Business Basics for Law Students: Essential Terms and Concepts

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Aspen Law & Business, 1998 - Business - 557 pages
Zeroing in on the topics that are truly essential to law students, Hamilton and Booth organize their book into short sections that can be consulted for answers to specific questions. BUSINESS BASICS FOR LAW STUDENTS, Second Edition, builds from basic to sophisticated subjects: Accounting and Financial Statements Federal Income Taxation Basic Forms of Business Life Insurance Real Estate Securities Law Time Value of Money and Valuation The authors bring law students 'up to speed' quickly; no prior knowledge of business concepts is required for understanding. While they condensed the book to 19 (from 22) chapters, Hamilton and Booth incorporated a host of important information, including: LLCs and other unincorporated entities; why they exist and common problems small business financing executive compensation fairness opinions derivative securities new ways of trading securities and commodities, The increasing importance of institutional investing, And The impact of derivative products new insurance products And The growing significance of insurance concepts in legal reasoning fundamental changes in the economics of law firms friendly transactions and planning issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions Key terms and concepts appear in bold type when they are introduced. Instead of a regular glossary, BUSINESS BASICS FOR LAW STUDENTS offers a word list at the end of the book that sends readers To The page where the term is first defined, putting its definition in context. With more detail than other business concepts books, unique coverage of finance, and greater flexibility for use with a wide range of course materials, BUSINESS BASICS FOR LAW STUDENTS, Second Edition, Is the sensible choice for students and instructors alike.

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About the author (1998)

Hamilton is Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at the University of Texas.

Booth is Professor of Law & Faculty Editor--The Business Lawyer University of Maryland.

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