Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

San Diego Law School Names Paul Yong Director Of Graduate Tax Programs

Paul Yong Named Director of Graduate Tax Programs and a Professor of Practice at San Diego

Unnamed (1)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. Yong will be a Professor of Practice for the law school, and developed 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.

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