2020 Pre-Law Conference
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Conference,
Mock Trial Competition, & Law School Expo

November 4-8, 2020

About Pre-Law Conference

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

Each conference is packed with guest speakers, workshops, leadership training, and panels that 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.

We are monitoring how COVID-19 may affect this in-person conference. In the event we are unable to host in Arlington, VA this year, we will transition the conference to a virtual format.



  • Includes meals, Law Expo, law school tour, registration materials, workshops, Conference t-shirt, and more.



  • Includes meals, Law Expo, law school tour, registration materials, workshops, Conference t-shirt, and more.

Faculty Advisor


  • Includes meals, Law Expo, registration materials, workshops, Conference t-shirt, receptions, and more.



  • Includes Law Expo booth, listing in event materials, social media & website exposure, event signage, & more.


Mock Trial Team Captain's Meeting
6:00-7:00 PM
Conference Registration
12:00-6:00 PM
Mock Trial Rounds 1 & 2
9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Purple & Gold Party
6:30-7:30 PM
Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:30 AM
Welcome and Announcements
8:30-8:45 AM
Law Admissions: Behind Closed Doors
8:45-10:15 AM

Presented by Dean Michelle Heck, University of Richmond School of Law and Dean Jessica Fonseca-Nader, St. Thomas University School of Law

Law School Expo
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
12:30-1:30 PM
Rotating Workshops
1:30-3:30 PM
Free Time for Sightseeing & Law School Tours
3:30-8:00 PM
Mock Trial Round 3
4:00-6:30 PM
Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:00 AM
8:00-9:15 AM
Keynote Speaker
9:15-10:15 AM
Rotating Workshops
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
12:30-1:30 PM
Lawyer Q & A Panel featuring P.A.D. Alumni
1:30-3:00 PM
Mock Trial Finals
3:40-6:00 PM
Pre-Law Awards Banquet
7:00-8:30 PM
Travel Day - no events scheduled. Safe travels!

Mock Trial

Hosted within the Pre-Law Conference event, the Mock Trial Competition provides the ability for teams of four to compete on a national level, not just within your local community. Teams from P.A.D. pre-law chapters across the country compete for first through fourth place, with additional honors for outstanding defense, prosecution, advocates, and witnesses awarded.

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Mock Trial

Law Expo

The Law Expo portion of the P.A.D. Pre-Law Conference is host to 100 law schools and law school prep/LSAT prep companies, and is designed to further help students make an educated decision about pursuing a legal degree and law career.

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Law Expo

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

2800 South Potomac Ave, Arlington, VA 22202

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Thank You to our 2019 Sponsors!

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.