Sunday, December 25, 2011
The passing of Professor Larry Ribstein is being noted on many blogs (see here, here, here, and here)(See also University of Illinois College of Law notice here). As it should be. He was an extraordinary scholar and a welcomed and strong member of the academic blogosphere. His Ideoblog housed some of the best entries on overcriminalization and the injustices of sentencing in white collar cases. He was the master at analyzing and speaking about agency costs in the white collar arena. I had the pleasure of being a co-organizer of the Overcriminalization 2.0 Symposium that was presented and published by George Mason's Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, along with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where Larry presented an incredible paper. Larry was never afraid to speak up against injustices, even when it was unpopular to do so. He will be missed - RIP, Larry.