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P.A.D.’s Pre-Law Program assists undergraduate students in making an informed decision about pursuing a legal career, deciding which law school to attend, and preparing for the rigors of law school.

Phi Alpha Delta remains the only Law Fraternity, and the only international legal organization of any kind, with an international Pre-Law Program committed to meeting the needs of undergraduate students interested in the law.

A Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Chapter holds programs that enable members to make those decisions, including:

  • LSAT Prep and educational programming
  • Law school and law firm visits and tours
  • Attorney Panels/Speakers
  • Workshops
  • Alumni Networking
  • Community Service
  • Social Events


List of all P.A.D. Pre-Law Chapters in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, includes links to their websites and social media.

  • Are you interested in joining P.A.D. Pre-Law, but you don't see a chapter listed at your school? 

Fill out this form and we will contact you soon!

Procedure for Establishing a Pre-Law Chapter

  • Do you see you Chapter listed but it’s not active? 

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Pre-Law Chapter Reactivation Manual

Requiring students to complete extra steps to join (such as interviews, applications other than the official P.A.D. application, required participation in events, etc.) are violations of P.A.D.'s open membership policy


 Ohio Northern University Petit College of Law
  • A “Best Value Law School: -2016-17 Tuition: $26,940
  • 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio- one of the lowest in the country
  • A top school in Ohio for multi-year bar passage and job placement
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  • Ranked #1 in trial advocacy and #3 in legal writing education by U.S. News
  • located in Tampa Bay, Florida, home to a diverse legal community and to hundreds of clinic and externship opportunities
  • All admitted first-year students automatically considered for multi-year scholarships. In Fall 2015, 55% of new J.D. students received scholarships


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  • P.A.D. merchandise (T-shirts, Banner, Acrylic Seal, Graduation Cords, etc.)
  • Purchase your international initiation fee
  • Purchase national P.A.D. event registration fees


Join the following P.A.D. Online Communities to connect to P.A.D. chapters and fellow members across the country. Similar to discussion boards, Communities can be used to work/interact with fellow P.A.D. members, post discussions, share documents, and gain advice. 


Recruitment boxes are mailed to Pre-Law Chapter Officers in August and January of each year. Email i
f you need additional materials including brochures, magazines, or informational cards.

Many of these materials can also be found in the Pre-Law DOWNLOADS section for your own printing and electronic sharing.


Have questions? Need advice or guidance? Pre-Law Operations Coordinator Katie Gibbs is available to schedule a Skype or conference call. Fill out this request form to schedule a virutal chapter visit.

Pre-Law Operations Coordinator, Katie Gibbs
(410) 347-3118 (office) 


    2015 P.A.D. Leadership Summit
    2015 P.A.D. Leadership Summit


    Important Forms (Applications for Membership, Insurance, Interest Sheet, Roll of Chapter)

    Manuals (Chapter Operations, Rituals, Bylaws)

    Policies (Alcohol, Anti hazing, Open Membership, Financial, Social Networking, Whistle Blower)

    Awards Applications (Due by the first Monday in June (June 6, 2016, June 5, 2017))

    Resources (Personal Statement, Webinars, Programming Ideas)

    Pre-Law Chapter Downloads

    Pre-Law Grads Entering Law School Transferring to Another School
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    Are you transitioning from a P.A.D. Pre-Law Chapter to a P.A.D. Law Chapter? Complete the Senior Transition Form and pay the discounted transition fee

    Are you transferring to a new school? Complete this Transfer of Membership Form and we will connect you with your new P.A.D. Pre-Law Chapter Officers.

    Join the Society of Scholars

    Phi Alpha Delta is pleased to recognize members for exceptional academic achievements through the Society of Scholars. Pre-law student members with a 3.5 GPA are eligible to join.

    Click here for more information.