Financial and Accounting Basics for Lawyers

Course Description

This course provides introductory concepts in finance and accounting. It is intended for students who have no prior knowledge or experience in finance or acocunting. Topics of coverage include basic concepts in accounting, financial statement analysis, time value of money, risk versus return, valuation, and financial instruments, including derivatives. Emphasis will be placed on legal application of these business concepts. This course may be useful preparation for practicing in a wide range of practice areas. Credit/No Credit only. No cert or Cardin.

Current and Previous Instructors

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions

P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

Currently Scheduled Sections

CRN: 28360

  • Spring '24
  • 2
  • 205
  • Jan. 2-5 Tues-Friday, 9:40-5:20


  • Andrew Blair-Stanek

  • Waitlisted. (Limit 65).

Eligible for Credit/No Credit

  • 509s

  • Materials to be posted on Blackboard or distributed in class

    Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers THIRD EDITION

    ISBN: 978-1543804560 Print edition (preferred) or online subscription