628 - Accounting for Lawyers
Professor: Morgan E. Shipman
Semester: 2008 Autumn
Second Writing? No
Professional Responsibility? No
NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WITH MORE THAN SIX HOURS OF UNDERGRADUATE ACCOUNTING. We will study accounting principles, the role of accountants, and legal issues concerning financial information. The course is an invaluable, sophisticated introduction to accounting, which is the universal language of business. It assumes no background in accounting and business and will be helpful in the practice of law, as well as in mastering basic tax and business courses in law school. Students will learn to read financial reports, a vitally important skill for lawyers in almost any type of practice, and will become more sophisticated in their understanding of financial issues.
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