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Phi Alpha Delta Chapter Forms at Peace

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Phi Alpha Delta is one of the largest, professional legal fraternities in the world. Established in 1902, they have some experience under their belt.

William Peace University has its own Phi Alpha Delta chapter that is new and upcoming.

The students in the Peace chapter are very hardworking and are required to hold a certain GPA to be accepted and to stay in Phi Alpha Delta or they could be put on temporary suspension until grades improve.

Many people were appointed this week in leadership roles, including rising sophomores Michael Marchette as President and Yaqueline Yañez as Vice President, rising junior Rebecca Tshibambi as secretary, and rising senior Lexus Shaw as Treasurer.

In 1897, the Law Student League was formed, and later turned into Lambda Epsilon Law Fraternity. Lambda Epsilon Law dissolved but provided the structure and groundwork for Phi Alpha Delta.

Fast forward into the 2000’s, Phi Alpha Delta expanded and grew significantly in the new millennium. Since the incorporation of women in 1970, many women held leadership positions including International Justice, one of the highest positions in the fraternity. While that woman was serving her term in 2002, the fraternity celebrated 100 years of service in Washington, D.C.

In 2010, the Alumni Department was established to promote alumni and to facilitate relations between alumni and student members. Around this time, compared to its founding in 1902 Phi Alpha Delta has grown to 213 Law Chapters, 368 Pre-Law Chapters and 109 Alumni Chapters.

Phi Alpha Delta’s purpose is to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with other members far and wide in a fraternal fellowship, designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law, and to promote the welfare of its members.

This Law Fraternity has a multitude of firsts:

  • 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 an annual food drive to directly benefit food banks chosen by chapters in their community

 

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