Wellesley Is the First Women’s College With a Chapter of Phi Delta Phi

pdp_crestPhi Delta Phi International was established in 1869 at the University of Michigan to promote a higher standard of professional ethics in the legal profession. It was founded nine years before the American Bar Association. Phi Delta Phi has 131 active chapters — called Inns — in the Western Hemisphere and the number increases yearly. Phi Delta Phi has initiated in excess of 200,000 members.

For the first time a Phi Delta Phi chapter has been chartered at a women’s college. The Wellesley College chapter is also one of very few on the campuses of undergraduate institutions.

wellesley“As an aspiring attorney, I want to gain knowledge on law school and form camaraderie with other pre-law students,” said Brittany Lamon-Paredes, a rising junior who is a political science and anthropology double major and the Magister of the Wellesley chapter.

During the upcoming academic year, the Wellesley group seeks to advocate the legal profession, host practicing attorneys and current law students, foster a relationship with the Wellesley Pre-Law Society, and visit local law schools. All current Wellesley students, from first-years to seniors, can apply for membership in the honors society.

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