Delta Theta Phi
|Delta Theta Phi|
Cleveland Law School
|Publication||The Adelphia Law Journal|
Campbell Univ., Wiggins School of Law225 Hillsborough Street, Ste 432
Raleigh, North Carolina
Delta Theta Phi (ΔΘΦ) is a professional law fraternity and a member of the Professional Fraternity Association. Delta Theta Phi is the only one of the two major law fraternities to charter chapters (senates) in the United States at non-American Bar Association-approved law schools. Delta Theta Phi can trace its roots to 1900 at the then-named Cleveland Law School. Delta Theta Phi has initiated more than 136,000 members across the country and in several other nations.
Delta Theta Phi is the only law fraternity with an authoritatively recognized law review, The Adelphia Law Journal. Membership is the only requirement to submit a note for consideration for publication.
The governing body for the fraternity, called the Supreme Senate, has overseen the operation of the fraternity since 1913. The Supreme Senate was originally composed of seven elected officers until a student was added to the board to assure a more complete student representation. In the 1970s, a second student position was added. At the 2015 Biennial convention held in Washington, D.C. members elected the following to the Supreme Senate: Robert Leone, Chancellor; Greg Wolenberg, Vice Chancellor; Carrie Morris, Master of Rolls; Rob Witt, Master Inspector; Justin Hayes, Master Scholar; Amy Goodman, Master Alumnus; Patrice Hensley and Jeremy Wann, Master Liaisons (Formerly Student Members).
Delta Theta Phi merged with Sigma Nu Phi (founded 1903) in 1989, taking all of Sigma Nu Phi members into membership and gaining The Adelphia Law Journal, giving Delta Theta Phi its own authoritatively recognized law review.
Notable initiates of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity include four U.S. Presidents (Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Calvin Coolidge, and Lyndon B. Johnson), Robert Menzies, an Australian Prime Minister, nine Chief or Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, including among them Edward Douglass White, Jr., Charles Evans Hughes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Harry Blackmun, John Paul Stevens, Sandra Day O’Connor, and William K. Suter, Alfred Lawrence, 1st Baron Trevethin, a Lord Chief Justice of England, 33 current or former U.S. Senators and 77 current or former U.S. Representatives.