Phi Delta Phi (PDP)
President: Patrick Fortune [email]
Founded in 1869 to promote a higher standard of professional ethics and culture, PDP is the oldest national or international association in the legal profession. PDP has chapters in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe, and current members include Supreme Court Justices Rehnquist, O’Connor, Scalia, Kennedy, and Stevens. The GW chapter of PDP, the John Marshall Inn, is an honors chapter. Students gain membership to PDP at GW through academic performance or membership on a journal or skills board. PDP offers members many venues to develop leadership skills and participate in community service activities. Benefits to members include scholarships, an outline file, a student loan program, the opportunity to make alumni connections, and discounts on bar review courses. PDP sponsors a number of annual events at the Law School, including social, ethics, and charitable functions.