Lawyers today routinely encounter financial information in varied settings, including in both transactional and litigation contexts. Lawyers with a good understanding of basic corporate finance principles are at an advantage in diverse legal practice settings. The finance topics covered in this course are essential for lawyers who plan to work in transactional, tax planning, litigation, employment, regulatory, and other contexts. This course gives an introduction to basic principles of corporate finance with a focus on the practical importance of finance for lawyers. This course will focus on preparing students to become knowledgeable consumers of financial information, as well as understand the implications of common uses and misuses of financial information. This course will cover a range of topics, including fundamental principles of accounting, fundamentals of finance and financial markets, debt markets, currency markets, government securities markets, regulation of financial markets, structured finance and securitization, derivatives markets, and financial intermediaries.
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Students who have taken an undergraduate or graduate course in finance are not eligible to take this course and must not register in it.