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 settings will illustrate the importance of finance for law and lawyers. Such applications will include damage calculations, judicial valuations, banking regulation, securities fraud, and 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 up to four.
Some background in finance is helpful but not required.