Kage3212 wrote:I heard some talk at the Pitt Open House about some sort of "Law Fraternity" where people exchange previous outlines, offer notes, hold practice exams, disseminate past exams for specific professors and provide a bunch of general help to incoming 1L students. This seems like an absolutely amazing opportunity and a good way to establish connections with students who have already been through the gauntlet. Are any of you current Pitt people in this society, and if so, is it really as helpful as it sounds? Appreciate any info regarding this.
Phi Alpha Delta (PAD, as we call it), costs about $100 and the membership is good throughout law school. Basically, PAD members who made an A- or higher in a class are encouraged to share outlines online via a TWEN (westlaw type blackboard thing) site. It's great for 1Ls who join, because it really gives a good starting point for outlines for most of your classes. Beyond that, membership benefits are somewhat limited. They offer social events and a few other things, mostly for 1Ls, like "how to get an A" with certain professors and "how to find a job." Definitely glad I joined as a 1L just for the outlines. I used a lot of outlines for 1L, and fewer for 2L. I suspect very few, if any, will be available for 3L.