FINANCIAL BASICS FOR LAWYERS
(LAWW-4006) - 2 UNITS
This course will introduce students to fundamental business, economic, and finance concepts that lawyers need to know in order to advise their clients effectively in a wide variety of practice areas, including civil litigation, public interest law, family law, estate planning, real estate and environmental law, healthcare law, intellectual property law, business law, and tax law, among others. Some topics include: time value of money; equity, debt, and other financial instruments; accounting and financial statements; public markets and our financial system; and the relevance of these concepts to the practice of law. While there are numbers and math in this course, this course is specifically intended for students with little or no background in business, finance, or economics.