Founded in 1869, Phi Delta Phi is one of the oldest
professional organizations in the Western Hemisphere. The Fraternity is the
second oldest legal organization in continuous existence in the United
States and the third oldest in North America.
Phi Delta Phi has active chapters - called Inns - at law
schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, and Poland. Phi
Delta Phi has initiated in excess of 191,000 members since its founding in
1869. Over 83,000 living members make it the largest professional legal
fraternity in existence whose membership is limited to law students and
lawyers. Approximately 3,000 women and men law students are initiated into
Phi Delta Phi each academic year.