The Southwestern chapter of Delta Theta Phi was named in honor of Justice Marshall F. McComb, a member of the California State Supreme Court from 1956-1977. Many of Justice McComb's personal papers were bequeathed to Southwestern and are on display in the McComb Room in the Bullocks Wilshire Building.
Members of the McComb Senate have traditionally been among the student leadership at Southwestern. Members of the Senate include active participants in Law Review, Moot Court, Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas, the Interscholastic Trial Advocacy Program, and the Student Bar Association.
The Southwestern McComb Senate is the second largest senate in the Western Region. In recent years, the Senate has received six regional honors from the international organization, including most outstanding senate and most outstanding member. The Southwestern chapter also published the Adelphia Law Journal, the only such journal published by a law fraternity.
Active members of the McComb Senate who demonstrate special achievement in academics or extra-curricular activities are awarded scholarships each year through the Marshall F. McComb Memorial Scholarship Fund. In addition to scholarship opportunities, members of the Senate also receive discounts on bar review courses. Applications for membership and information concerning other benefits are available in the Student Bar Association Office and in the Student Affairs Office.
Membership in the Senate will provide you with an excellent opportunity to enhance your experience at Southwestern and in your legal career. We encourage you to take advantage of the unique benefits of membership in Delta Theta Phi.