Spring 2017 Course Schedule

Introduction to Business Law & Financial Markets (LAW-795BL-001)
Kenneth Anderson

Meets: 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM (M) - Room N102

Enrolled: 65 / Limit: 65

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This course introduces students to basic concepts in business law as well as business, finance, and economics important to business law. It is aimed at 1L students who did not come to law school with a prior background in these subjects; the course assumes no prior background. The course will walk through basic issues, concepts, and vocabulary from the business world and introduce students to their application in law. The course is designed to prepare students for WCL business law courses and is not a substitute for them. The course will have a take-home exam; there will also be assignments during the semester, required but not graded as part of the final course grade.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea, John Micklethwaite and Adrian Woolridge, Modern Library, Reprint edition (January 11, 2005), Paperback, 272 pages, ISBN-10: 0812972872 and ISBN-13: 978-0812972870

The Legal Analyst: A Toolkit for Thinking About the Law (2007 ed.), Ward Farnsworth, University of Chicago Press (2007 edition), Paperback, 326 pages, ISBN-10: 0226238350 and ISBN-13: 978-0226238357

Barron’s Dictionary of Business and Economic Terms, 5th Ed. (2012), Jack P. Friedman, Barron’s Educational Series (5th Ed., 2012), Paperback, 800 pages, ISBN-10: 0764147579 and ISBN-13: 978-0764147579

Accounting Made Simple: Accounting Explained in 100 Pages or Less, Mike Piper, Simple Subjects LLC (2013), Paperback, 114 pages, ISBN-10: 0981454224 and ISBN-13: 978-0981454221

First Class Readings

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