Christopher K. Odinet

Christopher Odinet

Biographical Information



Christopher K. Odinet. Cases and Materials on American Property Law, 7th ed., with Sheldon F. Kurtz, Herbert Hovenkamp, and Carol Necole Brown. St. Paul, MN: West Academic Publishing, 2019, xlvii, 1437 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet. Sale, Lease, and Advanced Obligations: Cases and Readings, with Melissa T. Lonegrass and Sandi Varnado. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2019, xv, 751 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet. Foreclosed: Mortgage Servicing and the Hidden Architecture of Homeownership in America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, xii, 218 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet. Secured Credit: Louisiana and American Perspectives, with John Randall Trahan, Dian Tooley-Knoblett, and L. David Cromwell. NY: Wolters Kluwer, 2017, xviii, 651 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet. Louisiana Secured Transactions: Statutory Supplement, Commentary, and Selected Forms - A Deskbook. St. Paul, MN: West Academic Publishing, 2016, xx, 357 pages.

Book Chapters

Christopher K. Odinet, “The Social Function of Property, Credit, and Capital in the United States," in Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property: A Translation and Global Exploration, Paul Babie & Jessica Viven-Wilksch, eds. Singapore: Springer, 2019, at 289, 21 pages.


Christopher K. Odinet, "The Folly of Credit as Pandemic Relief," with Pamela Foohey and Dalié Jiménez, 68 UCLA Law Review Discourse 126 (2020), 20 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, "The New Data of Student Debt," 92 Southern California Law Review 1617 (2019), 75 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, "Consumer BitCredit and Fintech Lending," 69 Alabama Law Review 781 (2018), 79 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, "BitProperty and Commercial Credit," 94 Washington University Law Review 649 (2017), 59 pages. (2017).
Christopher K. Odinet, “Regulating Debt Collection," with Roederick White, Sr., 36 Review of Banking & Financial Law 869 (2017), 47 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Fiscal Policy and Urban Growth Challenges: U.S. Perspectives on Property Tax Reform in Warsaw," 61 STUDIA IURIDICA (2016), 16 pages. (peer reviewed; journal of the University of Warsaw Faculty of Law and Administration).
Christopher K. Odinet, "Of Progressive Property and Public Debt," 51 Wake Forest Law Review 1101 (2016), 63 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, "The Unfinished Business of Dodd-Frank: Reforming the Mortgage Contract," 69 SMU Law Review 653 (2016), 42 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Banks, Break-Ins, and Bad Actors in Mortgage Foreclosure," 83 University of Cincinnati Law Review 1155 (2015), 61 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Commerce, Commonality, and Contract Law: Legal Reform in a Mixed Jurisdiction," 75 Louisiana Law Review 741 (2015), 60 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Payday Lenders, Vehicle Title Loans, and Small-Value Financing: The CFPB’s Proposal to Regulate the Fringe Economy," 132 Banking Law Journal 263 (2015), 25 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Super-Liens to the Rescue? A Case Against Special Districts in Real Estate Finance," 72 Washington & Lee Law Review 707 (2015), 89 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Fairness, Equity, and a Level Playing Field: Development Goals for the Resilient City," 50 Idaho Law Review 217 (No. 2, 2014), 29 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “The Perils of Primacy: Successor Liability for Lenders Turned Declarants in Louisiana Common Interest Communities," 74 Louisiana Law Review 777 (2014), 63 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Testing the Reach of UCC Article 9: The Question of Tax Credit Collateral in Secured Transactions," 64 South Carolina Law Review 143 (2012), 41 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Towards a Convention for the International Sale of Real Property: Challenges, Commonalities, and Possibilities," 29 Quinnipiac Law Review 841 (2011), 47 pages.

Short Essays

Christopher K. Odinet, “CARES Act Gimmicks: How Not to Give People Money During a Pandemic and What to Do Instead," with Pamela Foohey and Dalié Jiménez, 2020 University of Illinois Law Review Online 81, 15 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, "The Debt Collection Pandemic," with Pamela Foohey and Dalié Jiménez, 11 California Law Review Online 222 (2020), 20 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Introduction to the 2020 Annual Survey of Consumer Finance Services Law," with John L. Ropiequet and Anna-Katrina S. Christakis, 75 Business Lawyer 1901 (2020), 5 pages..
Christopher K. Odinet, “Introduction to the 2019 Annual Survey of Consumer Financial Services Law," with John L. Ropiequet and Anna-Katrina S. Christakis, 74 Business Lawyer 489 (2019), 6 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “How Will Trump’s Tax Reform Affect Real Estate Investments and Capital Markets?" ACREL Notes (December 2017), 6 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Community Collateral: Security Rights in Common Interest Community Declarations," with Randy P. Roussel, 30 Probate & Property 36 (July/August 2016), 5 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Gay Marriage and the Problem of Property," with Andrea B. Carroll, 93 Washington University Law Review 847 (2016) 11 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Legislative Updates in Property and Commercial Law," 300 Around the Bar 19 (October 2015), 3 pages..
Christopher K. Odinet, “Security Deposit Law in Louisiana Residential Leases: Issues, Trends, and Future Developments," 297 Around the Bar (May 2015)
Christopher K. Odinet, “The Use of Bank Contractors in Mortgage Foreclosure: Contractual Considerations and Liability Concerns," 29 Probate & Property 52 (Jan./Feb. 2015), 4 pages.
Christopher K. Odinet, “Legislative Updates in Property Law," 291 Around the Bar (November 2014).
Christopher K. Odinet, “Louisiana’s New Tax Credit Registry Act: Cutting Down on Fraud in the Marketplace," 280 Around the Bar (October 2013).
Christopher K. Odinet, “Examining the Mortgage Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act One Year Out: Advising Clients on the New Regulatory Landscape," 257 Around the Bar (May 2011).
Christopher K. Odinet, “Making the Case for PACE: The Past, Present, and Future of Sustainability Financing Under the Property Assessed Clean Energy Program," 262 Around the Bar (December 2011).

Book Reviews

Christopher K. Odinet, “Access to Credit Reimagined: A Review of Color Me Secured," 48 Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal 103 (2018), 4 pages.