Materials on Accounting for Lawyers, Temporary Concise 4th ed.

Materials on Accounting for Lawyers, Temporary Concise 4th ed.

David R. Herwitz, Harvard Law School
Matthew J. Barrett, Notre Dame Law School

Supplements: 2008, 2009 2010, 2011, 2013

Cited by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Bolt v. Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 503 F.3d 913, 915–17 (9th Cir. 2007).

Adopted for classroom use at seventy law schools, including Yale, Harvard, Chicago, NYU, Michigan, University of California (Berkeley), Cornell, Georgetown, USC, Washington University (St. Louis), George Washington, and University of California (Davis).


These materials strive to instill confidence in its readers so they can begin to master the principles of accounting and develop command of the basic tools that lawyers need in this field. To accomplish this objective, we have built the materials around explanatory text designed to lead the students through the subject's technical aspects. To keep the focus on the interests of law students, each chapter begins with a section which explains the topic's importance to lawyers, and both the materials and the problems seek to highlight the lawyer's role in dealing with accounting issues.