Phi Alpha Delta (PAD)   

Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International, is a professional service organization composed of pre-law students, law students, legal educators, attorneys, judges, and government officials. Founded in 1902, PAD has over 270,000 initiated members including approximately one out of five American attorneys and is the largest co-ed professional law fraternity in the United States. Counted among Phi Alpha Delta's alumni are seven United States Presidents and fourteen Supreme Court Justices including current Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, and Alito. The William Paterson Chapter at Seton Hall University School of Law became the 100th active PAD chapter on May 7, 1964.


Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion, and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community.

We are the preeminent law fraternity promoting the bonds of fraternalism and we are the leader in the development and advancement of professional ideals.

Core Values
Bound together by tradition and our common interest in the law, we share these core values: Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Professionalism, Service, Diversity, and Innovation.


The purpose of this Fraternity shall be to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers of the law with members of the Bench and Bar in a fraternal fellowship designed to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under the law; to stimulate excellence in scholarship; to inspire the virtues of compassion and courage; to foster integrity and professional competence; to promote the welfare of its members; and to encourage their moral, intellectual, and cultural advancement; so that each member may enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service.

Board Members

Kaitlyn Bernaski - Vice Justice -
Kim Gilhooly -
Clerk -
Elizabeth Lautenbach
- Treasurer -
Amanda Laterza - Marshal -