Larry from the Left: An Appreciation

28 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2013 Last revised: 13 Dec 2013

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Grant M. Hayden

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Matthew T. Bodie

Saint Louis University School of Law

Date Written: October 15, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Larry Ribstein, nexus of contracts theory, employee ownership

JEL Classification: K22, L21, D23

Suggested Citation

Hayden, Grant M. and Bodie, Matthew T., Larry from the Left: An Appreciation (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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2340618

Grant M. Hayden (Contact Author)

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law ( email )

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United States

Matthew T. Bodie

Saint Louis University School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

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