Prof. Chris Odinet, the Horatio C. Thompson endowed assistant professor of law, was recently elected as the chair-elect of the Real Estate Transactions Section and as an executive committee member of the Commercial and Related Consumer Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools. The election took place at the association’s annual meeting from January 3-7, 2017 in San Francisco, CA.
The American Association of Law Schools (AALS), headquartered in Washington DC, is a national organization comprised of nearly 200 law schools. The group focuses on promoting excellence in teaching and scholarship, preserving academic freedom, promoting diversity, improving legal education, and fostering justice. AALS schools enroll most of the nation’s law students and produce the majority of American lawyers and judges, as well as many lawmakers.
“I’m very much looking forward to serving in these leadership roles in AALS,” said Odinet. “Commercial and consumer law, as well as real estate finance, are my teaching and research areas so having the chance to work closely with others in the field is really exciting.”
Odinet joined the Law Center faculty in 2013. He is a frequent speaker on issues related to mortgage finance, real estate, and consumer financial protection. He is a 2016-18 Louisiana Bar Foundation Scholar-in-Residence and recently was appointed as an inaugural real property scholar with the American College of Real Estate Lawyers/American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. Odinet is also one of Louisiana’s four delegates to the Uniform Law Commission, a national state law reform body. View his scholarship by clicking here.