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LAW 3015 v00 : Basic Principles of Finance

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LLM Adjunct
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smileys1 Smiley, Stafford
LAW 3015 v00: Basic Principles of Finance
Basic Principles of Finance
Proposed 2018 Dates: 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, and 9/21
Special Requirement


Students may not receive credit for this course and the J.D. course Demystifying Finance.

This is an online course with no formal meeting times. This course is required for Tax and Executive Tax LL.M. students matriculating during or after the Fall 2017 semester, is only offered in the Fall semester, and must be taken in a student's first semester in residence. Students who drop the class after the conclusion of the add/drop period will receive a “W” on their transcript for the class. Final exams must be completed by the end of the Fall 2017 exam period. This course is only open to LL.M. students.

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Personal Information


B.A., summa cum laude, Yale; J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard. Professor Smiley is a Professor in the Graduate Tax Program of the Law Center and Senior Counsel of the law firm of Caplin &Drysdale, Chartered. He specializes in the taxation of corporate and noncorporate business entities, intergenerational wealth planning and international transactions. He is also a Professor at the University of Lodz in Poland and at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in the Russian Federation, and serves or has served as a Visiting Professor in graduate tax programs in Austria, Australia and Brazil. Prior to entering law practice, he served as a law clerk to Judge Arnold Raum of the United States Tax Court.

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