In the year 1869, law students at the University of Michigan, School of Law formed a society for the purpose of promoting "a higher standard of professional ethics and culture in this and other law schools and the profession at large." The organization continues to exist today and is known as Phi Delta Phi International.
Over two hundred chapters exist today at American, Canadian, Mexican, Polish and German law schools. In the over one hundred forty years since the establishment of Phi Delta Phi International, over 200,000 men and women have been initiated into membership. A chapter – called an Inn, after the English Inns of Court -- was chartered here at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1993 and is called the John Maher Inn. It is active on our campuses today.
Membership in Phi Delta Phi is by invitation only. If you are interested in learning more or possibly having a member vouch for you please complete the Phi Delta Phi
A representative of the Inn will then contact you shortly to describe more fully the programs and activities of Phi Delta Phi. Phi Delta Phi International anticipates the initiation of over 3,000 law students this academic year. We here at Cooley hope a number of them are from our ranks, including yourself.
If you have any further questions regarding membership or about the organization feel free to contact Inn Magister.