Law Schedule of Classes

NOTE: Course offerings change. Classes offered this semester may not be offered in future semesters.

Apart from their assigned mod courses, 1L students may only enroll in courses offered as 1L electives. A complete list of these courses can be found on the 1L Elective Listings page. 1L students must use the 1L class number listed on the course description when enrolling.

251.5 sec. 001 - Corporate Finance (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Kenneth M Ayotte  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
View all teaching evaluations for this course - degree students only

Units: 4
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


TuTh 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 132
From January 11, 2022
To April 22, 2022

Course Start: January 11, 2022
Course End: April 22, 2022
Class Number: 31495

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 80
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 81
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

Corporate Finance is an introductory finance course for law students. No prior background in finance or accounting (or law, for that matter) is required, but a willingness to work with numbers and financial data is crucial. The objective of the course is to supplement your legal training by introducing the fundamental theoretical principles of finance and of the practical environment in which financial decisions are made.

We will cover the following topics:

(1) an introduction to accounting terminology and financial statements
(2) using financial statements to
a) evaluate a company’s performance
b) make projections about a company’s future
(3) the theory and practice of capital structure decisions
(4) using the concept of “discounting”
a) to evaluate an investment opportunity
b) to value a company
(5) advanced topics in finance
b) financial and real options
c) mergers and acquisitions
d) financial distress and bankruptcy
e) initial public offerings (IPOs)
f) venture capital
g) leveraged buyouts

The course will consist of approximately one-half lecture and one-half in-class case discussions, for which students should prepare carefully.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 4 hours
Course Category: Business Law

If you are the instructor or their FSU, you may add a file like a syllabus or a first assignment to this page.

A reader will be used in this class.

Required Books are in blue

  • Analysis for Financial Management
    Robert C. Higgins,
    Edition: 11th ed, 2016
    Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
    ISBN: 9780077861780
    e-Book Available: No
    Price: $190.25
    Price Source: user provided

Go to Course Search