November 29, 2010
The Phi Alpha Delta Chapter allows participants to gain exposure with law before making a decision on law school.
The Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, International at Texas Tech ranked third for the Don Hutson Outstanding Chapter Award at the 2010 National Conference and Mock Trial Competition in Washington, D.C.
The award places the Texas Tech chapter as the third best chapter in the nation. This honor comes at a time when the pre-law fraternity is recovering from significant 2010 budget cuts that sliced its funds in half.
Jasmine Crawford, president of the chapter, explained how the recognition brings many benefits and also shows great progression for the future.
"This award marks a great turn for us," Crawford said. "We were hit financially and because of that our membership is the lowest it's been in years. This honor provides for immense opportunities to recruit more members and get more funding."
Crawford also said the experience was eye-opening for all the participants.
"One of the guys who went on the trip, Omar Roman, wrote a letter to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and asked for the chance to meet her. She accepted. It was unexpected, but awesome he got that chance."
The Texas Tech chapter contains 50 members, and is open to all majors and students interested in attending law school. The basis for the organization is to give its participants exposure and experience, so they can make the right decision to attend law school or not.