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Phi Alpha Delta is the largest co-ed professional law fraternity in the United States and George Mason University's only pre-law fraternity since the chapter was established in 1992. There are currently 316 pre-law chapters, 206 law school chapters, and 99 alumni chapters spread across 38 districts in the United States (including Puerto Rico), Canada, and Mexico. There are over 330,000 members to date. Approximately 1 of 6 attorneys, 1 of 5 federal judges, and 3 of 10 state judges are members of Phi Alpha Delta. The diverse organization was established in 1902 and was the first law fraternity to open membership to all genders, races, creeds and national origins. Notable alumni feature Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, and a host of other successful individuals.

Why Join?

As a brother of Phi Alpha Delta, you have access to our international database, which contains the contact information of all brothers of Phi Alpha Delta, whether they are a member of our pre-law chapter or a member/alumni of any PAD chapter.

Our Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity chapter also offers mentorship to all brothers of Phi Alpha Delta. Any interested member can reach out to the board and other members to get helpful information on any legal-related topic! Members can spend as much time as they’d like working towards whatever goal they set with our mentorship team. This can be getting into law school, getting an internship, or finding the right career path for you!

The international Phi Alpha Delta database can also provide you with a number of different free or discounted resources for LSAT test prep. Our chapter hosts LSAT prep sessions and full length practice exams at the request of our members.

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. Upon joining our chapter, you have the opportunity to participate in community service opportunities around Fairfax.

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. Our chapter hosts many events for members to connect with one another and foster a community within our academic fraternity.

Mission

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community.

Vision

We are the preeminent law fraternity promoting the bonds of fraternalism and we are the leader in the development and advancement of professional ideals.

Core Values

Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation.

Purpose

To form a strong bond between students and teachers of the law with members the professional legal community in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law, stimulate excellence in scholarship, 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.

Additional Information

International Membership Benefits

For more information on what benefits you can receive from your international dues please visit: https://www.pad.org/page/memberbenefits

International and Chapter Dues

International: $125 (one-time fee)

Chapter: $20 (paid semesterly)

Our chapter does not want the cost to prohibit you from becoming a member. Please reach out to us if you need assistance.

Do you still have questions?

You can visit the international website at www.pad.org for more information or visit the 'Contact Us' page to reach out to us directly.

Join Us Today

Joining us is easy! Just follow the steps outlined below to gain membership in our chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law fraternity. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions regarding membership. Our contact information can be found on the 'Contact Us' page.

International Membership (Step One)

  1. Visit the Phi Alpha Delta International website to fill out the "Pre-Law Student" application HERE
  2. You should receive an email notice in the following days informing you of your application acceptance.
  3. Upon completion of the application, you will need to pay your International dues HERE (The international office will connect your payment to your account so you do not need to wait until your application is accepted)
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Chapter Membership (Step Two)

  1. After completing the international membership requirements, Log in to your Mason360 account.
  2. Search in 'Groups' for Phi Alpha Delta.
  3. Request to join*! Your request will be accepted as soon as possible and you will receive a notification to your Mason email when you have been accepted.
  4. You can also click the 'Join' button on our homepage to be sent directly there.

*Please only join our Mason360 group after completing Step one, thank you!