Accounting for Lawyers | L4006

This class will introduce students to accounting principles and practices to prepare them for the manner in which transactional and other lawyers will be presented with accounting, auditing, and financial matters that must be understood to enable them to provide effective legal representation to clients. Included in the course will be an introduction to basic concepts of bookkeeping and financial accounting, reading and understanding traditional financial statements, financial statement analysis and the use of financial ratios, and legal issues involving accountancy. The class will also examine the role and responsibilities of the independent auditor and the concept of full and fair disclosure of financial information as required by generally accepted accounting principles.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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