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228B Accounting for Lawyers (2)

Discussion - 2 hours. Exposes students to basic principles of accounting, from the perspective of the practicing attorney. Accounting has been called the language of business, and many of the principles addressed in this course are fundamental to concepts presented in such other classes as Federal Taxation, Securities Regulation and Business Associations. After examining fundamental accounting concepts, students will learn to read and analyze financial statements, evaluate fraud in financial transactions, and understand the audit function. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will be discussed, as will the reporting of inventory, liabilities, contingencies, receivables, fixed assets, intangibles and depreciation under GAAP. Students who ultimately practice litigation will have a better understanding of documents solicited in discovery, and those destined for transactional practice will better understand contract terms and financial motivations. Students who have taken a college accounting class must seek instructor approval. Only basic math skills are required.

This course was offered:

  • Fall 2016
    • B.J. Susich
  • Fall 2015
    • B.J. Susich
  • Fall 2014
    • B.J. Susich
  • Fall 2013
    • B.J. Susich