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APUS's Legal Studies Program Recognized as First Online University Chapter by Phi Alpha Delta International Honor Society

Charles Town, WV, September 6, 2013American Public University System (APUS) today announced that its American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU) Legal Studies program has been inducted  as the first online university student chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International.

A primary mission of the fraternity is to stimulate excellence in scholarship. The chapter strives to provide professional development opportunities directly for those wishing to pursue degrees and careers related to law.  APUS’s inaugural induction class—the society’s largest to date— includes 95 students.  “We are excited to be able to offer a pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta to our AMU and APU students,” said Terri L. Wilkin, J.D., APUS program director, Legal Studies and Emergency and Disaster Management programs.  “Phi Alpha Delta is the world’s largest law fraternity and we look forward to the organization promoting scholarship among our students.”

AMU and APU’s Legal Studies program is designed for students interested in the study of law and legal issues and for those interested in a social sciences-oriented degree that emphasizes governance, civil and criminal processes, legal systems, and the theory and philosophy of justice.  At the graduate level, the program seeks to expand students’ academic and professional development by providing a solid foundation in legal doctrine.