Phi Delta Phi

Distinguish Yourself


Membership in Phi Delta Phi is a mark of distinction that reflects a commitment to scholastic achievement, professional ethics and honorable achievement. If you qualify for membership and are invited to join while in law school or as an undergraduate student pursuing a pre-law curriculum, you are one of a select group of students who excel academically and enjoy the respect of their peers and professors.

Since 1869…

Phi Delta Phi is the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States, predating even the American Bar Association. It was founded in 1869 at the University of Michigan School of Law by four law students, who at the urging of their faculty, endeavored to create an association that would foster scholarship, civility, and ethical conduct in our profession. Since that time, Phi Delta Phi has grown beyond the borders of the United States to Canada, Latin America and Europe.

Phi Delta Phi celebrates academic excellence and embraces the finest attributes of professionalism and scholarship. Since our founding, Phi Delta Phi has emphasized to students and lawyers alike the importance of our calling. Active membership is drawn from those students of the law who not only have shown themselves companionable, but have manifested ability and industry in legal study. Membership in Phi Delta Phi is truly a mark of honor and distinction that follows one throughout life.

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Rewards of Membership

Scholarships to fund your studies. Networking with the best and brightest throughout the world. Lifelong relationships and mentors. Membership in Phi Delta Phi is much more than a mark of distinction for your resume.

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