Members of Phi Alpha Delta review their adgenda at the last meeting of the Serine
semester. Photo by Jade Mighell
"Phi Alpha Delta is
something we all care
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International is one of the greatest opportunities offered
to the law students at the University of Houston.
PAD, chartered this year, and already over 40 members strong, is a pre-law chapter of the
first and only legal organization to establish a pre-law program to assist undergraduate students
interested in law.
"By being a part of the International Law Fraternity, it has put us on the map," said Phi
Alpha Delta President, Angel Magouirk. "Because we are
a part of this great organization, members will know
people in the future and have life-long ties. Those ties are
Many different people are members of Phi Alpha
Delta, including judges, lawyers, educators and two of the
most famous members, President and Hillary Clinton.
Standing behind their logo, "Service to the
student, the law school, the profession and the
community," PAD members are something to be bragged
about. The organization is the largest legal organization,
with over 150,000 members and is designed to promote
professional, social, academic and community services of its members.
"The fraternity is something we all care about," said Magouirk. "The opportunities are
there if you want them, you just have to put the time and effort in to them."
For those who think that law is an opportunity to make some money, think again. For
members of PAD, law is a serious matter.
"There are too many people going into in the profession for the buck, but as a part of
PAD, we're helping the deans and ourselves have the best people in the business," said
Magouirk. "We're tightening the ethics and discourage those who only want money."
Members of PAD not only think about law, but also the less fortunate in their time of
need. During the fall, volunteers raised over $2,000 for the "Give a Little Christmas" drive. The
money went to 10 underprivileged children in which bicycles, clothing, toys and food were
purchased. In the Spring, PAD members volunteered at the Children's Festival, working with
For the future, Phi Alpha Delta would like to be recognized as a strong force in the law
"We want the fraternity to be lasting. Our goal is to have a lasting legacy - something to
hand down to the future professionals at the University," said Magouirk.
Phi Alpha Delta