No lawyer, no matter the field, can avoid a certain level of facility with business principles, even if only to calculate damages. And to serve clients effectively, lawyers need to understand the world from their perspective – what a particular client’s business needs are – and speak the language of business.
In an effort to provide a quick but useful introduction to basic topics – how to read financial statements, understanding financial ratios and valuation techniques etc. -- to a large group of students, BU Law has asked Professor Peter Russo, Director of Entrepreneurship Programs at the Boston University School of Management, to conduct a Business Basics Boot Camp.
The boot camp will consist of two meetings that will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, September 13, and Friday, September 27, in room 620.
In the first session (9/13), Professor Russo will introduce you to financial statements, ratio analysis, risk and return, time value of money, valuation, and other fundamental business tools and concepts. This knowledge is obviously important for lawyers involved in transactional work, but also useful in any type of law practice.
Prior to and during the second session (9/27), students will work with real world examples under Professor Russo’s guidance, to solidify their understanding of these concepts.
You are strongly encouraged to attend. Please register today by sending an email to Kelyne Rhodehamel at email@example.com. Your RSVP will provide an idea of the headcount and will also provide an email list that Professor Russo will use to distribute materials to participants.