Club Profile: Phi Alpha Delta pre-law Chapter

By: Liz Slocum ~Staff Writer~

Last week, Xavier University’s pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta became an official campus club, giving the organization the chance to recruit on campus. The chapter currently has 31 members and many more awaiting initiation but can always use more members.

With the goal of helping students interested in law to learn more about law school and legal professions, Phi Alpha Delta holds events such as LSAT preparation, judge speakers, and visiting courts during hearings, in addition to completing community service and hosting social functions throughout the school year.

The club has invited four attorneys from various law practices in the Cincinnati area to speak at an attorney panel on Monday, February 24 from 6-7:30 PM in Smith Hall room 308. Those presenting will share their experiences in the legal field.

“My goal for the Pre-Law Chapter is to experience all aspects of law inside and outside of the classroom,” says Rachael Rolfsen, a Criminal Justice major who serves as the chapter’s president. “This is why I make sure, as president, we have a balance of events inside the classroom and out in the real world.”

Undergraduate students of all majors who have an interest in law and would like an educational experience in preparing for law school and a career are encouraged to join.  The chapter has an open membership policy with a $100 dollar fee and a requirement to be in good standing with Xavier University.

“All in all, Xavier’s Pre-Law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta is a great investment because members really get a taste of what law school will be like and what to expect in the legal profession,” says Rolfsen.

Meetings are on Monday or Tuesday evenings in Smith 308 or the Conaton Learning Center room 531 from 6-7:30 PM for Spring 2014. Students who are interested in joining can visit OrgSync or contact Rolfsen at for more information.