Larry Ribstein Memorial Symposium
University of Illinois College of Law
October 17-18, 2013

In honor or Larry Ribstein’s innumerable contributions to legal scholarship and the academy, the University of Illinois College of Law will host the Larry Ribstein Memorial Symposium on October 17-18, 2013. The Symposium is organized by Professors Amitai Aviram, Ralph Brubaker, Nuno Garoupa, Heidi Hurd, Christine Hurt, and David Hyman; and will consist of a series of roundtable sessions, including paper presentations and discussion.  Articles will be published in the University of Illinois Law Review in 2014.


Kelli Alces, Florida State University College of Law
John Armour, Oxford Law
Scott Baker, Washington University School of Law
Bernard Black, Northwestern University School of Law
William Carney, Emory University School of Law
Deborah DeMott, Duke University School of Law
Daniel Katz, Michigan State University College of Law
Bruce Kobayashi, George Mason University School of Law
Jeffrey Lipshaw, Suffolk University Law School
Katherine Litvak, Northwestern University School of Law
Donna Nagy, Indiana University Maurer School of Law 
Erin O'Hara O'Connor, Vanderbilt University Law School
Richard Painter, University of Minnesota Law School
Gordon Smith, J. Reuben Clark Law School of Brigham Young University
Eric Talley
, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Harwell Wells, Temple University Beasley School of Law


October 17, 2013:  
8:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast at the College of Law
9:00-11:15 a.m. 1st Session: Legal Practice (Moderator: Bruce Smith)
  Daniel Katz The MIT School of Law? A Perspective on Legal Education in the 21st Century
  Bruce Kobayashi Law's Information Revolution as Procedural Reform: Predictive Search as a Solution to the In Terrorem Effect of Externalized Discovery Costs
  Richard Painter and Donna Nagy Plugging Leaks and Lowering Levees in the Federal Government:  Practical Solutions for Securities Trading Based on Political Intelligence
  Scott Baker
(with Anup Malani)
Trial Court Budgets, The Enforcer's Dilemma, and The Rule of Law.
11:15-11:30 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 2nd Session: Jurisdictional Competition (Moderator: Verity Winship)
  William Carney Jurisdictional Competition
  Erin O'Hara O'Connor(with Susan Franck) Jurisdictional Competition and Bilateral Investment Treaties
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch at the College of Law
1:30-3:00 p.m. 3rd Session: Corporate Law I (Moderator: Christine Hurt)
  Katherine Litvak Defensive Management: Does the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Discourage Corporate Risk-Taking?
  Bernard Black Unbundling and Measuring Tunneling
  Harwell Wells
(with Brian Cheffins and Steve Bank)
Law and History by Numbers: Use but with Care
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:45 p.m. 4th Session: Corporate Law II (Moderator: Jamelle Sharpe)
  Kelli Alces Ribstein's Fiduciary Duties
  Gordon Smith Fiduciary Confusion
  Jeffrey Lipshaw Trust vs. 'Law in a Box': Do Organizational Forms Make a Difference?
6 p.m. Reception and Dinner
October 18, 2013:  
7:45-8:45 a.m. Breakfast at the College of Law
8:45-10:15 a.m. 5th Session: Corporate Law III (Moderator: Arden Rowell)
  Deborah DeMott "The Contours and Composition of Agency Doctrine"
  John Armour
(with Brian Cheffins)
The Origins of the Market for Corporate Control
  Eric Talley Corporate Form and Social Entrepreneurship: A Status Report from California (and Beyond)


To register, please send a message with your name, affiliation, and full contact information to Carolyn Turner, Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives, at


University of Illinois College of Law
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, Illinois 61820


Hotels in close proximity to the University of Illinois College of Law:

I Hotel and Conference Center

Hilton Garden Inn

Homewood Suites

For more information about the Symposium, please contact:

Carolyn Turner
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives
University of Illinois College of Law
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-0001