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249 sec. 1 - Introduction to Accounting and Finance (Spring 2014)

Instructor: David Mendel  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 2
Meeting Time: Tu 8:00-9:50
Meeting Location: 10

Course Start: January 07, 2014
Class Number (1Ls): 49732 (section 2)
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49730

This course is a practical, non-doctrinal approach to learning financial accounting and techniques involved in finance and business analysis. Practicing attorneys (from litigators to M&A specialist) surveyed in the process of designing this course impressed upon me the need to focus on being able to interpret financial statements. The first portion of the course will concentrate on the basics of using financial statements to learn how money flows through businesses. We will then utilize those skills on increasingly more complex real world issues. In the process, we will analyze various types of businesses, the players, securities and financing transactions, and show how this body of knowledge might be used in your future practice.

At a minimum a student will know how to do an issue spotter from a financial point of view and when to bring in an expert. The ultimate goal is to give you the tools needed to potentially add value to your practice by being a business advisor.

There are no prerequisites for this course. It is open to 1L students. This course complements the skills taught in courses 251.5 - Corporate Finance and Law.

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Business Law

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  • Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers: All the Basics You Need to Know
    William G. Droms and Jay O. Wright
    Edition: Sixth Edition edition (June 22, 2010)
    Publisher: Basic Books
    ISBN: 9780465018499
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $22.00
    Price Source: user provided

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