Christopher K. Odinet

Assistant Professor of Law
225-771-4910, Ext. 217

Courses Taught: Security Devices/Secured Transactions, Property (Civil and Common Law), Sales and Lease, Commercial Paper/Payment Systems, 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 role that debt and credit play in property transactions. He has published multiple law review articles in the areas of property law, commercial/consumer finance, and mortgage lending. His recent publications have appeared in the Washington and Lee Law Review, the Cincinnati Law Review, and the Banking Law Journal.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Odinet was an associate in the business group of the law firm of Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P. His practice involved real estate transactions, commercial lending, 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.

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 where he is leading a legislative reform effort to incorporate more consumer protections into Louisiana's common interest community laws. Lastly, he is currently in his second year of a two-year fellowship with the American Bar Association's Section on Real Property, Trusts, and Estates Law.