CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois law Professor Larry E. Ribstein died Saturday in Fairfax, Va., according to a release from the UI College of Law.
Mr. Ribstein, who specialized in corporate and securities law and the topics of financial regulation and white-collar crime, had been a professor at the UI since 2002.
He was the associate dean for research and co-director of the Illinois Business Law and Policy Program.
He was also a leading contributor to the "Truth on the Market" blog.
Mr. Ribstein wrote several books, including "The Rise of the Uncorporation" and "The Law Market."
"Larry was a scholar of incandescent intellect, breathtaking range and unflagging energy," said Bruce Smith, dean of the College of Law. "He invested selflessly in the professional development of junior faculty members — whether at Illinois or at other institutions."