August 30, 2019 at 3:39 pm

Join Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, September 10 and 17

Do you have an interest in law? Come join Ohio University’s only pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, on Sept. 10th and Sept. 17th from 7-8 pm in Bentley 129. Dress is business casual.

Phi Alpha Delta visits Cleveland State University Marshall College of Law


Phi Alpha Delta is the largest international co-ed pre-law fraternity in the United States. Even if you are not a pre-law major and regardless of your year, if you have an interest in law or going to law school, you should consider joining the organization.

As a professional and academic fraternity, we give members the opportunity to explore their interest in law through various events around campus, speakers, alumni, law school trips, mock law school classes and professional development workshops put on through our professional networking committee. Phi Alpha Delta also helps students prep for the LSAT through LSAT study tables where members can work together to study for the admissions test. PAD has also paired up with TestMasters to have in-chapter LSAT prep along with a discount for their LSAT prep courses.

Other than professional development, Phi Alpha Delta also participates in fundraising and philanthropy work. Every other Thursday, PAD has a grilled cheese sale where members volunteer to work the stand and raise money. All of the proceeds are donated to the Athens Reentry Program, which helps people who have recently been released from jail/prison become readjusted to society. Phi Alpha Delta also participates in Philanthropy events around campus such as the NEDA walk.

Phi Alpha Delta visits Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Another benefit to this fraternity is the long-lasting relationships you make with your fellow members while in the organization. You are surrounded by hardworking students with similar professional and academic interests. Many of PAD’s members will be in your classes and other organizations around campus, so it helps you place familiar faces in your surroundings.

Members in the organization their first year will be assigned a Big, this is an excellent way for new members to form a close connection with a returning member of PAD. Other than Big/Little, we also spray paint the graffiti wall, go bowling, have spaghetti parties and much more!

“I joined Phi Alpha Delta because I wanted to build professional connections without the price and commitment that comes with social sororities and fraternities. PAD allows me to explore my interest in law and to grow within the field. Above all, this fraternity has allowed me to meet people who have the same interests. I met my two best friends, upperclassmen at OU, and people in the field of law through PAD. Because of this, I feel very comfortable in the path I am taking through higher education and feel as though I will always have someone to turn to” says Ali Gucwa, a second-year Geography-Environmental Pre-Law and Urban Planning major also pursuing a certificate in Environmental Studies.

“Phi Alpha Delta is an excellent resource for students interested in pursuing law school,” adds Larry Hayman, Pre-Law Advisor and Specialist for the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and advisor to the group adds. “Law schools want to see that students are involved in the community, including through student organizations.  Students learn valuable networking, leadership, organizational, and time management skills by participation in this organization.  As a bonus, students get will join an organization that includes several current members of the Supreme Court of the United States, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel Alito!”

If you are interested in Phi Alpha Delta, come learn more about the organization. At recruitment you will have the opportunity to meet other prospective members and current members as well as learn more about what we stand for as an organization.

For more information, contact the New Member Liaison, Kheara Wright, at

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