Second Annual Henry G. Manne Law & Economics Conference, "Unlocking the Law: Building on the Work of Larry Ribstein"
Event Date: Friday, November 9, 2012
Location: George Mason University School of Law3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201
Program Description: In a series of influential and provocative articles, Professor Larry Ribstein examined the forces behind the recent upheaval in the market for legal services. These forces included increased global competition, changes in the demand for legal services resulting from the expanded role of the in-house counsel, and the expanded use of technology. His analysis showed that changes in the market for legal services were not just the result of a cyclical downturn in the economy. Rather, the profound changes in the market reflected building competitive pressures that exposed the flaws in the business model used by large firms to provide legal services. His recent writings also examined the broader implications of this upheaval for legal education, the private production of law, and whether legal innovation will be hindered by or hasten the demise of the current system of professional regulation of lawyers.
Professor Ribstein passed away suddenly on December 24, 2011. In the wake of the terrible loss of their close friend and colleague, Professors Henry Butler and Bruce Kobayashi (along with several other colleagues at Mason Law) have decided to honor Larry through a conference designed to capture and expand on the spirit of Larry's recent work. The Unlocking the Law Conference seeks to advance these goals by inviting legal scholars to present their views and engage in a vibrant discussion about the present and future of the market for legal services. The panels at this conference will showcase 14 papers written specifically for this occasion and presented to the public for the first time.
For background information, you might want to visit Truth on the Market, which held an online symposium on this topic on September 19 and 20, 2011.
Henry G. Manne, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ave Maria School of Law; Dean Emeritus, George Mason University School of Law
John O. McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University School of Law
Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Gillian K. Hadfield, Richard L. and Antoinette Schamoi Kirtland Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Nuno Garoupa, Professor and H. Ross and Helen Workman Research Scholar, University of Illinois College of Law; Co-Director, Illinois Program on Law, Behavior, and Social Science
William D. Henderson, Professor of Law and Van Nolan Faculty Fellow, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Director, Center on the Global Legal Profession
Benjamin H. Barton, Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law
Daniel Currell, Executive Director, Legal & Risk Compliance Practice, CEB, Inc.
M. Todd Henderson, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Clifford Winston, Senior Fellow, Economics Studies, Brooking Institution
Michael H. Bradley, F.M. Kirby Professor of Investment Banking Emeritus, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University; Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
Mitu Gulati, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
Irving A. De Lira Salvatierra, Graduate Student, Department of Economics, Duke University
Jason Scott Johnston, Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law and Nicholas E. Chimicles Research Professor in Business Law and Regulation, University of Virginia School of Law
Robert G. Bone, G. Rollie White Teaching Excellence Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Barry E. Adler, Bernard Petrie Professor of Law and Business and Associate Dean for Information Systems and Technology, New York University School of Law
Erin O'Hara O'Connor, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, Vanderbilt University Law School
Peter B. Rutledge, Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law, University of Georgia Law School
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