About Phi Alpha Delta
Welcome to the Mizzou Chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, where the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of our endeavors.
Founded in 1909, the University of Missouri-Columbia Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta has stood as a beacon of knowledge and camaraderie within the legal landscape. Throughout the year, our chapter engages in a myriad of activities and events, all in alignment with our motto, “service to the student, the law school, the profession, and the community.” Our weekly Tuesday night gatherings serve as the cornerstone of our journey, fostering an environment of brotherhood, service, and knowledge expansion. At these meetings, esteemed law graduates, attorneys, judges, and other professionals graciously share their wisdom, guiding our members through the labyrinth of possibilities within the legal profession.
Our commitment to cultivating the next generation of legal professionals extends beyond our chapter's walls. Annually, we attend the Law School Expo at Hulston Hall, facilitating face-to-face interactions with over thirty prestigious law schools. Through this exposure, we strive to equip our members with essential information on the law school application process, resume building, and acumen crucial for successful law school interviews.
Embracing the essence of brotherhood, our chapter orchestrates numerous service and brotherhood events, nurturing a tightly-knit community within Phi Alpha Delta. "Phi Alpha Donuts" stands as one of our cherished traditions, where our brothers gather at Mizzou's renowned "Speaker Circle" to offer free donuts to fellow students. There are many other brotherhood events we host, such as movie nights, golf tournaments, and nights out. We end off the year with our senior send-off, forging connections that endure well beyond college years.
As we journey forward, our aspirations encompass growth in membership and the creation of an organization that leaves an indelible mark on the lives of students at the University of Missouri and beyond. Through our unwavering dedication to service, professional development, and fostering a strong sense of community, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Chapter at the University of Missouri-Columbia continues to shape the leaders of tomorrow and inspires the pursuit of justice in all its forms.
Our parent organization, Phi Alpha Delta International, was founded in 1902 and holds a distinguished presence across the globe. Phi Alpha Delta boasts over 340 pre-law chapters, 207 law chapters, and a remarkable 100 alumni chapters. As a coed organization entirely dedicated to the study of law, we unite over 450,000 members nationwide, hailing from all academic backgrounds and varied life experiences.
The mission for our global organization is to empower aspiring legal professionals with the knowledge and tools essential to excel in their pursuit of a legal career. The path to success in law school can be both challenging and intricate, which is why Phi Alpha Delta provides all of our members with the resources and support they need.
By joining our esteemed fraternity, students gain access to a vast and enduring alumni network, offering boundless opportunities for mentorship, guidance, and career advancement. Phi Alpha Delta International fosters a thriving community of learners that extends to facilitating interactions with seasoned professionals in the field of law, ensuring our members receive firsthand insights and wisdom from those who have walked the path before them.
Phi Alpha Delta International celebrates and upholds the ideals of excellence, integrity, and service to the greater legal profession, while also fostering an environment that nurtures growth, learning, and lasting connections.