Larry Ribstein

Larry E. Ribstein was the Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair, associate dean for research, and co-director of the Illinois Business Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois. He passed away on Dec. 24, 2011.

After earning his bachelor’s from The Johns Hopkins University and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School, Ribstein practiced for three years as an associate at McDermott, Will, & Emery in Chicago. He began his teaching career at Mercer University Law School (1975-87), later serving on the faculty at George Mason University School of Law (1987-2002), including as George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law (1993-2002). He also held visiting professorships at New York University Law School, the University of Texas School of Law, Washington University School of Law, and St. Louis University School of Law.

He served the legal-academic community in a variety of capacities, including on the executive committee of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on Securities Regulation, as chair of the AALS Section on Agency, Partnership and LLCs, and as editor and co-editor of The Supreme Court Economic Review.