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Georgette Chapman Phillips

Vice Dean of the Undergraduate Division and Professor of Real Estate and Legal Studies at Wharton

Georgette Phillips

Professor Phillips is Vice Dean of  the Wharton School and Director of the Undergraduate Division. She is the David B. Ford Professor of Real Estate and Legal Studies at Wharton and a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She was also an academic visitor at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the Penn faculty she was in private law practice in New York and Philadelphia. She was named as a Ballard Research Scholar at the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School. 
She lectures internationally on topics in commercial real estate and urban planning. She is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.


  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Transactions

Articles and Book Chapters

An Urban Slice of Apple Pie, NOTRE DAME J.L. ETHICS & PUB. POL'Y (2010).

The Jumbled Alphabet Soup of the Collapsed Home Mortgage Market: ABCP, CDO, CDS, and RMBS, U. MIAMI BUS. L. REV.(2010)

Boundaries of Exclusion, 72 MISSOURI L. REV. (2007).

Land Hungry, 21 VA. J. SOC. POL’Y & L. 293 (2005).

Dequity: The Blurring of Debt and Equity in Securitized Real Estate Financing, 2 BERKELEY BUS. L.J. 233 (2005).

Impossible, Impracticable or Just Expensive? Allocation of Ancillary Risk in the CMBS Market, 36 J. MARSHALL L. REV. 653 (2003).

Idolatry of Land, Current Legal Issues (vol. 5, Oxford University Press 2003).

The Emerging Secondary Mortgage Market in Latin America, 34 GEO. WASH. INT'L L. REV. 257 (2002) (with W. Vargas).

Subordinated Rolling Equity: Analyzing Real Estate Loan Defaults in the Era of Securitization, 50 EMORY L. J. 519 (2001).

Selling Municipal Property Tax Receivables: Economics, Privatization and Public Policy in an Era of Urban Distress, 30 CONN. L. REV. 157 (1997) (with L. Rogovoy & S. Wachter).

Light, Air or Manhattanization? Communal Aesthetics in Zoning Central City Real Estate Development, 78 B.U. L. REV. 445 (1998).

Collective Individualism: Deconstructing the Legal City, 145 U. PA. L. REV. 607 (1997).

More publications can be found here.

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