UCI Law Announces Title Sponsorship for Annual Tax Symposium


IRVINE, Calif. – Feb. 5, 2019 – The University of California, Irvine School of Law is delighted to announce the Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor will be the title supporter for the annual tax symposium presented by the UCI Law Graduate Tax Program. The newly named UCI-A. Lavar Taylor Tax Symposium will be the premier tax law professional development and networking event for tax professionals, tax attorneys, students, journalists and academics in Southern California. The first annual one-day symposium on "Tax Reform: One Year Later" will take place on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at UCI, and will showcase informative discussions addressing tax professionals' most pressing needs and challenges under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Mark Prater, Managing Director of PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Tax Policy Services group in Washington, D.C., is the keynote speaker and a list of all the panel discussions and featured participants is available here. For more information and to register for the event, please click here.

"We're thrilled to be working with A. Lavar Taylor and are extremely grateful for their landmark sponsorship," said Omri Marian, Professor of Law; Academic Director, Graduate Tax Program, UCI Law. "There's an incredibly strong alignment between our two organizations' commitments to make Orange County a hub of cutting-edge tax practice."

"Our firm is both honored and excited to work with UCI Law's new Graduate Tax Program in promoting education and critical thinking in tax law at the highest possible level," said A. Lavar Taylor, Founder, Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor.

The Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor is an award-winning tax law firm located in the Santa Ana area of Orange County, California. Its tax attorneys and enrolled agent specialize in handling civil and criminal tax controversies, involving the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice, and state tax agencies such as the Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization, and the Employment Development Department.

The UCI Law Graduate Tax Program is a one-of-a-kind, practice-oriented Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program led by renowned tax scholars Omri MarianJoshua Blank and Victor Fleischer. True to the spirit of UCI Law’s cutting-edge approach to legal education, the Graduate Tax Program offers a unique tax curriculum emphasizing practice skills and featuring small class sizes and a collegial, supportive learning environment. The program will provide students with both the doctrinal depth and the experiential learning needed to practice tax law and to develop a deep understanding of the new tax law - enacted in 2017. The program will prepare graduate students for careers as tax attorneys, judges, tax administrators and policy advocates in the United States and abroad, and will also offer the opportunity for current practitioners to dramatically expand their tax knowledge and skills. The program is accepting applications for admission to the inaugural class, with students matriculating in the fall of 2019.

Click here for more details about the UCI Law Graduate Tax Program, including application information.

About UCI Law

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018, the University of California, Irvine School of Law begins its second decade a larger, stronger, more dynamic academic institution than its founders could have ever imagined. UCI Law provides an innovative and comprehensive curriculum, and prioritizes public service and a commitment to diversity within the legal profession. UCI Law students have completed more than 80,000 hours of pro bono work in the past decade. Forty-five percent of UCI Law’s graduates are students of color. The collaborative and interdisciplinary community at UCI Law includes extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, engaged alumni, and enthusiastic supporters. UCI Law continues to rank highly, including: The National Jurist ranks UCI Law No. 4 in the nation for practical training; U.S. News & World Report ranks UCI Law No. 21 in the nation overall out of 194 law schools, and ranks UCI Law’s robust clinical program No. 13 in the nation. More information on UCI Law is available here. Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ucilaw and SnapChat: ucilaw.

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