Georgette Chapman Phillips

Georgette Chapman Phillips

Vice Dean and Special Assistant to the Dean for Technology Enhanced Learning; the David B. Ford Professor of Real Estate and Legal Studies; Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School
Prior to joining the Penn faculty, Georgette Chapman Phillips was in private law practice in New York and Philadelphia. She was named as the Ballard Research Scholar at the Samuel Zell and Robert Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School. She recently completed her time as Vice Dean of Wharton's Undergraduate Program. She lectures internationally on topics in commercial real estate (especially the Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities market) and local government law (especially the intersection of local government and private development). Her scholarly work has appeared in, among others, the Berkeley Business Law Journal, the Virginia Journal of Law and Policy, the Emory Law Journal and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. She is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Professor Phillips received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.
  • Singing the Tune of Engagement

    It is up to educators to make sure that the phrase “I believe in you” is no empty promise when students face “stepping stone” moments...

  • Choosing Your Own Educational Adventure

    The Wharton Undergraduate Division launches a new program to help students navigate the School’s fundamental coursework.

  • Changing Lives Through Sustainable Impact

    Through the Lipman Prize Wharton and Penn support programs that benefit communities across the globe.

  • Seasonal Changes

    Having worked at Wharton for almost 20 years, you might think that I would be unaffected by the shift in energy every fall when students come...

  • The Wharton Undergrad Experience: ‘A Unique Way of Thinking’

    The Wharton undergraduate education is a special blend of business and liberal arts study that fosters a unique way of thinking.

  • Preparing the Next Generation of Female Leaders

    An increase in female enrollment at Wharton reflects not only the changing demographic of business leaders, but also the broad shift in tomorrow’s...

  • Playing Legal Advocate

    Amidst November election fervor, legal advocates, such as Georgette Chapman Phillips, volunteer time to ensure that citizens exercise their right...

  • Vice Deanship: A Juggling Act

    I love my job! That’s the first thing I tell people when they ask me about my position as Vice Dean and Director of the Wharton Undergraduate...

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