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Clark Atlanta University Welcomes its First Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016


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ATLANTA (December 7, 2016)    Phi Delta Alpha Pre-Law Fraternity has a new home for its latest chapter.  The group officially welcomed 22 students to its new chapter at Clark Atlanta University.  The purpose of the new chapter at CAU is to build strong bonds uniting students and teachers of the law with practicing attorneys and jurists to advance the ideals of liberty and equal justice under law; bolster excellence in scholarship; foster integrity and professional competence; and promote the welfare of its members so each has the ability to enjoy a lifetime of honorable professional and public service. 

 Junior political science major Maya McGowan was tapped to serve as the chapter’s first president.  She said some of the goals of the chapter include assisting CAU administration with improving its offerings of pre-law programming and enhancing opportunities offered to students interested in a career in law. 

“I am proud of the trailblazing members who are committed to making this chapter a prestigious and innovative one,” said McGowan.  “After being inducted into the Spelman College Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Chapter in spring of 2016, I did not understand why my illustrious university did not have this prominent fraternity on campus.  I realized that I could no longer wait for someone else to be a pioneer,” McGowan explained. 

According to McGowan, the area around the Atlanta University Center, which includes CAU, has one of the highest rates of released inmates returning to the community from prison.  CAU’s chapter of Phi Alpha Delta plans to tackle this need head-on through programming to better understand the criminal justice system, and partnerships with non-profit groups to help reintegrate ex-offenders. 

“It was never about accolades.  It’s about giving future CAU Panthers an opportunity to serve,” McGowan continued.

Category: Students
Keywords: Phi Delta Alpha