Christopher K. Odinet
Assistant Professor of Law
225-771-4910, Ext. 217
Courses Taught: Security Devices, Property, Sales and Lease, Seminar on Urban Legal Problems (Housing and Community Development)
BA, Political Science, 2007, Louisiana State University A&M; JD, Graduate Diploma in Civil Law, magna cum laude, 2010, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
Professor Odinet's primary teaching and research interests focus on the intersection of traditional property law concepts with modern commercial and tax policies. He has published multiple law review articles in the areas of property law, commercial finance, and the taxation of real estate. His recent publications have appeared in the South Carolina Law Review, the Quinnipiac Law Review, the Louisiana Law Review, and the Idaho Law Review.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Odinet was an associate in the real estate and business group in the Baton Rouge office of Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P. His practice involved complex commercial real estate transactions, multi-family and mixed-use developments, and public-private tax-incentive financing.
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. Prior to law school, he worked for Governor Kathleen Blanco in her legislative office. While an undergraduate at Louisiana State University he served as the student body president.
Professor Odinet is a member of the council of the Louisiana State Law Institute and several of its committees, active with the state and local bar associations, and is a member of the boards of the Emerge Center for Communication, Behavior, and Development and the East Baton Rouge Housing Authority. He was recently appointed as the reporter for the Law Institute's committee on common interest ownership regimes, and he is currently participating in a fellowship with the American Bar Association's Section on Real Property, Trusts, and Estates Law.