Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, established in the year 1869 to promote a higher standard of professional ethics, is among the oldest of legal organizations in North America. The Fraternity was established only six months after the Columbus, Ohio Bar Association and nine years before the American Bar Association. It holds a unique position in the history of the North American bench, bar and the law schools. During the past two decades, Phi Delta Phi’s reputation as an organization devoted to legal excellence has begun to spread into Mexico and Europe.

Phi Delta Phi has one hundred and thirty-one active chapters — called Inns — in the Western Hemisphere and the number increases yearly. Phi Delta Phi has initiated in excess of 191,000 members making it the world’s largest legal fraternity whose membership is restricted to students and practitioners of the law.

The total initiated membership of Phi Delta Phi exceeds 191,000 persons. 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 fraternity.

Annual Activities & Benefits

  • Annual Christmas Party supporting Salvation Army’s Toys-for-Tots
  • Adopt-a-Family participant with Catholic Charities of Jackson
  • Host, Ambulance Chase for Charity supporting local area food banks
  • Host, Date Auction for Charity supporting MS Battered Women’s Shelter
  • Host, 1L Exam Writing Seminar
  • LexisNexis Web course member-only online database
  • Participant, Mississippi College School of Law Adopt-a-Building Program