Welcome Pre-Law Students

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) is an international law fraternity. Here at OSU, our chapter serves the pre-law community with professional development workshops, free LSAT prep, networking events, essential application tips, and a vibrant social network.

We help pre-law students prepare for law school throughout their undergraduate studies. It’s never too early to begin thinking about law school, so we encourage underclassmen to join.


Here at OSU, we hold chapter meetings most Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm. All are welcome to attend our meetings, where we bring in speakers from law schools, panels of current law students, legal professionals, and test-prep company representatives to speak to members. These meetings are vital to getting acquainted with the process of applying to law school, understanding the realities of pursuing a legal career, and realizing the range possibilities that a legal education provides.

Our biggest event is the annual Night of Networking in the spring, when we host local legal professionals for an evening of engaging conversation. All pre-law students are encouraged to attend, ask questions, and make valuable connections.

Members are also encouraged to get involved in leadership-building activities like volunteering in the Columbus community on weekends, contributing to chapter fundraisers, and joining a chapter committee.

We also collaborate closely with OSU Pre-Law Advising, which hosts regular forums and events, like the annual Law School Fair.


Our Open Membership policy ensures that we connect all students interested in a legal career with the appropriate resources.

Prospective members may complete an Application for membership and submit a one-time Initiation Fee at www.pad.org. Chapter members are also encouraged to pay annual chapter dues of $10, to support OSU Phi Alpha Delta Pre-law chapter’s day-to-day operations and programming. PAD offers lifetime membership, so those who join as pre-law students will continue to be PAD members when they are in law school and after they enter the legal profession. This policy also ensures a large network of pre-law students, law students, and legal professionals with whom members may connect.

Interested in joining? Come check us out at our next meeting! We are always accepting new members.

If you have questions about PAD, you may also contact us at pad.prelaw.osu@gmail.com