Phi Delta Phi
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity, Est. 1869
-Promoting a Higher Standard of Professional Ethics-
Welcome to Murphy Inn, founded at Saint Louis University School of Law in 1949.
Phi Delta Phi (PDP) has 131 chapters – called Inns – and has initiated over 200,000 members making it the world’s largest legal Fraternity whose membership is restricted to students and practitioners of the law. More judges, American presidents, governors, senators, representatives, cabinet members, ambassadors, American Bar Association presidents, Association of American Law School presidents and law school Deans have come from the ranks of Phi Delta Phi than from any other legal Fraternity. By the Fraternity's 100th anniversary, members had appeared on the cover of TIME magazine more than 100 times.
Phi Delta Phi’s dedication to ethics, professionalism, community service and leadership is driven neither by religious nor political ideology, but by the will of its individuals to foster an appreciation for ethical behavior and to create a good impression of our oft-maligned profession.
Prominent members of Phi Delta Phi include:
Membership is limited to students of good moral character who meet our standards of scholarship and service.
Every year Phi Delta Phi awards twelve $3,000 Balfour Scholarship Awards to law students thanks to a grant from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation. In addition there is a Balfour Minority Scholarship and an International Exchange Award.