Christopher Odinet

Professor of Law

Chris Odinet joined Iowa Law in Fall 2020. Prior to this he taught at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, the Southern University Law Center, and, as a visiting professor, at Iowa Law. Professor Odinet will be teaching Property Law, Secured Transactions, and Consumer Finance Law. 

His research specializes in commercial and consumer finance, with an emphasis on mortgage lending and financial technology (fintech). His book titled ​Foreclosed: Mortgage Servicing and the Hidden Architecture of Homeownership in America was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019 and was recently featured on NPR’s Planet Money podcast. His work has also appeared in ​the North Carolina Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, the ​Southern California Law Review​, the ​Arizona State Law Journal, ​the ​Alabama Law Review​, the ​Wake Forest Law Review,​ and the ​Washington University Law Review​.

In addition to his faculty role, Professor Odinet has been active in numerous organizations. He has chaired both the Commercial and Consumer Law Section and the Real Estate Transactions Section of the Association of American Law Schools. He was also appointed as an inaugural real property scholar with the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. Odinet currently serves as co-editor of the Annual Survey of Consumer Finance Law, which appears in the American Bar Association's The Business Lawyer publication. In law reform circles, Professor Odinet is a commissioner with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and is on a committee of the European Law Institute studying digital asset transactions.

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Twitter: @ChrisOdinet

Phone: 319-467-4762

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Practice and Teaching: 

  • Property Law 
  • Secured Transactions
  • Consumer Finance Law
Chris Odinet
BA, Louisiana State University, 2007, JD, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 2010