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Prof. Odinet Gives Mortgage and Consumer Finance Presentations at SEALS Conference


Prof. Chris Odinet recently gave two presentations on his property and consumer finance research at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) conference from August 2-5, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida.

Odinet’s first presentation was given as part of a consumer and commercial law roundtable where he discussed his forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press discussing the role played by mortgage servicing firms and their agents in the foreclosure crisis that followed the 2008 financial crash. His second presentation was part of a panel on consumer protection, during which time he shared his forthcoming article in the Alabama Law Review dealing with the rise of marketplace lending firms and the use of underwriting by algorithms and machine learning.

Each year the SEALS conference gathers together law professors from across the United States to share their research on a wide variety of topics and to discuss trends and best practice in classroom teaching. The Law Center has been a longtime member of SEALS and regularly sends faculty to participate in the events of the conference.

Chris Odinet joined the Law Center faculty in 2013 and currently holds the Horatio C. Thompson endowed professorship in law. He is a frequent speaker on issues related to mortgage finance, real estate, and consumer financial protection.  He is a 2016-18 Louisiana Bar Foundation Scholar-in-Residence and recently was appointed as an inaugural real property scholar with the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law. Odinet is also one of Louisiana’s four delegates to the Uniform Law Commission, a national state law reform body. View his scholarship by clicking here.