Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is the world’s largest legal fraternity. It is composed of pre-law students, law students, legal educators, attorneys, judges, and government officials. PAD was founded in 1902 and the Lawson Chapter at University of Missouri-Columbia was founded in 1909. The PAD motto is “Service to the Student, the Law School, the Profession and the Community.” The Lawson Chapter fulfills this motto by organizing various activities and events throughout the school year including, but not limited to: a Happy Hour to welcome first year students in the fall; a sand volleyball tournament; an annual Food Drive for the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri; fall and spring semester blood drives; Mizzou Law clothing sales; and guest speakers for perspectives credits. In addition, members of the Lawson Chapter receive various discounts on events and products in addition to exclusive access to the PAD outline bank specifically created for Mizzou Law professors and updated each semester. For more information, contact the Lawson Chapter executive board at or check out our website at