Phi Delta Phi International Fraternity - The Houston College of Law Chapter of Phi Delta Phi promotes the intellectual, social and professional qualities that a law student is expected to bring to the bar. Phi Delta Phi, established in 1869, is the oldest national legal fraternity in the Western Hemisphere. Our chapter of Phi Delta Phi, the Wood Inn, was chartered in 1982 and initiates new and honorary members each semester. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed one semester, be ranked in the top third of their class, and not belong to another legal fraternity.
The Wood Inn has many prominent alumni ranging from partners in the world's largest law firms to Texas appellate court justices. On a broader scope, five of the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court are members of the Fraternity, and more than 177,000 men and women have been initiated as members since 1869.
The Wood Inn participates in various school, professional and community service projects and presents Highest Class Grade Certificates to Houston College of Law students each semester.
Additionally, the Wood Inn benefits its members by providing access to scholarships, student loans, and networking activities. The fraternity's Balfour Scholarship Awards provide ten $2,000 scholarship grants to Phi Delta Phi members each year. More than $232,750 in scholarship service awards were distributed during the past decade. Phi Delta Phi also has a Student Loan Program with assets of more than $230,000 to be allocated to qualifying members in their final year of law school.
National Phi Delta Phi Website
Wood Inn Gets Ready for Another Successful Recruitment
History behind Judge John Howland Wood, Jr., for whom our Inn is named
RM: 304 C
1303 San Jacinto MB# 16
Houston, Texas 77002