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Grinnell College, BA 1991
Northeastern University, JD 1994


Professor Dyal-Chand’s research and teaching focus on property law, poverty, economic development and consumer law. Her article, “Human Worth as Collateral,” won the 2006 Association of American Law Schools scholarly papers competition for new law teachers. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals including the Columbia Law Review, Boston University Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, and Fordham Law Review. She has published two books with Cambridge University Press. Professor Dyal-Chand is also an editor of the law school’s SSRN online publication, Human Rights and the Global Economy.

Prior to joining the law school faculty in 2002, Professor Dyal-Chand served as an associate general counsel of The Community Builders, Inc., a nonprofit affordable housing developer, where she provided legal representation on all aspects of complex real estate and housing development transactions. Following law school, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Warren J. Ferguson of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was a Public Interest Fellow at the law firm of Hall & Associates in Los Angeles and practiced in the business department of the Boston law firm of Foley Hoag, where she specialized in transactions involving intellectual property licensing and transfer.

Fields of Expertise

  • Community Development
  • Consumer Protection
  • Housing Law
  • Poverty Law
  • Property Law

Selected Works

Rashmi Dyal-Chand

Professor of Law; Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Administration; Northeastern University; Affiliate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University College of Social Sciences and Humanities


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