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LAW 3015 v00 : Basic Principles of Finance

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Fall 2020
LLM Adjunct
UserID Name Email
smileys1 Smiley, Stafford
LAW 3015 v00: Basic Principles of Finance
Basic Principles of Finance
No Meeting Time Defined - Online Only
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Special Requirement


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

This zero-credit course is delivered via distance education to all students. There is no live class session. This course is required for all Tax LLM and Executive Tax LLM 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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