Business Basics for Lawyers
Lawyers are involved in virtually all aspects of business. Many lawyers have a transaction-based practice in which they work frequently with corporate clients. Others run private equity funds, start businesses, or serve on boards of directors. Public interest lawyers also frequently need a knowledge of business to provide their clients effective advice.
Michigan Law prides itself on its broad array of business-related courses. The Zell Entrepreneurship and Law (ZEAL) Program is adding to that curriculum by offering a short course on business basics for students who want to gain an introduction to business or are unsure if they want to take more business courses. The course, Business Basics for Lawyers, is designed for students who have little or no business experience. The course is a two-day, one-credit intensive program that meets Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14–15, 2013, just before the winter term begins on Jan. 16.
The course will be taught at the Law School by experienced professors from U-M's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Students will receive an introduction to the principles and terminology of four basic subject areas: accounting, economics, finance, and marketing.