Phi Alpha Delta History
Phi Alpha Delta History

Phi Alpha Delta: A Walk Through the Decades

Learn more about P.A.D.’s legacy through the history video: Phi Alpha Delta: A Walk Through The Decades.

Members and chapters are welcome to use this video as a resource during recruitment and chapter informational meetings.

History Timeline

Emblems & Symbols

Est. November 8, 1902

The History Continues: A P.A.D. History Book

Official P.A.D. Song

Phi Delta Delta Women’s Legal Fraternity

International Leadership

History of the International Executive Board

Learn a brief history about the International Executive Board and how they serve their role in Fraternity growth.

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History of the International Tribunal

Learn a brief history about the International Tribunal including past members, rules, and past decisions.

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Phi Alpha Delta was the first law fraternity to...

  • Open membership to all genders, races, creeds and national origins.

  • Host one of the largest Mock Trial Competitions for law students in the country.

  • Conduct a “Senior Transition Program” for pre-law students entering law school.

  • Establish a Pre-Law Program to assist undergraduate students interested in the law.

  • Hold P.A.D. Day at the Supreme Court, a day designated for P.A.D. attorneys to be admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Win a CFEA Award for Excellence in the highly-competitive multimedia category for the P.A.D. History Video.

  • Implement an on-line membership database for networking students and alumni/ae together.

Our Mission

Phi Alpha Delta is the world’s preeminent law fraternity because of our dedication to service: service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community.

It is through devotion to the ideals of Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation that we better both our profession and our community. Through accepting our differences we become not just a law fraternity, but a family.