Phi Alpha Delta is excited to offer our first ever Pre-Law Recruitment Challenge! Win FOUR registrations for the Annual Pre-Law Conference, Mock Trial Competition and Law School Expo by recruiting the most new members this fall. All pre-law chapters, including charters and reactivations, are eligible to participate.
Be sure to check your email, P.A.D. social media, and this page for more information and updates.
Contact Us: If you have any questions about the challenge, pre-law recruitment, or chapter operations, contact the P.A.D. Pre-Law Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following week's highest recruiting chapters will have their officers honored with Officer Packages for each official officer. Each package includes an Officer Certificate, Official P.A.D. Officer Pin, and Official Officer Graduation Cord. The winning chapter each week will also receive a certificate of achievement and recognition on the P.A.D. website.
The chapter that recruits the total most new members throughout the Competition (from September 16 - October 13) wins the GRAND PRIZE.
4 FREE P.A.D. PRE-LAW CONFERENCE REGISTRATIONS ($1,200 VALUE)
1. There is no official entry form. Any chapter that recruits members during the challenge period is automatically considered.
2. The pre-law chapter with the most new members* will be awarded the grand prize of four admissions** to the Pre-Law Conference, Mock Trial Competition and Law School Expo. This prize can be redeemed for either the 2017 or 2018 events.
3. Chapters that recruit at least 25 new members during the challenge period will receive special recognition and a prize from the Executive Office.
*New members must have filled out the online application and paid the international initiation fee to be counted toward a chapter's total.
**Admission does not include travel or lodging.
WHO CAN WE RECRUIT?
A pre-law member is defined in the Fraternity Policy Manual as "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."
Pre-law chapters are encouraged to welcome new members of all class levels (freshmen through seniors) and of any major. The purpose of P.A.D.'s Pre-Law Program is to help students interested in pursuing a legal education and career make an educated decision about going to law school.
Pre-law chapters may also recruit students in graduate programs on campus (for example, those obtaining a masters degree in criminal justice, business, etc.). Please note that all students pursuing their LLM or JD should join the campus' P.A.D. Law Chapter.
Recruitment is not only an opportunity to grow our fraternity and welcome thousands of new brothers and sisters each semester, but it is vital to P.A.D.'s continued livelihood. New members are the future of our fraternity; they could soon be your chapter's next slate of officers, the next member to attend Pre-Law Conference, join P.A.D. in law school and attend Convention, or even become a District Justice as an alum, then serve on P.A.D.'s International Board. New members foster growth, bring new ideas and methods to operations, and establish new bonds in our brother/sisterhood.
How is recruitment applicable to life after pre-law? Many practices require attorneys to find their own clients. This is especially true if you are a sole practitioner. During P.A.D. recruitment, you learn how to speak with individuals in a professional, yet persuasive manner. This is a necessary skill to possess when you have to look for clients or sell your case to a jury.
Not sure how to promote P.A.D. to potential new members? Think back to when you became a member of P.A.D. What were the main reasons you joined the Fraternity? While the underlying reason was most likely an interest in the law, most people join P.A.D. because someone asked them to. This is the simplest, and yet most forgotten, element of effective recruitment. At some point during the recruitment process, the recruiter/officers need to specifically ask someone to fill out an application, pay the initiation fee, and JOIN!
Visit the About Us page for additional recruitment talking points and contact us if you have any questions about recruiting.
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