Phi Alpha Delta

Pre-Law Fraternity, International
University of Washington Chapter

As the largest, professional legal fraternity in the world, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity fulfills our mission - "Service to the student, the school, the profession and the community"- by helping students make informed decisions about their education, connecting them with mentors and fostering supportive communities in and out of school.


Mission: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community.

Vision: We are the preeminent law fraternity promoting the bonds of fraternalism and we are the leader in the development and advancement of professional ideals.

Core Values: 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 Fraternity


Philos Adelphos Dikaios

“Love of Humanity and Justice for All”

PAD was the first to...

  • Open membership to all genders, races, creeds and national origins.

  • Host one of the largest Mock Trial Competitions for law students in the country.

  • Conduct a “Senior Transition Program” for pre-law students entering law school.

  • 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.

  • Win a CFEA Award for Excellence in the highly-competitive multimedia category for the P.A.D. History Video.

  • Implement an on-line membership database for networking students and alumni/ae together.


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.