JD Graduation RequirementsThis course typically satisfies all or some of the following JD graduation requirements:
- Professional Skills
The areas of focus include:
1. Accounting. This section, covering basic accounting, is essential to understanding your clients, evaluating deals, and running a law firm.
2. Finance. Beginning with the foundations of financial theory, this part of the course will cover key concepts in corporate finance and asset valuation.
3. Microeconomics. In order to resolve disputes, facilitate commerce, and better cross-examine witnesses in complex litigation, a good understanding of the basics of microeconomics is important. This part of the course will cover these ideas.
4. Statistical Analysis. Statistics play an important role for lawyers in many ways. They drive many governmental regulations; they help determine damages in cases; they help triers of fact determine the likelihood of an event. In this part of the course, we will examine how lawyers can use statistics in a variety of situations.
The course grade will be made up of class participation, (roughly) weekly problem sets, case analyses, and a final examination. Some of this work will be completed in teams.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.