Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A

    The panel will discuss Professor Chris Odinet’s recently published book, Foreclosed: Mortgage Servicing and the Hidden Architecture of Homeownership in America (Cambridge Univ. Press 2019). The publisher’s website describes the book as follows: “In Foreclosed, Christopher K. Odinet gives voice to the stories of homeowners that have been neglected, particularly those facing foreclosure and deep financial distress. The book reveals the powerful and often invisible mortgage servicing industry, the tremendous discretionary power it wields over the housing lives of most Americans, and the servicing problems that still persist today. ... [I]t unveils a quiet and dangerous market shift in mortgage servicing-namely, an ongoing move toward a shadow banking sector where regulation is weak-that threatens the stability of our housing finance system. Ultimately, the book demonstrates how the law does not afford homeowners the protection most think and how regulation of these mortgage middlemen remains weak.”
    Business meeting at program conclusion. 

Date & Time
Lisa T. Alexander, Texas A&M University School of Law

Pamela Foohey, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Donald J. Kochan, Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

Adam J. Levitin, Georgetown University Law Center

Nathalie D. Martin, University of New Mexico School of Law

Christopher K. Odinet, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Joseph W. Singer, Harvard Law School

Session Fees
  • [5290] Real Estate Transactions and Creditors' and Debtors' Rights Joint Program -Reflections on and Lessons From “Foreclosed," A New Book by Professor Chris Odinet: $0.00
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