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landrover06

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2007, 12:19:01 AM »

It's not a bad idea. If you look at about any profile of an attorney at a large firm, most will say Phi Delta Phi or Phi Alpha Delta. However, Phi Delta Phi is at most schools an Honors Fraternity, so it may be viewed in a little higher regard than Phi Alpha Delta, but not by much.

Wait until after your first semester grades and then join Phi Delta Phi if you can, but if you can't then at least join Phi Alpha Delta. Hillary Clinton was a member so it can't be that bad right?



President Clinton's former mistress Gennifer Flowers (left) claims Bill told her Hillary was a lesbian.  Rumors have swirled about Hillary's relationship with cabinet member Donna Shalala (center) and New York Lawyer Susan Thomases.

'My sources indicate Hillary is bisexual and fools around much more than her husband'
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That's her perogative and her sexual preference is her own private business.  She is infinitely better than that collosal idiot of a president George Bush.  Bush looks like he's given a few BJs in his lifetime in order to move ahead.

ayn

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2007, 11:18:00 PM »
She's had plasic surgery. Look up pictures of her when Bill was first became Arkansas governor.

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2007, 04:07:09 AM »
Why not? What can it hurt?  Just another network that can only be beneficial.

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2007, 12:57:13 PM »
Just a quick point of clarification, there is no such thing as a "Legal Honors Fraternity."  PDP allows its chapters to set GPA requirements, but those range from top 10% to a 2.0.  A C average does not qualify for "Honors" status anywhere.  That disparity really can cause some problems when you walk out the doors of your school and run into PDPs who belong to Inns with different (or no) GPAs. 

The PDP constitution and a message on their website from their Executive Director Tim Wheat also clearly state that they are not an "Honors Fraternity." 

I suggest that you join whoever you feel comfortable with.  P.A.D. is the largest, by far with over 265,000 living members.  Presidents, Congressman and U.S. Supreme Court Justices have all seen the benefits of membership over the years and joined after they were in office or on the bench.  In addition, over 9,000 students joined P.A.D. this past year. 

P.A.D. has grown to our current size because we have always been a fraternity of firsts; the first to welcome members of all races, the first to welcome women, the first to welcome members of all creeds into membership.  P.A.D. is also the only law fraternity to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to learn about the law and make an informed decision about whether a career in the law is for them.  At the law school level, we also focus heavily upon academic assistance and providing our members with professional development opportunities and alumni networking.  Contrary to other posts here, a good number of P.A.D. events are for members-only. 

PDP is the oldest, but much smaller.  DTP is the smallest and also accepts individuals from non-ABA approved law schools, which P.A.D. and PDP do not. 

Take a look at all three websites and see which appeals to you.  Also, when you get to school, get to know the members of each fraternity.  You won't make a "wrong" choice, but you'll want to make the best choice for you.  I have very good friends that belong to the other fraternities, but I've never regretted joining P.A.D.  We're the not the best because we're the biggest, we're the biggest because we provide the best membership experience and services.   

Sincerely,

Byron K. Rupp
Director of Chapter Operations
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
410.347.3118
dco@pad.org



Yes, joining the honors fraternity is an easy way to get something good on your resume.

Ours looks for people with good grades OR commitment to community service. Top 1/2 + meals on wheels = good looking credential on the resume. You can still go to the PAD parties and they won't throw you out.

It's not like Law Review, where it's going to demand a lot of your time.

Adrian

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K a r i

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2007, 04:57:12 AM »

http://www.flowgo.com/index.cfm?action=view&id=6660&scid=0


I'd rather go with her than Obama or Edwards! Unfortunately, however, she is part of a failed Democratic Party establishment -- led by her husband -- that enabled the George W. Bush presidency and the Republican majorities, and all the havoc they have wreaked at home and abroad.


Personally I believe Obama is a female private part and Hillary is a female dog. Which would you like in the White House, a female private part or a female dog? Sorry, I don't like Hill, but I'd rather have a female dog in the White House than a female private part. Plus Bill as the First Lady, that dude would be a G, lol.

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2007, 12:06:45 AM »
LOL Kari! ;)
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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2007, 04:23:31 AM »

She's had plasic surgery. Look up pictures of her when Bill was first became Arkansas governor.


You're so right, ayn!



Bill and Hillary Clinton in their younger days


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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2007, 09:23:38 PM »
"Phi Delta Phi is an honor fraternity to which students with a minimum academic standing or service commitment are invited. Phi Delta Phi, established in 1869, is the oldest professional fraternity in the western hemisphere and many leaders of the bench, bar and law schools are members. Those who seek camaraderie, good fellowship and promotion of the highest standards of professional and personal ethics may be interested in Phi Delta Phi. In addition, Phi Delta Phi offers tangible benefits including scholarships, student loans, regional and international meetings and conventions."

"PAD is the world’s largest professional legal fraternity serving students, law schools and the profession. It is dedicated to the ideals of community service. Its goal is to form a strong bond uniting students and teachers with the bench and bar. This international organization offers professional programs, student loans, job preparation, job placement assistance, insurance programs, a quarterly publication, conventions, conferences, awards and lifetime friendships. PAD is open to all students."

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2007, 08:44:59 AM »

[...] Plus Bill as the First Lady, that dude would be a G, lol.


Amen!