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Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« on: September 13, 2006, 03:01:46 PM »
Is this really stupid, pointless, and a waste of money?

Or will it be a nice way to socialize/meet new people/make connections?

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006, 03:04:27 PM »
It's not a bad way to meet new people and relax a little.

It's not going to make you automatically win at life either.  But if you can make a few new friends it's probably worth it.
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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006, 03:05:05 PM »
Yea! Especially if you don't know other people who have the same interest as you (i.g.law) it sucks when you can't find others who share your same passion. so I see GO FOR IT!

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006, 05:36:00 PM »
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?

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 05:49:19 PM »
This advice has been helpful. Based solely on this advice, I think I may join.

Anyone else care to contribute?


Also, with regard to the Honors frat: I'm in the top 15% and on Law Review, and I haven't heard anything about it. I just looked it up and sent an email to the president of it at my school to see if there are any requirements for joining.

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2006, 05:54:46 PM »
This advice has been helpful. Based solely on this advice, I think I may join.

Anyone else care to contribute?


Also, with regard to the Honors frat: I'm in the top 15% and on Law Review, and I haven't heard anything about it. I just looked it up and sent an email to the president of it at my school to see if there are any requirements for joining.

Join it. It can't hurt.

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2006, 12:49:42 AM »
Join Phi Alpha Delta and the communist party.

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2006, 07:00:57 AM »
And bud.

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006, 02:53:18 PM »
Just found out I'm eligible for the honors frat (top 30% required). I think I'll be joining that.

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Re: Join Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity -- Bad Idea?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2006, 03:08:20 AM »
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.