Expertise: Commercial/Consumer Law, Property Law, Real Estate, Civil v. Common Law, Banking/Lending, Debtor and Creditor Rights
Chris Odinet is an associate professor of law at the University of Oklahoma and serves as an affiliate member of the faculty at the Southern University Law Center. From fall 2013 to spring 2018, he was an assistant professor at SULC and held the Horatio C. Thompson endowed professorship in law.
Odinet’s primary teaching and research interests focus on commercial law, consumer transactions, and property law. His current work centers on the intersection of law, credit, and technology, with a specific emphasis on financial technology (fintech) innovations in lending. His recent publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the Alabama Law Review, the Wake Forest Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, the SMU Law Review, the Washington and Lee Law Review, and the Review of Banking and Financial Law. His book on mortgage servicers and the role they played in the 2008 housing crisis is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. During the fall 2017 semester, Odinet was a visiting professor at the University of Iowa College of Law teaching Payment Law and Property.
In the legal academy, Odinet is or has served as the chair of the Real Estate Transactions Section and is a member of the executive committee of the Commercial and Related Consumer Law Section and the Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Protection Section, all of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). He has servied as the Louisiana Bar Foundation co-scholar-in-residence and was an inaugural real property scholar with the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) and the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law (RPTE).
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Odinet was an associate in the business group of the law firm of Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P. At Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Professor Odinet served as editor-in-chief of the Louisiana Law Review, was inducted into the Order of the Coif, and was the recipient of the W. Lee Hargrave Award.