OU Law Professor Chris Odinet, together with three other nationally recognized legal scholars, has co-authored one of the leading casebooks on property law used in American legal education, American Property Law (West Publishing Company, 7th ed. 2019).
Providing a traditional approach to property law, the book introduces law students to a broad spectrum of material traditionally covered in a first-year property course and establishes a foundation for upper-level courses like trusts and estates, real estate finance, mortgages, land-use planning and zoning, secured transactions, and others. The book combines a set of traditional legal materials drawn from state and federal court decisions and statutes, with historical, economics, and social science materials designed to add important perspective to the law students’ appreciation of property rights in the American legal system.
The 7th edition features new cases and expanded discussions involving the financing of property transactions, servitudes, and Fifth Amendment takings. It also includes refreshed charts and tables. The notes and comments have been appropriately updated to include recent trends, cases, and novel issues.
CasebookPlus ISBN: 9781640205024
Format: Print - Hardbound
Page Count: 1489
Professor Odinet is a national expert on real estate law, mortgage finance, and consumer protection. His primary teaching and research interests focus on commercial law, consumer transactions, and property law. His current work centers on the intersection of law, credit, and technology, with a specific emphasis on financial technology (fintech) innovations in lending.
He recently authored a book on the 2008 housing crash and its aftermath, Foreclosed: Mortgage Servicing and the Hidden Architecture of Homeownership in America. His recent publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the Southern California Law Review, the Alabama Law Review, the Wake Forest Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, and the Washington and Lee Law Review. View his scholarship here.
In late 2018, Professor Odinet was appointed to a working group of the European Law Institute charged with studying the status of European law with respect to how digital assets are accessed. Just this month, he was invited to become a fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Property Law.
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