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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. 

Current Members

If you are currently a member of Phi Alpha Delta, your group is active on Facebook. For assistance connecting with this group, email

Chapter Standing

Phi Alpha Delta has achieved GOLD standing, per the university's Chapter Standards program. Gold standing demonstrates the highest level of chapter involvement and denotes excellence in chapter leadership and member engagement.

Gold Excellence


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