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Legal fraternity chapters at The Fowler School of Law offer excellent networking opportunities along with camaraderie and support. See if a Chapman Chapter of these fraternities fits you.

+-Phi Alpha Delta

The Charles Whittaker chapter of Phi Alpha Delta was installed on March 20, 2004 at The Chapman University Fowler School of Law.  The Charles Whittaker chapter is the 189th chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, the world's largest legal fraternity.

Phi Alpha Delta is a professional law fraternity composed of law students, attorneys, judges, and educators.  With over 200,000 members across the world, we are dedicated to promoting professional competency, service, and achievement within the legal profession.  In fact, one out of six attorneys in North America is a member of P.A.D..  P.A.D. has chartered more chapters than any other law fraternity in the world with over 180 Law School Chapters (at ABA-accredited law schools), 95 Alumni Chapters in major metropolitan areas, and over 200 Pre-Law Chapters. A couple celebrated members are William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Harry Truman, James Carter, Jr., William Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

History

Founded in 1902 in South Haven, Michigan, Phi Alpha Delta was organized by a group of Chicago area law students in response to a legal controversy over a rule affecting admission to the State Bar. The students believed that law fraternity benefits should be made available to ALL members of the legal profession and soon expanded P.A.D. outside the Chicago area. P.A.D. was the first legal fraternity to remove ALL restrictions on membership regarding race, sex, color, creed, national origin and grade point average.

Mission Statement

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.

For more information, visit www.pad.org. If you are interested in meeting some fun people, volunteering in the community, gaining skills to succeed in law school, and making contacts that will benefit you in the future, then feel free to contact any of our officers or stop by one of our meetings!

Contact Info and Links:

padchapman@gmail.com
Facebook group: Chapman Phi Alpha Delta
TWEN: Phi Alpha Delta

+- Phi Delta Phi

The Stanley Mosk Inn of Phi Delta Phi was installed on April 11, 2002 at The Chapman University Fowler School of Law.  The Stanley Mosk Inn is the 194th Inn of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, the largest legal fraternity in North America.

Phi Delta Phi itself outdates the American Bar Association, having been formed in 1869 by four law students at the University of Michigan who united with the goal of changing the public perception of the legal profession.  The Stanley Mosk Inn's goal is to facilitate professional and ethical growth amongst students and practitioners of law while providing social opportunities for members. The Stanley Mosk Inn of Phi Delta Phi is the preeminent legal fraternity at Chapman Law.

The total initiated membership of PDP exceeds 191,000 persons. More judges, American Presidents, governors, senators, representatives, Cabinet members, ambassadors, ABA Presidents, and law school Deans have come from the ranks of Phi Delta Phi than any other legal fraternity, including:
James A. Baker, Hugo Black, Robert Bork, Benjamin Cardozo, Henry Jackson, Robert F. Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, Karl Llewellyn, William McKinley, Walter Mondale, Sandra Day O'Connor, William Prosser, Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Antonin Scalia, Byron White, William Taft, Earl Warren, and our own Dean Williams!

Membership
All Chapman law students who have successfully completed at least one semester of law school and are in good academic standing are eligible for application to the Mosk Inn.

First year students are eligible to participate in all public Inn activities and can be initiated following the posting of first semester grade.

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