The Adelphia Law Journal

Delta Theta Phi is the only law fraternity in the world which publishes its own authoritatively recognized law review. The Adelphia Law Journal is a cooperative enterprise intended to serve the local senates of Delta Theta Phi, the fraternity as a whole, and the legal community in general. The journal was created in 1981 by Sigma Nu Phi Legal Fraternity which recognized the need to place the organization on a larger, national scale with more focus and attention given to the legal profession. Delta Theta Phi Merged with Sigma Nu Phi in 1989. The Adelphia strives to attain these goals through the publication of articles, notes, and commentaries reflecting both legal analysis and literary expression; and, as a reflection of its accomplishments, was in 1985 accepted by the Index to Legal Periodicals as well as other similar indexes, reference guides and authorities. By providing a forum for legal creativity, continues to advance legal scholarship and aids in the educational and professional development of those who participate. The Adelphia Law Journal has been recognized by prominent Congressional leaders, the Index to Legal Periodicals, and in press releases. Every year, the National Editorial Board of the Adelphia chooses a senate from among those which apply to undertake the rigorous challenge of editing and publishing that years’ issue of the review. Once chosen, the senate is committed to extensive editorial review, proof-reading, and cite-checking of all submissions. Every member of Delta Theta Phi is eligible to submit material for possible publication in The Adelphia Law Journal! Submissions should explore legal topics of a national or international interest.

Individual Submission Of A Note, Article, Or Review

Individual submissions for consideration should be made in writing to our International Editor-In-Chief. Submissions may be made electronically or via US Postal Service. Delta Theta Phi has a unique approach to the submission process. Your submission will be reviewed and critiqued for its publication potential. If you take the opportunity, our Editor-In-Chief will even review your semi-final draft and tell you how best to complete it so that it will meet our publication standards.

Submission Of A Senate Petition To Be The Editorial Board

If your Senate is interested in publishing an upcoming volume of the Adelphia, please contact our Editor-In-Chief with the following:

  • Letter of Intent from Senate
  • Proposed Board of Editors with attached resumes
  • Statement of Support from Law School Dean

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