We encourage law students to consider being a member of the nation’s premier law fraternity. Delta Theta Phi, which can trace its roots to 1900, has initiated more than 136,000 members across the country and in several other nations. Many of our members are distinguished persons in government, in business, in international affairs, on the judiciary, and in the general practice of law.
Delta Theta Phi is a multi-faceted organization, designed to assist with your needs and complement any existing programs at your school. For example, Delta Theta Phi can assist with professional programs (giving you access to our local alumni as guest speakers), charitable and service programs (our students participate in a wide range of local, regional, and national programs), or academic opportunities (we are the only law fraternity with an authoritatively recognized law review), in addition to the academic and social advantages of networking among students in their various levels of study.
Each law school has its own distinct personality and we support our chapters (Senates) that will strengthen and expand that personality. Our alumni and student senates provide educational, professional, and charitable opportunities to facilitate the development of skills necessary to obtain the highest levels of achievement in law school and beyond.
Delta Theta Phi provides a forum for students, lawyers, and other members to network, exchange ideas and knowledge, and create lifelong professional affiliations and personal friendships.
Each new student member, upon the payment of the one-time student fee and taking the oaths of membership, receives a recognition pin, certificate, subscription to our magazine The Paper Book, and access to all member benefits. Alumni Members in Good Standing continue to receive The Paper Book, special mailings, access to special limited edition benefits, and announcements and invitations to special events. Members, through their senate officers (and later, through this website), may obtain lists of members from the Delta Theta Phi Headquarters.
Delta Theta Phi Mission Statement
To foster lifelong friendships and professional affiliations through legal education,
international networking, and mutual respect.
The Object of Delta Theta Phi
The Object of this organization shall be to unite fraternally congenial students of the law, to lead them and their fellow students to high scholarship and legal learning, to surround them with an environment such that the traditions of the law and of the profession may descend upon them, to promote justice, to inspire respect for the noblest qualities of mankind and to advance the interests of every college of law with which this Fraternity shall be associated.
The Purpose of Delta Theta Phi
The Purpose of this organization shall be to perpetuate in every member of this Fraternity, the application of the highest standards of personal integrity, diligence, candor and trust, of individual responsibility, of respect for law, rights and property of others and the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct in the study, practice, and teaching of the law.