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Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity

Mission Statement

To promote the highest standard of ethics and professionalism in law schools and the legal profession. Interested in joining the ranks of the elite?  Here is what we are about and how to contact us for more information!!

What is Phi Delta Phi?

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, established in the year 1869 to promote a higher standard of professional ethics, is among the oldest of legal organizations in North America. The fraternity was established only six months after the Columbus, OH, Bar Association and nine years before the American Bar Association. It holds a unique position in the history of the North American bench, bar, and the law schools. During the past two decades, Phi Delta Phi's reputation as an organization devoted to legal excellence has begun to spread into Mexico and Europe.

Phi Delta Phi has 131 active chapters–called Inns–in the Western Hemisphere and the number increases yearly. Phi Delta Phi has initiated in excess of 200,000 members, making it the world's largest legal fraternity whose membership is restricted to students and practitioners of the law.

Phi Delta Phis:

The total initiated membership of Phi Delta Phi exceeds 200,000 persons. More judges, American presidents, governors, senators, representatives, cabinet members, ambassadors, American Bar Association presidents, Association of American Law School presidents, and law school deans have come from the ranks of Phi Delta Phi than from any other legal fraternity.

Numerous American presidents, Supreme Court justices, and prominent members of the bar and bench have been initiated into Phi Delta Phi.  Click here to view a list, which also include prominent initiates from Canada, Mexico, and Guatamala.

Executive Board 2013-2014:


PDP Constitution

National Website

(Members of the on-campus community can view the Phi Delta Phi TWEN page for additional information.)