Mendoza School of Business


James O'Brien

Assistant Department Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Accountancy, Teaching Professor
Accountancy
 574-631-9100
  228 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Books
  • Presentations
  • Awards

James O'Brien (Jamie) teaches Business Law, Tax and other law and tax-related courses to Undergraduate, Master of Accountancy, Master of Business Administration, Executive MBA, and Master of Nonprofit Administration students. He is a CPA, as well as an Attorney, and is actively involved in professional development and service within the accounting and legal communities, having previously served as a member of the Indiana Board of Accountancy. O'Brien is also very involved in the St. Joseph County Community and previously served as a County Councilman assisting St. Joseph County as a local legislator.

O'Brien serves the Accountancy Department as the Assistant Chair and the DUS. He also advises students concerning course selection, the CPA examination requirements, and other academic matters. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Hannah and Friends, a local nonprofit and the Farm of the Child, a Honduran Orphanage.

O'Brien is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Accountancy, summa cum laude, and of the Notre Dame Law School, also summa cum laude.

Education
JD, University of Notre Dame
BBA, University of Notre Dame

Areas of Expertise
Business Law
Federal and State Taxation
Nonprofit Law - Legal Environment

Teaching
Business Law for Executives
Business Law: Property and Negotiable Instruments
Federal Taxation
Business Law: Contracts and Agency
Business Law for Managers
Nonprofits' Legal Environment
Advanced Business Law
"Advanced Accounting 13th Edition", (With Tom Schaefer), 2016

"Advanced Accounting 12th Edition", (With Tom Schaefer), 2014

"Advanced Accounting 11th Edition", (With Tom Schaefer), 2012

"Advanced Accounting 10th Edition", (With Tom Schaefer), 2010

"Advanced Accounting", (With Tom Schaefer), 2008

"Advanced Accounting", (With Tom Schaefer), 2006

"2018 Annual Tax Update", St. Joseph County Tax Seminar - Update, 2018
"2017 Annual Tax Update", St. Joseph County Tax Seminar - Update, 2017
"2015 Annual Tax Update", St. Joseph County Tax Seminar - Update, 2015
"2014 Annual Tax Update", Northwest Indiana CPA Society (CPE), 2014
"Tax Law and the Family", University of Notre Dame - Life Symposium, 2014
"2013 Annual Tax Update", Northwest Indiana CPA Society (CPE), 2013
"2012 Annual Tax Update", Northwest Indiana CPA Society (CPE), 2012
"2011 Annual Tax Update", Northwest Indiana CPA Society (CPE), 2011
"2010 Annual Tax Update", Northwest Indiana CPA Society (CPE), 2010
"2009 Annual Tax Update", Northwest Indiana CPA Society (CPE), 2009
"2008 Annual Tax Update", Northwest Indiana CPA Society (CPE), 2008
"2007 Annual Tax Update", Northwest Indiana CPA Society (CPE), 2007
"2006 Annual Tax Update Seminar", Annual (2006) Tax Update, 2006
"2006 Tax Law Updated", CPE - Seminar (TAX), 2006
"The Reverend Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching", University of Notre Dame, 2015

"James Dincolo Outstanding Teacher Award", Accountancy Department (MCOBA), 2014

"Life Faculty Fellow", University of Notre Dame, 2013

"Kaneb Fellow", University of Notre Dame, 2012

"UND Volleyball Professor Recognition", UND Volleyball Team, 2010

"DISTINGUISHED HOOSIER", Indiana Governor Daniels, 2010

"MSA (Masters of Science Accountancy) Teaching Award", MSA Department (MCOBA), 2010

"The Reverend Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching", University of Notre Dame, 2010

"BP Teaching Award", Notre Dame - BP, 2007

"Distinguished Hoosier Award", State of Indiana, Governor, 2006

"Faculty Award", Notre Dame Business School (MCOBA), 2004