October 08, 2013
You Are Cordially Invited to the Larry Ribstein Memorial Symposium, Oct. 17-18, 2013 at the University of Illinois College of Law
Posted by Christine Hurt

You know how you get all those emails "inviting" you to a conference that takes place across the country tomorrow?  Or yesterday?  You weren't really invited.  You were "noticed."  This is not that kind of invitation.

As most readers know, my dear colleague, friend, and "friend of the Glom" Larry Ribstein passed away in December 2011.  The University of Illinois College of Law has spent the better part of the last year designing an academic symposium composed of papers building on his huge and varied scholarly legacy.  These papers will be published in our law review.  We hope that many, many of his friends, colleagues, blog readers and fans will come to Champaign to continue exploring the ideas and themes he dedicated his career pursuing.

The information on the symposium is here.  If you are coming, feel free to email me (achurt@illinois.edu) or Carolyn Turner (carolynt@illinois.edu) to get registered and get a password for the papers.  I would love to see you, and we will treat you like an invited guest, not an interloper with a mass email "invite."  Champaign is a couple/few hours away from notable urban centers with many law schools.  If you decide to drive down and spend the night, know that the fanciest hotels in town are pretty cheap!

Here is the lineup:

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 Kobyashi 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 (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)

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