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Fall 2022
5361 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Practices for Lawyers - BRENNAN- 14982

Professor(s): Dan Brennan (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 7:30p-9:00p  MW  Location: 211 

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: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

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Final Exam Schedule: 12/10 9am-12pm      

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

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Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (3/28/2022 12:58:16 PM)

Book(s) Required

Financial Accounting in an Economic Context, 11th Edition
By Jamie Pratt ISBN 978-1-119-68885-3