We will miss you Larry

J.W. Verret —  24 December 2011

The world will be a different place without Larry Ribstein.  I and many others know how generous he was with his time in mentoring students and junior scholars, a generosity that is precious for someone as prolific as Larry.  When he shared feedback, he always insisted that a scholar give their best, as he did with everything he put to mind.  When I think of what it means to be a legal scholar, in my head I will always have a picture of Larry Ribstein.

2 responses to We will miss you Larry


    I’m shocked and saddened. At conferences, for example on corporate governance, a subject in which he was both passionately interested and very much a skeptic, his provocative comments always stimulated both discussion and serious thought. His strong beliefs in the duties of lawyers and the obligations of the legal profession were profound, and somewhat at variance with what many saw as a somewhat libertarian point of view. One of the things I loved about his opinions is that they were so frequently inconsistent with standard party lines: he always thought for himself, and his opinions were well-reasoned, and always thought-provoking. He will be much missed, even—I should say, especially—by those who did not always agree with his point of view.

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