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.

Benefits include:

Access to discussion opportunities amongst fellow members, test preparation resources, professional rewards and travel discounts.

Membership fee: 

$125 (Pre-law membership covers membership through graduation)


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. Upload a copy of your paid receipt to the Office of Student Affairs to be added to the chapter's roster. 

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

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

Platinum Chapter Standards Medal

Campus leadership opportunities are a great way to meet other students, alumni, and faculty at the university while also developing skills in the areas of:

  • Self-management
  • Administrative and project management
  • Organizational knowledge and strategy
  • Critical thinking and reflection
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership and teamwork

The Office of Student and Alumni Affairs is always looking for people to get involved and be campus leaders, including chapter officers, who lead student organizations like this one. If you’re interested in being a campus leader and chapter officer, please email [email protected] to ask if there are chapter officer openings for this organization!

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 on eligibility criteria or general information, email [email protected].