USD School of Law Announces New Director of Graduate Tax Programs Paul Yong

USD School of Law Announces New Director of Graduate Tax Programs Paul Yong

Director of Graduate Tax Programs and Professor of Practice Paul YongDirector of Graduate Tax Programs and Professor of Practice Paul Yong

SAN DIEGO (May 3, 2022) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is pleased to announce that Paul Yong will join the School of Law as the new Director of Graduate Tax Programs and a Professor of Practice as of June 2022. The USD School of Law Tax program has been consistently ranked a top Tax Program by U.S. News.

As the Director, Yong will provide strategic leadership for the law school graduate tax programs. He will also oversee the LLM in Tax and other tax education programs and conferences designed to complement the School of Law's Juris Doctor program.

In addition to his new role at the School of Law, Yong remains Vice President, Chief Tax Counsel for Sempra Energy. He is an innovative, results-oriented tax executive with over 30 years of experience with Sempra Energy, Arthur Anderson, and Unocal Corporation. In 2016  played a key role in creating the School of Law Tax Planning Lab, a unique "hands-on" simulation course. He enjoys mentoring students and preparing them to be practice-ready from day one in their tax careers.

“Paul Yong is going to be an inspirational and a strong leader for the graduate Tax Program. He will be an exceptional mentor for our students and brings a practitioner’s perspective to the role coupled with great enthusiasm for teaching,” said Miranda Fleischer, Professor of Law and outgoing Director of Graduate Tax programs.

He has also received numerous awards for his professional and personal accomplishments.

Yong has a B.S. in civil engineering from University of Hawaii; he holds a JD from University of California, Hastings College of Law, an LLM from New York University School of Law, and attended Oxford University’s Advanced Management program.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law, and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 30th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 28th nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.


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