On October 8th, 2007, Kappa Alpha Pi was started by a united group of likeminded undergraduate pre-law students at the University of Michigan. Formerly associated with the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity International, these high-achieving students disaffiliated in favor of the safety of its members and their close-knit community. Kappa Alpha Pi now consists of over 7 dynamic and respected chapters at institutions of higher learning all across the nation.
In the winter of 2002, a group of pre-law students came together, dissatisfied with the existing pre-law organizations at the University of California, Los Angeles. The group had felt these organizations were not as conducive to their needs as they would have liked. There were pre-business, pre-med, social, ethnic interest and even community service fraternities, but UCLA lacked a pre-law equivalent. After gathering enough signatures to receive a charter from internationals, the individuals who made the charter possible then became the Alpha and founding class of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity at UCLA. Both our alumni and our organization have achieved much over the years, and we are connected to all the traditions that have been instituted. To uphold the ideals and ambitions of the fraternity members, the brothers rechartered in the Fall Quarter of 2009 to constitute what is now known as the Beta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Pi. From this point forward, Kappa Alpha Pi established itself as the sole pre-law fraternity at UCLA.
Each quarter, members can participate in many different events such as intramural sports, kayaking, retreats, ice skating, safari trips, base jumping, and much more. We are a diverse group of people that celebrates differences and builds relationships outside of academics to form a family. There are no strangers in the Kappa Alpha Pi Fraternity.
Members of Kappa Alpha Pi enjoy access to a diverse network of professionals in various fields of law. The fraternity offers hands on training, preparation for law school, and general professional development for students of all majors. While our members share a common interest in law, our fraternity contains students from all majors seeking a wide variety of career paths.
It is our duty to give back to the community that we all live and breathe in. The members of Kappa Alpha Pi participate in beach clean-ups, feeding the homeless, reading to inner city kids, promoting social justice, promoting higher education, and much more. Our fraternity takes an active role within the community and encourages all brothers to participate in giving back.