Phi Alpha Delta was founded on November 8, 1902. In September of 1970 it became the first law fraternity to admit women. The first Pre-Law Chapter was established in 1981 at Southwest Missouri State University. There are currently over 200 chapters chartered at law schools in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico, as well as 300 Pre-Law chapters and 97 alumni chapters. Over the years Phi Alpha Delta has continued to grow and expand its services, benefits and programs to members all over the world.
A Fraternity of Firsts
Declaration of Purpose
The purpose of this Fraternity shall be to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International has hundreds of prominent members that include U.S. Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, and others.
II. U.S Supreme Court of Justice