Larry Ribstein, RIP

Josh Wright —  24 December 2011

Our great friend and colleague Larry Ribstein passed away this morning.  Larry will be greatly missed.  As Geoff mentioned, Larry was not only the godfather of Truth on the Market, but he was also an important intellectual and personal influence for many of us — and certainly for me.  I called upon Larry for career advice many times.  Not only was he always willing and able to provide some wisdom when I thought I needed it most, but Larry was always more than happy to provide it unsolicited when he did.  Larry was — as those who crossed his path in legal academia know — a force to be reckoned with.  He pursued his research interests — from corporate law and jurisdictional competition to the reform of legal education — with a passion not rivaled by many in the academy.  The legal academy will be worse off for losing Larry’s voice as a scholar.  Larry will be greatly missed here at Truth on the Market, and as a friend.

4 responses to Larry Ribstein, RIP

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    Crispulo Marmolejo 24 December 2011 at 10:37 am

    I just knew that Professor Larry Ribstein passed away. Two years ago I wrote a paper called ” Volokh and Ribstein conspirators: Blogs and Law and Economics”

    http://escholarship.org/uc/item/19z2m5kz?referer=http%3A%2F%2Fworks.bepress.com%2Fcrispulo_marmolejo_gonzalez%2F30%2F#

    Few days after the paper was uploaded by Bepress.com I received a kind e mail from Prof. Ribstein asking me for a copy of the article. I deeply appreciated his thoughtfulness and I asked him to make his comments to my simple piece. He encouraged me to continue and improve my focus on this issue. Although we never met personally, he was very kind in a serie of e mails exchanges. During these days, I was preparing an updated text for publishing, which I will directed for a special feeling and devotion.

    All the best

    Crispulo Marmolejo
    Professor of Law
    Universidad de Valparaiso Law School
    Avenida Errazuriz 2120- Valparaiso
    Chile

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