Courses 2014 - 2015
LAW A 516 Accounting For Lawyers
This course is designed to introduce students to the processes for recording and measuring financial data related to the performance of an enterprise, with particular attention to the exercise of judgment in resolving questions in the accounting field. After an introduction to financial statements and the essentials of bookkeeping, the course deals with the principles governing recognition of expenses and income, and the matching of related costs and revenues in measuring financial results. The emphasis throughout the course is on examining the use of accounting techniques in the legal contexts in which a lawyer is likely to confront financial issues. Students who have completed a course in Intermediate or Advanced Accounting must obtain the instructor's approval to take the course.
Not offered this academic year.