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Fall 2014
6334 Accounting & Finance for Lawyers - SIMONS- 12452

Professor(s): Spencer Simons (DEPARTED)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  MW  Location: 3  BLB

Course Outline: The course teaches the basics every lawyer should know about accounting and finance in order to communicate, negotiate, and counsel effectively regarding business matters: the accounting process; the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow; financial statement analysis; auditing; time value of money; interest; credit; securities; risk; valuation; derivatives; financial decision rules; and financial markets and regulation. The course presumes no prior knowledge of accounting or finance. Exercises and brief business case studies will be assigned to develop comfort with calculations and concepts. No special mathematical knowledge is required, just basic arithmetic and algebra.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   

Prerequisites: Yes  Students must not have taken more than one semester of accounting and not more than one semester of finance at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students will certify that they comply with prerequisite.

First Day Assignments: Cunningham, pp. 3-30

Final Exam Schedule: 12/05/14 9am-noon  3 BLB    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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Bar Course:

Course Materials (3/21/2014 8:21:46 AM)

Book(s) Required

Suggested: Subscribe to Wall Street Journal and read daily