Phi Alpha Delta is one of the oldest international pre-law and law fraternities in existence, with over 240,000 members across the globe. Phi Alpha Delta is the English for "Philos Adelphos Dikaios", a Greek phrase which translates to "fond of one's brother or sister, brotherly, sisterly." Phi Alpha Delta strongly believes in the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood between its members; Emory School of Law's chapter strives to uphold this belief in all that we do.
Our chapter, Keener Chapter, was named after William Albert Keener, a student of Harvard Law School and later Dean of Columbia University School of Law and New York Supreme Court judge. Phi Alpha Delta is the oldest law fraternity and currently the only law fraternity in existence at Emory School of Law; Phi Alpha Delta’s competition with another fraternity, Delta Theta Phi, ended in the latter disappearing from campus. We strive to give our members and the Emory Law community at large opportunities to participate in service, social, and networking activities in furtherance of their careers and personal fulfillment.
Phi Alpha Delta welcomes any student interested in joining our organization. We hold bi-weekly meetings at the law school and have initiations once per semester. We elect standing committee chairs every Fall semester and encourage 1L's to run for these positions, and elect officers every Spring semester.