Eligibility & Join Info



Is there a chapter at your school or in your area? Click the links below to view which schools and cities have chartered P.A.D. Chapters.

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List of Pre-Law Chapters List of Law School Chapters List of Alumni Chapters



Phi Alpha Delta has the resources to help you succeed! As the largest professional legal fraternity in the world, P.A.D. fulfills our mission- "Service to the student, the school, the profession and the community"- by helping students make informed decisions about their education, connecting them with mentors and fostering supportive communities in and out of school.

Test Prep Benefits
and discounts on test prep courses and materials for the LSAT, GRE and Bar Exam from Princeton Review, Powerscore, Kaplan, Themis and many others.

Internship Opportunities & Discounts
on clothing, books, and shipping needs from sponsors like Office Depot, Brooks Brothers, BarristerBooks.com and the Fund for American Studies.

Still have questions about the benefits of joining P.A.D.? Click Here to view our brochure and email us at info@pad.org with any questions.






  • Pre-Law Member: Any member of the administration, faculty or any student in good standing at any institution of higher learning where a Pre-Law Chapter of this Fraternity is chartered.

  • Law School Member: Any person who is in attendance and in good standing at any law school where a Chapter of this Fraternity is chartered.

  • Alumni Member: Any person who has been licensed to practice law in, and is in good standing with, any jurisdiction recognized by the International Chapter or by the International Executive Board; any graduate of any law school where a chapter of this fraternity may be chartered, or any duly initiated law school member upon their departure from law school who is not the subject of any disciplinary proceedings resulting in temporary or permanent cessation or denial of his or her license to practice law; and any judge who qualified in any of the preceding categories prior to becoming a judge.

  • Honorary Member: Any person who has attained unusual distinction in the legal profession or in the field of law at least a statewide basis shall be eligible for honorary membership. The term “field of law” shall embrace any person elected or appointed to a legislature or engaged in the execution, administration, or enforcement of the law, whether or not such person is a member of the legal profession.

    Honorary membership is granted via majority vote by the P.A.D. International Executive Board. Please contact Director of Law & Alumni Relations, Emily Baranoski, if you would like to nominate someone for honorary membership.

 **P.A.D. has an open membership policy.