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Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

What is Phi Alpha Delta?

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. We are the preeminent law fraternity promoting the bonds of fraternalism and we are the leader in the development and advancement of professional ideals.
Phi Alpha Delta District XVIII Conference at Suffolk University
    Phi Alpha Delta District XVIII Conference 2012-2013, Suffolk University

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.

A Fraternity of Firsts!

Phi Alpha Delta was the first fraternity to:
  • Open membership to all genders, races, creeds and national origins.
  • Receive support from the U.S. Department of Justice for Law-Related Education and Youth For Justice Programs.
  • Establish its own separate organization devoted to serving its members' communities, the P.A.D. Public Service Center
  • 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.
  • Conduct an Annual Food Drive to directly benefit food banks chosen by chapters in their local communities.
  • Implement an on-line membership database for networking students and alumni/ae together.

Who is Part of Phi Alpha Delta?

Prominent members of Phi Alpha Delta include United States presidents, Supreme Court justices, cabinet members, United States senators, and members of Congress! For more information, please visit or!

 Maclean Chapter Initiation Fall 2012
    MacLean Chapter Initiation Fall 2012

Phi Alpha Delta, MacLean Chapter Executive Board 2012-2013

Programs and Events 

Fall 2013 Events - Visit our TWEN page or Facebook page for dates.

  • Case Briefing Help
  • LexisNexis Scavenger Hunt
  • New member initiation
  • Trivia Night
  • Dress for Success
  • Transactional Attorney vs. Litigation Attorney Panel
  • Appellate Brief Guidance for 2Ls
  • Founders Week
  • Local Brewery Tour
  • Cards for Troops
  • Charity Book Drive
  • Host of the 2013-2014 Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International District XVIII Conference

Team Relay for Life 2012-2013

  Team Relay for Life 2012-2013, Northeastern University

Past Events

  • Host of the 2009 Phi Alpha Delta District Conference 2009
  • Dirty Little Secrets 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Beruiting to Save Second Base at Sweetwater 2011-2012
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Saturday's Bread Soup Kitchen 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Home for little Wanderers 2011-2012
  • Valentine's Cards for Soldiers 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • How to Fix Those Midterm Mistakes! 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Charity Social with Suffolk University Law School 2011-2012
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Week (including Bake Sales, a Charity Social, T-Shirt sales and more) 2011-2012, 2012-2013
  • Relay for Life 2012-2013
  • Dress for Success 2012-2013
  • Giving Thanks Cards for Troops 2012-2013
  • Rosie’s Place Soup Kitchen 2012-2013
  • Red Sox game 2012-2013

Join Us!

Do you want to become a member of the MacLean Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International? A discounted rate is offered to pre-law chapter members. Contact any member of the executive board for more information, or join at
We look forward to meeting you!