Published on January 9, 2008
Phi Delta PhiInternational Legal Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity FDF Phi Delta Phi promotes the highest standard of ethics and professionalism in law schools and the legal profession. Willkie Inn Officers & Committees: Willkie Inn Officers & Committees Magister (Day): Terri Michener Magister (Night): Samantha DeWester Vice Magister: Jennifer Wilson Clerk/Recruitment: Ashleigh Resetarits Historian/Technology: Theresa Parish Exchequer/Treasurer: Bob Jalaie Carly Grissom: Scholarship John Lira: Philanthropy Adam Berry: Alumni Melanie Sloan & Jill Koehlinger: Social Leslie Schickel: SBA Representative Learn more about your 2006-2007 officers at pdpindy.org! WELCOME!: WELCOME! “We, the undersigned students of the Law Department of the University of Michigan, in order to promote a higher standard of professional ethics and culture in this and other Law Schools, and in the profession at large, and desiring to unite ourselves in the endearing bonds of affection and brotherly love, for the purpose of encompassing these ends, do associate ourselves into a Fraternity to be known as Phi Delta Phi.” - Fraternity History - - Founding Fathers - - Prominent Members - - Membership Requirements - - Membership Benefits - - Scholarship & Networking - - Philanthropy & Social - - Contact Info - phideltaphi.org Fraternity History . : Fraternity History . The International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi, established in the year 1869 to promote a higher standard of professional ethics, is one of the oldest legal organizations in North America and in fact is the oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United States. Founded almost nine years before the American Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi holds a unique position in the history of the North American bench, bar and law schools. During the past two decades, Phi Delta Phi's reputation as an organization devoted to legal excellence has continued to flourish internationally with new chapters in Canada, México and Europe. Phi Delta Phi’s active chapters – called Inns after the English Inns of Court – are located at numerous law schools in North America and Europe. Since its founding in 1869, Phi Delta Phi has initiated over 195,000 members, making it the largest legal professional fraternity whose membership is limited to law students and lawyers. Unlike some other legal organizations, Phi Delta Phi does not initiate individuals who have not successfully matriculated into an accredited law school. Nevertheless, Phi Delta Phi’s published position on diversity is quite broad, and the Fraternity is committed to the elimination of discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, family status, sex, age, sexual orientation, handicap or disability. More judges, American presidents, governors, senators, representatives, cabinet members, ambassadors, American Bar Association presidents, Association of American Law School presidents, and law school Deans have come from the ranks of Phi Delta Phi than from any other legal fraternity. Five of the previous nine justices of the United States Supreme Court are Phi Delta Phi’s, including the Chief Justice of the United States. Founding Fathers: Founding Fathers John Bryson Cleland Joseph Dease Ronan Eugene Edward Allen John Marion Howard Charles Spaulding Thomas Phi Delta Phi tradition tells us that on December 13, 1869, our Founders met at the Gregory House in Ann Arbor, Michigan and perfected the organization of the oldest professional and legal fraternity in continuous existence. The organization was to be called “Phi Delta Phi.” National expansion was envisaged, and the chapters of the Phi Delta Phi were to be named after distinguished jurists, statesmen, and lawyers rather than given Greek letter designations. In keeping with this policy the Michigan Inn was named after the distinguished New York Chancellor James Kent and his son Charles Artemas Kent, who was a popular professor of law in the Law Department. In order to clearly indicate the intent of the Order and to provide a code of ethics for the future, a Constitution was promulgated, the preamble to which is a model for all to ponder. Slide6: American presidents, Supreme Court justices and prominent members of the bar and bench who have been initiated into Phi Delta Phi include: Howard H. Baker, Jr. * James A. Baker, III * Birch E. Bayh * Hugo Black * Robert H. Bork * William J. Brennan * Ellen Burns * Benjamin N. Cardozo * Pamela Carter * Archibald Cox * Gerald R. Ford * Joyce Hens Green * Charles Evans Hughes * Daniel K. Inouye * Henry M. Jackson * Thomas Penfield Jackson * Leon Jaworski * Anthony M. Kennedy * Robert F. Kennedy * Karl Lllewllyn * Thurgood Marshall * William McKinley * Gerald T. McLaughlin * Edwin Meese, III * Walter Mondale * Malcolm W. Monroe * Sandra Day O'Connor * R. Thomas Olson * Samuel Pierce,Jr. * Lewis F. Powell, Jr. * William L. Prosser * Dana Rasmussen * Sam Rayburn * William H. Rehnquist * Stephen R. Reinhardt * Owen J. Roberts * Franklin D. Roosevelt * Theodore Roosevelt * Antonin Scalia * Myra C. Selby * William French Smith * John Paul Stevens * Adlai