ABOUT PHI DELTA PHI

THE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY HALL CHAPTER
OF THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL HONOR SOCIETY OF PHI DELTA PHI

 

Welcome to the website of the Penn State University Hall Chapter of the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi!  Phi Delta Phi was established in 1869 to promote a higher standard of professional ethics. A Phi Delta Phi membership is a mark of distinction.  More judges, American presidents, governors, senators, representatives, cabinet members, ambassadors, American Bar Association presidents, Association of American Law School presidents, and law school deans have come from the ranks of Phi Delta Phi than from any other legal society.  U.S. presidents who have been initiated into Phi Delta Phi include: Gerald R. Ford, William McKinley, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, and William H. Taft. Supreme Court Chief Justices Charles Evan Hughes, William H. Rehnquist, and Earl Warren were also some of Phi Delta Phi’s notable members.

Our chapter, the Penn State University Hall, was established in 2015 to foster a community of pre-law students who may be able to bond over their shared interest in the legal practice.  In just four years of existence, our Penn State University Hall has won Phi Delta Phi’s International Hall of the Year Award in 2019! 

Our members can take advantage of what Penn State has called “groundbreaking” online activities, discussions, and peer support.  We held virtual LSAT preparation courses, interviews with a Congresswoman, a judge, and an energy law attorney.  Moreover, Phi Delta Phi provides pre-law students with the support they need for their journey toward law school through academic and career networking such as internships and mentorship programs.  Members also have the honor of wearing Phi Delta Phi cords and lapel pins with academic regalia at Penn State’s graduation ceremony.