How to Join?

Joining Phi Alpha Delta is easy. The quickest and easiest way to apply is to fill out the online application at PAD International’s website here, but you can also print out a paper application and turn it in to our office in Hulston Hall. International dues are a one-time fee of $80, and our local chapter dues are a one-time fee of $60. The International dues can be paid online with a credit card, but we are only able to accept cash or check for payment of our local dues at this time.

Why Join PAD?

A legal fraternity offers opportunities for community involvement, networking, and academic assistance. The Lawson Chapter at the University of Missouri School of Law maintains a strong tradition of academic excellence combined with a unique atmosphere of camaraderie.

Community Service

Service to one’s community is an integral part of the legal profession. PAD strives to uphold these principles by participating in various community initiatives. PAD sponsors an annual food drive to collect food for the Central Missouri Food Bank, and we bring in a speaker of community interest each year. PAD also participates in annual Mizzou blood-drives and other campus service activities.


The list of PAD alumni is long and distinguished. PAD is the largest international legal fraternity consisting of nearly 200,000 living members and has an online membership database for networking students and alumni. As a PAD member, you will find alumni contacts and assistance wherever you decide to practice. If you choose to practice in Missouri, we have alumni practicing in almost every county of the state.

Social Events

PAD understands the rigorous nature of studying law. In response to the stress involved with law school, PAD provides its members with opportunities to relax and unwind by sponsoring social functions. One of our most popular events is our yearly “Balls of Fury” beer pong tournament, but we also have happy hours and other events throughout the semester.