This book, now in its eighth edition and adopted at nearly 100 schools in its 25-year history, presents accounting, finance and auditing using clear narrative with extensive illustrations. Written by two leading teachers and practitioners of law and accounting, it balances accessibility with rigor. Pedagogical features that make this book easy to use include a coherent layout, complete set of PowerPoint slides, comprehensive Problems and Solutions, intriguing Conceptual Questions and International Comparisons plus a Glossary, Bibliography, Index and Teacher’s Manual. It can be used as the primary book for a one-, two- or three-credit accounting course or to supplement business associations, corporations or corporate finance courses.

Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: American Casebook Series
Publication Date: 06/14/2023

Lawrence A. Cunningham, George Washington University Law School

David W. Mason, Boston College Law School


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With CasebookPlus, you can customize your students’ learning experience and monitor their performance. The quiz editor allows you to create your own custom quiz set, suppress specific quiz questions or quiz sets, and time-release quiz questions. Additionally, the flexible, customized reporting capability helps you evaluate your students’ understanding of the material and can also help your school demonstrate compliance with the new ABA Assessment and Learning Outcomes standards.

The most important change to the new edition is bringing in David Mason as an additional editor to join Lawrence Cunningham who remains onboard. Mason, a JD and former CPA who has practiced both private law and public accounting, taught the Law & Accounting course at Boston College Law School for 15 years (and prior to that was Cunningham's Teaching Assistant for that course during his second and third years). While maintaining the classic approach teachers and students have loved about the book for more than 25 years, Mason has made it even more user friendly based on his first-hand experience.

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