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Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity


The university’s chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity (PAD) is the first approved online affiliate. PAD is an international professional law fraternity, advancing integrity, compassion, and courage through service to the student, the university, the profession, and the community.

The chapter seeks to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under the law, to stimulate excellence in scholarship. PAD inspires the virtues of compassion and courage, fosters integrity and professional competence, and promotes the welfare of its members.

Chapter leaders encourage moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement in members.

Membership & Fees

Benefits include: access to discussion opportunities amongst fellow members, test preparation resources, professional rewards and travel discounts.

Process: Visit the Phi Alpha Delta website, join as a student and pay your one-time membership fee. Select the Pre-Law radio button and then choose American Public University System as your chapter. Email your confirmation to and a chapter officer will provide you with access to the chapter's website. 

Chapter Standing

Phi Alpha Delta has achieved SILVER standing, per the university's Chapter Standards program. Silver standing demonstrates a very high level of chapter involvement and denotes excellence in chapter leadership and member engagement.

Silver Standing


If you are a student interested in legal studies or pre-law coursework, you are eligible for membership. Phi Alpha Delta has an open membership policy.

For questions or general information, email

Current Members

If you are currently a member of Phi Alpha Delta, your organization is active on The Quad.

To access The Quad, login to the ecampus. The Quad link is located on the lower right-hand side of the page, under the Student Services quick links. The Phi Alpha Delta group page can be found under the Connect tab, in Professional Organizations.


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