Larry from the Left: An Appreciation
Grant M. Hayden
Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law
Matthew T. Bodie
Saint Louis University School of Law
October 15, 2013
Virginia Law & Business Review (2013) Forthcoming
Saint Louis U. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-29
Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-18
This essay approaches the scholarship of the late Professor Larry Ribstein from a progressive vantage point. It argues that Ribstein's revolutionary work upended the "nexus of contracts" theory in corporate law and provided a potential alternative to the regulatory state for those who believe in worker empowerment and anti-cronyism. Progressive corporate law scholars should look to Ribstein's scholarship not as a hurdle to overcome, but as a resource to be tapped for insights about constructing a more egalitarian and dynamic economy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 28
Keywords: Larry Ribstein, nexus of contracts theory, employee ownership
JEL Classification: K22, L21, D23
Date posted: October 18, 2013 ; Last revised: December 13, 2013
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