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Finance, Accounting, and Strategy

  • Corporate Finance

    September 22, 2022

    Prerequisites: Students must have taken Analytical Methods, Introduction to Finance Concepts, or a similar introduction to basic present value calculations at HLS or elsewhere. Exam

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is co-taught by Professors Bebchuk, Kaplow, Spier, Spamann and Prof. Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is co-taught by Professors Bebchuk, Kaplow, Spier, Spamann and Prof. Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor…

  • Research Seminar in Law, Economics, and Organizations

    September 20, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: No Exam This seminar is co-taught by Professors Bebchuk, Kaplow, Spier, Spamann and Prof. Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor…

  • Corporate and Capital Markets Law and Policy

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken (or are taking concurrently) the Corporations course…

  • Empirical Law and Finance

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam Empirical tools have been increasingly used in litigation, regulation, and policymaking in the fields of corporate law, corporate governance,…

  • Stakeholder Capitalism

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites:There are no prerequisites for the course. However, it is recommended that students either (a) have taken or are taking concurrently the Corporations course at…

  • Securities Regulation

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class

    In addition to an in-class examination, students will be asked to participate in blog postings on a…

  • Empirical Methods and Data Analysis for Lawyers

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam: No Exam Empirical data, and statistical and empirical tools and concepts, are increasingly used in litigation, regulation, and legal policymaking and research.

  • Nuts and Bolts of Forming a Venture Capital Fund

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam This course introduces students to the relationship between limited partner (LP) investors and the general partner (GP) managers of…

  • Federal Budget Policy

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: No Exam

    Students enrolled in the course will be expected to submit a series of reaction papers to…

  • Business Strategy for Lawyers

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: Students should have some exposure to microeconomics or a related discipline (e.g., Analytical Methods, Law & Economics, an undergraduate class in economics, finance, etc.).

  • Deals

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: For JD students, this course is open to those who have taken, or are concurrently taking, Corporations. For LLM students, Corporations must be taken…

  • Bankruptcy

    September 19, 2022

    Co-requisite: Students without prior basic exposure to business should normally take Corporations concurrently. Exam Type: In Class This basic bankruptcy course covers the major…

  • Tax Law, Finance, and Strategic Planning

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: Taxation Exam Type: No Exam This course develops tools for understanding and evaluating the effect tax laws have on strategic planning in both business…

  • ESG: Corporate Ethics in the 21st Century

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: Any-Day Take-Home, Paper Option Available This course will investigate the rise of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) as a dominant investment…

  • Introduction to Finance Concepts 4-Day Section

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This 1-unit course is designed to provide students with no prior coursework in finance an introduction to core concepts…

  • Trusts and Estates

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class This course examines freedom of disposition in American succession law by way of: (a) intestate succession; (b) wills (including…

  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Fintech

    September 19, 2022

    Prerequisite: None Exam Type: In Class We will explore in this course the law and policy issues that are raised by the use of the…

  • International Taxation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Taxation Exam Type: In Class This course will cover the basic federal income tax concepts, policy and law relating to taxation of foreign persons…

  • Securities Regulation

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Most students find it helpful to have completed or to take concurrently a course in Corporations before taking Securities Regulation. Exam Type: In Class…

  • Business Valuation and Analysis

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: HLS courses “Introduction to Accounting,” “Introduction to Accounting 3-Week Section,” or an equivalent prior accounting course at a university covering an introduction to financial…

  • Introduction to Accounting 3-Week Section

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This 1-credit spring course is designed to help students develop an understanding of the accounting information presented in corporate…

  • Analytical Methods for Lawyers

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None. This course is designed to be fully accessible to those with no prior quantitative training or background in the subjects covered. Exam Type:

  • Failed Corporations: A Post-Mortem

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Corporations is a required prerequisite and a course in bankruptcy or corporate reorganizations will be helpful, although not required. LLM students with experience in…

  • Bankruptcy

    September 14, 2022

    Pre/Corequisite: Students without prior basic exposure to business should normally take Corporations concurrently. Exam Type: In Class This is a comprehensive survey of the…

  • Investments Workshop: Public and Private Equity

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Sound understanding of financial statements and valuation topics/models. Admission is by permission only and interested students should send a resume and a cover letter…

  • Valuing and Modeling M&A and LBOs

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: Admission is by permission only and interested students should send a resume and a cover letter to the instructor at vbosiljevac@law.harvard.edu. The deadline for LLM…

  • Deals

    September 14, 2022

    Schedule is forthcoming. Prerequisite: For JD students, you must have completed Corporations prior to enrolling in this course. For LLM students, Corporations or its equivalent…

  • Maximizing Joint Gains: How Taxes Affect Business Decisions

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisites: None Exam Type: In Class This course is taught from a book written by B-school professors for B-school students. It is entirely self-contained: there…

  • Hedge and Private Equity Funds: Law and Policy

    September 14, 2022

    Prerequisite: None required; preferred that students have already completed Corporations or at a minimum are taking contemporaneously with this course. Exam: In Class Private fund…