Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368E
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
517-432-6813 Intercom: 107
J.D. 1985, with distinction, Wayne State University Law School; B.S. 1977, Wayne State University
- Accounting for Lawyers
(Formerly DCL 508) Accounting for Lawyers covers the basic topics in accounting that are relevant to a business lawyer's practice and to other practice areas as well. The class covers principles of double-entry bookkeeping and accrual accounting, GAAP and GAAS. The basic financial statements are studied and basic financial statement analysis is reviewed. More detailed analysis is made of revenue recognition and expense, contingencies and intangibles. Finally, drafting of legal documents using accounting concepts is explored. This course is designed for those students with little or no prior accounting training or experience.