This course will cover the fundamentals of financial economics, with an emphasis on corporate finance. While this is a course in finance, not law, applications from a variety of legal and other settings will illustrate the importance of finance for law and lawyers. Such applications will include civil procedure, damage calculations, judicial valuations, banking regulation, securities fraud, and government accounting.
There will be four graded problem sets and a final in-class exam, all of which will consist primarily of numerical exercises. Students are encouraged to work on the problem sets in groups of up to four.
The course is open to students with and without a background in finance.