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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 school, you are one of a select group of students who excel academically and enjoy the respect of their peers and professors. 

Legal Honor Society

The Legal Honor Society is made up of chapters called Inns, located at law schools, which, if located in the United States of America, is approved by the American bar Association, or which, if located outside of the United States of America, is recognized as a standard institution for legal training in the jurisdiction in which located.

To be eligible for active membership, a law school student must be of good moral character and in good academic standing at a law school in which a Student Inn is located. “In good academic standing” shall be defined as not less than the top 1/3 of the class or other recognized, scholastic, professional ethics or service standard in which the candidate for membership has excelled, including, but not limited to, membership on Moot Court, published journals, or service in legal clinics or community service as approved by the Council.

Pre-Law Society

The Pre-Law Society was established to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to join Phi Delta Phi. Phi Delta Phi’s Pre-Law Society strives to develop a student’s knowledge of the law and help make an informed decision about pursuing a legal career.  All undergraduate students with an interest in law will gain invaluable knowledge of the diverse opportunities that the legal world has to offer.

Membership in the Pre-Law Society is open to any undergraduate student in good academic standing at their college or university. Individual chapters may hold stricter membership requirement standards to be eligible for initiation in the chapter.

Barrister Society

The Barrister Society is composed of alumni members who were active members initiated while students in law school. Phi Delta Phi Law Student members become Barrister members upon graduation. Membership in Phi Delta Phi lasts a lifetime!

Honorary Membership

Honorary members shall be members of the legal profession duly elected and initiated in recognition of merit. They must be judges of courts of record, members of law faculties or others learned in the law who have become prominent in the profession and who are not at the time eligible to become Active members.


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