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Blanc, Steven

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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Department of Accountancy


The purpose of this paper is to analyze how an undergraduate degree in accountancy will assist in the study of law. To accomplish this, the paper looks at the course curriculum of a Northern Illinois University Accountancy major and the first year required courses in three law schools of varying rankings. Then, the skills and knowledge taught in each curriculum will be compared to see if there is any overlap. To supplement this analysis, I will host interviews with professional lawyers and law teachers who will give descriptions of the skills needed in everyday work. In addition to this analysis, the skills necessary for the LSAT exam and several fields of law will be discussed, and any potential overlap between the NIU Accountancy curriculum and the LSAT exam or law fields will be explored.


28 pages




Northern Illinois University

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