Christopher K. Odinet
Assistant Professor of Law
225-771-4910, Ext. 219
Courses Taught: Security Devices, Obligations, 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
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 multi-tiered public-private 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 has published multiple law review articles in the areas of commercial and property law, as well as real estate finance. His primary teaching and research interests focus on the intersection of property and commercial law with modern public policies and changing societal views. He is also a member of the Louisiana State Law Institute's Committee on Security Devices, active with the state and local bar associations, and is a member of the boards of the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation and the East Baton Rouge Housing Authority.