Corporate FinanceThis course provides students with an understanding of the basic financial concepts and tools that are important for lawyers who practice business law, either in transactional practices or in those focused on litigation. This course includes studies of the basic techniques used in valuing projects and businesses; the distinctive characteristics of corporate securities, including bonds, preferred stock, common stock, and convertible securities; the factors influencing decisions to pay dividends and repurchase stock; and the principles guiding the determinants of capital structure. This course also includes an examination of the impact of theories of finance, including portfolio theory, asset pricing models, and efficient market theory, on legal rules.
Credits: 2 to 4
|Partial list of professors who teach or have taught this course:|
|Colon, Jeffrey (4 credits)||Spring 2010, Spring 2011|
|Gentile, Caroline (3 credits)||Spring 2009|
|McDermott, Richard (2 credits)||Spring 2010, Spring 2011|