership opportunity where pre-law members meet fellow P.A.D. members and law school representatives from colleges and universities throughout the United States. 

    This year’s conference is packed with guest speakers, workshops, leadership training, and panels that will provide invaluable fraternal networking and professional growth. We also provide time for attendees to sight-see around Washington, D.C. and visit local law schools

  • Reminder - David Benamy Convention Grant Applications due this Sunday!

    Don't forget - applications for the David Benamy Alumni Convention Grant are due this Sunday, October 15!

    These $500 grants helps fund the attendance of multiple recent P.A.D. alumni to the 2018 P.A.D. Biennial Convention in Lexington, KY. Phi Alpha Delta 2014-2018 law chapter graduates are eligible to apply. 

    Applications must be submitted by Sunday, October 15 to emily@pad.org. If you have questions about Convention or the application process, contact the Executive Office.
  • Recruitment Challenge Week 3 Winners- UMD College Park Pre-Law!

    Congratulations to this week's winner of the P.A.D. Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge- Phi Alpha Delta Pre Law - University of Maryland (45 new members!)!

    In addition to prizes, the chapter will receive a certificate of achievement. Keep up the GREAT work!

    Keep working hard and your chapter will be entered to win 4 FREE PRE-LAW CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS!

    http://www.pad.org/membership/prelaw/plrecruitmentchallenge
  • Puerto Rico - Chapter Support Fund

    Hurricane Maria caused severe damage in Puerto Rico. Our chapters have been adversely affected. Because of this devastation, the the Knoxville Alumni Chapter has launched a “Ricanstruction” Auction and fund drive.  You can find information about the auction on Ed Anderson’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ed.anderson). You can bid on various items and the funds raised will benefit our chapters in Puerto Rico.

    If you would like to make a cash donation, you can do that right here. All donations will go to support law school chapter operations at the deDiego Chapter (Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law), Munoz Chapter (Inter-American University School of Law) and Ramos Chapter (University of Puerto Rico School of Law).

    Our warmest fraternal thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.
  • Recruitment Challenge Week 2 Winners- Cornell Univ. Pre-Law!

    Congratulations to Cornell University Pre-Law Chapter for recruiting the MOST new members the week of September 25! 

    The officers will not only receive prizes for their accomplishment, but the chapter will receive a certificate of achievement.

    We look forward to continuing to recognize our pre-law chapters over the next 2 weeks, and the overall winner with 4 free Pre-Law Conference registrations!
  • Application Deadline EXTENDED for the P.A.D. David Benamy Convention Grant

    In light of the recent hurricanes and the delays caused by these storms, the International Executive Board has decided to extend the application deadline for the David Benamy Grant. The new application deadline is now Sunday, October 15

    Applications are due to emily@pad.org. Follow the link below for the grant application.

    Don't forget we're also accepting student and military grant applications! Those applications are due November 30.
  • Registration is Now Open for the 2018 P.A.D. Law School Mock Trial Competition!

    Team registration for the 2018 P.A.D. Law School Mock Trial Competition is now open! Teams may register one team per round of registration. This registration round will remain open until Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at midnight. 

    To register, visit the Online Registration page.
  • Recruitment Challenge Winners- Univ. of Arizona Pre-Law!

    Congratulations to University of Arizona Pre-Law Chapter for recruiting the MOST new members the week of September 18! 


    The officers will not only receive prizes for their accomplishment, but the chapter will receive a certificate of achievement.

    We look forward to continuing to recognize our pre-law chapters over the next 3 weeks, and the overall winner with 4 free Pre-Law Conference registrations!

  • David Benamy Grant Applications Due 9/30

     Phi Alpha Delta 2014-2018 law chapter graduates are invited to apply for the P.A.D. David Benamy Young Alumni Grant.

    These $500 grants help fund the attendance of recent P.A.D. alumni to the 2018 P.A.D. Biennial Convention in Lexington, KY.

    Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2017 to emily@pad.org