Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, established in the year 1869 to promote a higher standard of professional ethics, is the oldest professional fraternity in the Western Hemisphere. The fraternity has over 120 active chapters – called Inns – at law schools throughout the country, as well as in Mexico and Canada. More judges, American presidents, governors, senators, representatives, cabinet members, ambassadors, American Bar Association presidents and law school Deans have come from the ranks of Phi Delta Phi than from any other legal fraternity.
University of Missouri’s Tiedeman Inn was established in 1890, and sponsors many activities designed to serve the law school and law school community. These activities include sponsoring speakers, student work shops, and philanthropy and fundraising projects. It organizes receptions following our Fall and Spring Initiations, as well as an annual Happy Hour with the Young Lawyers Association in Columbia. PDP is open to students in the top third of their class, as well as Journal and BOA Board participants.