Financial Methods for Lawyers

The class is designed for law students of all interests, including those who are undecided and those who are focused on a particular area such as litigation, public interest law, regulatory work, criminal law, or business law. Financial Methods for Lawyers covers time value of money, expected value decisionmaking, and investment in enterprises. It also covers the basic financial statement components: balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements. The class includes one 100-minute lecture and one 100-minute small group each week and runs for approximately the first half of the semester. It is offered on a pass/fail basis only. Completion of online quizzes, small group participation and a final negotiation exercise contribute to the grade.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday 3:45 - 7:35 pm JON 5.206
Wednesday 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 2.123
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory


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Smith, Stephen T. Smith, Stephen T.