Phi Delta Phi is an international legal honor society and the nation's oldest legal society. With more than 130 chapters and 200,000 total initiated members, Phi Delta Phi remains an elite organization that has produced five U.S. Presidents, fourteen U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and many other influential legal and political minds. Prior to becoming an honors society, Phi Delta Phi was a professional fraternity founded at the University of Michigan in 1869 in order"to promote a higher standard of professional ethics."
Almost one-hundred and fifty years after its founding, the Kent Inn of Phi Delta Phi at the University of Michigan Law School continues as a thriving community of law students. The Kent Inn is unique among Phi Delta Phi chapters because we also have a residential community. Current members hail from over a dozen different states, India, Germany, and are graduates of many top institutions including University of Virginia, Grinnell College, UCLA, Stanford, Cornell University, UNC, and University of Vermont.
A quick sample of our members' academic interests include public defense, constitutional law, environmental law, family law, international public interest law, sports law, education law, transactional law, civil rights litigation, and commercial litigation. Our members work on the Michigan Law Review, Michigan Journal of Environmental Law, Michigan Journal of Gender and the Law, Michigan Journal of Law Reform, and Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review.
Phid is a community, a place filled with a rotating cast of 25 weirdos, and an integral part of MLaw's social life.
Phid is fun, sometimes loud, never lonely, and always supportive.