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Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers, Third Edition

  • Robert J. Rhee
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Most law students have never had formal coursework in accounting or finance, yet these areas are integral to so many law school courses including: Business Associations, Securities Regulations, Corporate Finance, Taxation, Banking Law, Financial Regulation, and Business Planning. With math no more difficult than high school algebra, Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers, Third Editionfills in those gaps with an accessible and interactive presentation of accounting, finance, and financial markets. Each stand-alone chapter provides a complete lesson that will shed light on business courses in law school, as well as business situations in legal practice.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Updates for and addition of new cases that illustrate the business concepts
  • Addition of more examples, including information related to more companies such as Googleand Uber
  • Addition of new materials on the basic microeconomic concept of supply and demand

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • A self-contained course book that supports a 2-credit course on an overview of business concepts, including accounting, finance, valuation, financial instruments, and business strategy
  • Lessons that go beyond the definitions of terms of art and business terminology
  • A book written at an accessible level
  • Edited appellate cases that connect business concepts to the law and legal practice
  • Knowledge of the basic and most essential concepts of business
  • Materials presented in an accessible way including the use of many examples to illustrate difficult concepts
  • Clear explanations of difficult materials and foreign concepts
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About the authors
Robert Rhee
University of Maryland Law School

Professor Rhee#39;s legal experience includes positions as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and a trial attorney in the Honors Program of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also has significant investment banking experience. He was a vice president in financial institutions investment banking at Fox-Pitt, Kelton (a unit of Swiss Re) in New York, and an MA investment banker at UBS Warburg in London. He has worked on public and private MA assignments, distressed restructurings, private equity funding, and debt and equity issuances. His scholarly interests include risk-focused economic analyses of legal and social problems. The subject areas of study have included business, torts, and civil justice. His articles have been published or accepted for publication in the New York University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Emory Law Journal, William Mary Law Review, University of Colorado Law Review, George Mason Law Review, Florida Law Review, Arizona State Law Journal, Maryland Law Review, South Carolina Law Review, Journal of Corporation Law, Journal of Business Technology Law, International Journal of Evidence Proof, Virginia Environmental Law Journal, and St. John#39;s Law Review. Professor Rhee is also the author of several books: Essential Concepts of Business for Lawyers (forthcoming 2012 Aspen); Limited Liability Entities: LLCs and Partnerships (forthcoming in series of 10 volumes starting in 2012, Aspen); Corporate Finance (forthcoming 2014, casebook with Aspen). He has authored several book chapters, including a substantial chapter on federal terrorism reinsurance in Appleman on Insurance 2d. His work is frequently cited in traditional law reviews and academic books. His articles have also been cited by the U.S. Presidentrsquo;s Working Group on Financial Markets (a joint report of Treasury, Federal Reserve, SEC and CFTC), a GAO report to Congress, a House congressional bill, RAND Corporation, the Restatement (Third) of Torts, several law school casebooks, and appellate judicial opinions including opinions of the Connecticut and New York appellate courts, and the Indiana and Tennessee supreme courts. He has taught law in the Netherlands and Korea, and business ethics at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. He was born in Seoul, Korea, immigrated to the United States.

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