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Business & Finance for Lawyers
Last Updated Date:   1 June 2021


5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
To provide law students who intend to read commercial law electives with a foundation in accounting, finance and other related business concepts.
Students will learn how to interpret and analyse financial statements, the different types of financial instruments offered by financial markets, and the basic workings of the investment market. The course will employ a simulation model in which students are to advise on the acquisition and disposal of assets by a hypothetical client. The key issues covered in the hypothetical scenario will include asset valuation models, financing options and techniques, and compliance with accounting and regulatory frameworks.
In addition, students will have a chance to apply these concepts through a service-learning project, create a start-up business or act as a portfolio equity analyst/fund manager.

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Course Convenor: A/P Phua Lye Huat, Stephen

Co-teacher(s): Adjunct A/P Leong Chan Foo, James

Module Codes: LL4063V / LL5063V / LL6063V / LLJ5063V

Contact Hours: 3-hr weekly seminar

Workload: 3 hours

Mode of Assessment: Tutorial: 10%; Quiz 1: 15%; Quiz 2: 20%; Individual or Group Test: 20%; Research Project: 35% (comprising a 25% project and 10% oral presentation) (Due in Weeks 12 and 13)

Preclusions: Not opened to students who have taken or are taking Financial Accounting (1) FNA1002; (2) FNA1002E; (3) FNA1002X; (4) ACC1002X; ACC1002X

NOTE:The following students are not permitted to enrol in this module: those who have completed, or who intend in the current or a future semester to subscribe for, modules relating to finance or accounting offered in other universities or faculties in NUS (2) those who are graduates of, or are currently enrolled in other programmes leading to professional qualifications in, accountancy or finance.

Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

Examination Date: 100% Continuous Assessment

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