Stevenson * Potter Stewart * William H. Taft * Earl Warren * Byron R. White * Wendell Willkie Prominent members of the bench, bar and political community from Canada include: Rosalie Abella * John Aird * Lincoln Alexander * W. Ian Binnie * Archie Campbell * Jules Deschenes * Alan B. Gold * Brian Greenspan * Edward Greenspan * Peter Hogg * Paul S. A. Lamek * Claire L'Heureux-Dubé * Lauren Marshall * Roland Martland * R. Roy McMurty * Daniel R. Michner * John W. Morden * William D. Parker * Robert J. Pirie * Bob Rae * James B. Southey * John Napier Turner Prominent members from México include: Mario Becerra Pocoroba * Eloy Cantú Segovia * Fernando Elizondo Barragán * Francisco García Jimeno * Genaro David Góngora Pimentel * José Antonio González Fernández * Fernando Lerdo de Tejada * Fernando Margáin Berlanga * José Antonio Núñez Ochoa * Alejandro Ogarrio R. E. * Loretta Ortíz Ahlf * Fernando Pérez Noriega * Arturo Salinas Martínez * Luis Santos Theriot * Claus von Wobeser * Pedro Zorilla Martínez Membership Requirements: Membership Requirements To be eligible for membership, a law student must be of good moral character, in good academic standing at an accredited law school in which a Student Inn is located and not be a member of another legal fraternity. First year students are ineligible for membership until they have completed at least eight weeks of their first semester. At many law schools, Phi Delta Phi is viewed as an honorary organization requiring a more rigid standard of scholarship for eligibility. At those law schools, first year, first semester students are ineligible for membership, although they may pledge the Fraternity. Phi Delta Phi is unique in this respect. Each new member pays a one-time initiation fee of $75 U.S., with due consideration for international exchange rates. Upon completion of the report of initiation and administration of the Oath, the initiate becomes a Phi Delta Phi for life. Most, if not all, of the Student Inns are dependent upon “local dues” to finance their activities. These dues are established by each individual Inn, depending upon its needs. Local dues for Willkie Inn are $20. Although alumni dues are strictly voluntary upon graduation, they provide approximately fifty percent of the income comprising the yearly General Operating Fund of the Fraternity. Int’l Membership Benefits: Int’l Membership Benefits Balfour Scholarship Awards International Exchange Program Balfour Phi Delta Phi Minority Scholarship Dean William A. Prosser Award Biennial Conventions & Conclaves International Graduate of the Year Award Ward T. Blacklock, Jr. Excellence in Ethics Award Insurance Program Placement Opportunities Different individuals seek different goals and objectives. There are those who believe that camaraderie, good fellowship and promotion of the highest standards of professional and personal ethics and performance justify affiliation. Others seek more tangible benefits: scholarships, regional and international meetings and conventions, and other benefits made possible by membership. Willkie Inn Membership Benefits: Willkie Inn Membership Benefits SCHOLARSHIP NETWORKING PHILANTHROPY SOCIAL Scholarship & Networking: Scholarship & Networking Outline CD Study, Registration, & Job Tips Initiation at Indiana Supreme Court Law Firm Reception - Bingham McHale “Swing for Simon” Golf Tournament Spring Ethics Week Guest Speakers Spring Alumni Brunch Willkie Inn, Indy Philanthropy & Social: Philanthropy & Social “Phi Delta Phi 4 You” Fall Service Week Annual “Swing for Simon” Golf Tournament Weekend Community Service Days Annual Charity Bowlerama Monthly “Thirsty Thursdays” Happy Hours IU Homecoming Caravan & Tailgate!! Law Revue Talent Show Spring Ethics Week End of Year Social Willkie Inn, Indy Show your spirit – Decals $5!: Show your spirit – Decals $5! Email [email protected] or visit pdpindy.org for more info! Fall Service Days: Fall Service Days October 29th – Care Center for Women & Children Dinner, 4-6pm November 12th - Care Center for Women & Children Dinner, 4-6pm November 25th – Wheeler Mission Men’s Service, lunch & dinner “Swing for Simon”Golf Tournament: “Swing for Simon” Golf Tournament Date Changed: OCTOBER 7th Contact Us!: Contact Us! International Headquarters 1426 21st St. NW Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: 202-223-6801 Facsimile: 202-223-6808 From the U.S. & Canada: 800-368-5606 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.phideltaphi.org WILLKIE INN Website: www.pdpindy.org E-mail: [email protected] If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Terri or Ashleigh, at either [email protected] or [email protected] Save The Date!! : Save The Date!! PHILANTHROPY: “Swing for Simon” Golf Tournament, Oct. 7th and Annual Charity Bowlerama, Nov. 3rd. First GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING: OUTLINE CD RELEASE PARTY! Tuesday, Oct. 10th at 5:15pm – OUTLINE CD’s! Next THIRSTY THURSDAY!: THANKS FOR COMING TO OUR “RAFFLE @ THE RATH!” Thursday, Oct. 12th at Howl at the Moon, 8-10pm! SOCIAL: IU Homecoming v. Michigan State, Oct. 28th INITIATION: Friday, Nov. 10th, 8pm at the Indiana Supreme Court & Reception at Bingham McHale!!