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Dina Schlossberg

Lecturer in Law

Dina Schlossberg is the faculty supervisor of the Small Business Clinic that provides legal service to start-up and existing businesses and nonprofits on transaction-related matters. Schlossberg has more than 15 years experience specializing in non-profit, corporate, business and real estate-related transactions with a specialized focus on housing and community economic development. She has counseled dozens of organizations and businesses on corporate, finance, tax, real estate and regulatory matters. She has been a speaker at national and regional conferences on non-profit and for profit legal issues and has published several articles in law journals on various aspects of this practice.

Prior to joining the faculty, Schlossberg was a senior associate with Steiker, Fischer & Olson, P.C., in Philadelphia, a firm specializing in equity compensation and economic development transactions. Previous positions include Director of Economic Development with Regional Housing Legal Services, a Pennsylvania state-wide legal services office that provides representation to non-profit organizations involved in community economic development activities. She also served as counsel to the City of Philadelphia Federal Empowerment Zone.


  • Corporate Law and Community
  • Economic Development
  • Real Estate

Articles and Book Chapters

An Examination of Transactional Law Clinics and Interdisciplinary Education, 11 WASH. U. J.L. & POL'Y 195 (2002).

ESOP Fiduciary Committees, J. EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP, L. & FIN., VOL. 12, NO.3 (Summer, 2000).

Department of Housing and Urban Development and Section 3: Challenges and Opportunities, CLEARINGHOUSE REV., May, June 1999.

Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities: The New Cure for Distressed Urban Communities or the Same Old Band-Aid?, HYBRID: J. L. & SOC. CHANGE, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1994).

Community Land Trusts: Stabilizing Communities, Preserving Affordability, ECON. DEV. & L. CENTER REP., VOL 22, Issue 4, December 1993.

Community Land Trusts: A Model for Affordable Housing, HOUSING & DEV. DIG., Vol. 1 Issue 2, January 1991.

More publications can be found here.

Research Areas

  • Community Economic Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Micro-enterprise Development Pedagogy of Transactional Clinical Programs


Penn Law - Practice Associate Professor of Law (2004 -); Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer, Small Business Clinic (2000-04)

Steiker, Fischer & Olson, P.C. - Senior Associate (1999-2000)

Regional Housing Legal Services - Director of Economic Development (1997-99)

City of Philadelphia Law Department - Deputy City Solicitor (1995-97)

Regional Housing Legal Services - Staff Attorney (1989-95)

Community Legal Services, Inc. - Staff Attorney (1985-89)


  • Small Business Clinic

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