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Spring 2018
5297 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Practices for Lawyers - BRENNAN- 22729

Professor(s): Dan Brennan (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: Spring Break   ARRANGED  Location:  

Course Outline: Financial Statement Analysis and Business Practices for Lawyers is a graduate level course that will cover the area of introductory financial reporting and analysis. Included in the course will be introduction to the mechanics of financial accounting, the building of financial statements, reporting and analysis of financial information and in depth study of accounting principles and procedures. Certain business and financial practices are also covered.

The reporting of the financial and operating results of the business entity through the financial statements is a major objective of any company or organization. By the end of this course you will know the reporting requirements of public companies, how the information in the financial statements is used and analyzed and how the information is accounted for and derived in the form of financial statements. You will also know how to read financial statements as a decision maker in evaluating companies and how lawyers must use this information in their practices.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   There will be three class meetings over spring break and the exam will be on the fourth day.
Class Days: Monday, March 12, 2018 to Wednesday March 14, 2018. Each class will run from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
The final Exam will be on Thursday March 15 at 1 PM.

1 Hour lunch and 10 minute breaks daily.
Lunch will be provided.

How to Register:
Go to PeopleSoft and register as you normally would for a class by clicking on Spring 2018 and on Law. Then, go to Session 5. It should be the only class listed there.

Prerequisites: Yes  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.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 03/15 1-3pm      

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

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (11/3/2017 8:24:24 AM)

Book(s) Required