Cornell College is one of three schools in the state of Iowa to have an undergraduate chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International. Chartered in 2005, the pre-law chapter allows students to learn about the legal profession, practice professional skills such as networking and dining etiquette, engage in community service, and develop a fraternal bond with fellow chapter members.

Activities of the Cornell College pre-law chapter have included:

  • Creation of the bi-monthly "Lunch with a Lawyer" program
  • Co-sponsorship of the "Networking for the Legal Profession" workshop
  • Attendance at Inns of Court
  • Co-sponsorship of the What (Not) To Wear fashion show with the Business Interest Group
  • Co-sponsorship of the Malpractice Social with the Health Professions Society
  • Fundraising for Special Olympics Iowa's Polar Plunge
  • Completing community service by adopting a highway
  • Hosting showings of "The Paper Chase" and "Legally Blonde"
  • Coordinating chapter dinners in Cedar Rapids and barbecues around Mount Vernon
  • Co-sponsorship of annual Constitution Day activities