"A local inn of the fraternity, formed in the spring of 1979, is named in honor of former Chief Justice William S. Richardson of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court. The fraternity is dedicated to the professional and social interests of its members and to service to the School of Law. Membership is open to all men and women law students who have completed their first semester of law school.
"Our singular mission is the promotion of legal ethics and academic distinction in the law schools and the profession at large. Phi Delta Phi was founded in 1869 by four law students at the University of Michigan Law. Since then, Phi Delta Phi has grown exponentially and internationally. Today, Phi Delta Phi is a significant legal organization with chapters at major law schools throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe."