About 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.


Bound together by tradition and our common interest in the law, we share these core values: Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation.

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. 

Prominent P.A.Ds

 President William H. Taft

 President Woodrow Wilson

 President Warren G. Harding

 President Harry S. Truman

 President Jimmy E. Carter, Jr.

 President William J. Clinton

 Vice President Joseph Biden

 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

 Justice Samuel Alito

 Justice Stephen Breyer

 Justice Elena Kagan

 Justice Sonia Sotomayor

 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg

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