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Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?

desmo

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Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?
« on: July 27, 2005, 02:02:47 PM »
So is joining PAD (Phi Alpha Delta) as a 1L worth the $70 or so bucks?


Re: Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 05:14:33 PM »
At my school most people join to get the outline cd they give to all members.  I guess you can put it on your resume, but I don't know if it worth it or not.

Re: Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005, 05:17:33 PM »
It seems like it couldn't hurt. You could at least meet some new people  ;D

Re: Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 05:03:04 AM »
god I hope they haze. I could teach them a few things about hazing.

i keeed i keeed.

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Re: Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2005, 10:55:26 AM »
So is joining PAD (Phi Alpha Delta) as a 1L worth the $70 or so bucks?



Hmmm, well that depends on what you expect from it.  If you expect that mentioning PAD on your law school resume will be the tie breaker that will get you into the "yes" pile, you will probably be disappointed.  PAD, like many other student organizations is non-selective and non-presitgious.  You pay the dues and you're in.  Accordingly, for resume purposes, your money would be much bettter spent on a membership in Phi Beta Kappa, if you get invited.

PAD can, however, be an invaluable source of information and networking.  Many PAD chapters have a mentorship program with law students from the law school affiliated with the chapter's undergrad.  Also, they often administer free LSAT's, have LSAT turoing, study sessions and workshops and have examples of law school resumes and statements submitted by the chapter alums. 

Basically, it depends on how good your PAD chapter is.  If it's nothing more than a few guys that get together for beers once a month and talk about their dreams of Yale law school, then you should probably pass.   ;)

Re: Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2005, 09:10:59 PM »
I am a PHI ALPHA DELTA Sister at my law school I love it. great for networking and everyone is so helpful during exam time with outlines and holding cram sessions. Hope you join

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Re: Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2005, 12:03:11 AM »
god I hope they haze. I could teach them a few things about hazing.

i keeed i keeed.


lol.  Me and you both. 

Re: Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2005, 02:57:29 AM »
I was debating this too. Is it worth $70 to be able to call Bill Clinton my frat brother?  :D

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Re: Legal Fraternity (PAD) worth it?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2005, 09:35:11 PM »
Never hurts on the resume and could be potential for networking.