University of California, Los Angeles Hosts Sixth Annual Tax Symposium

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A securities regulation and litigation lawyer with over 30 years of legal experience, Sylvia Scott serves as an attorney and partner at the California-based Freeman, Freeman & Smiley, LLP and manages its Securities Regulation Practice Group. Sylvia Scott received her juris doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA Law), which hosts a variety of events that include the Sixth Annual NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium.

The annual Tax Symposium focuses on tax policy issues from a legal and economic perspective and establishes a forum for policymakers, scholars, and practitioners to perform analyzations and consider reform options. Hosted in conjunction with the New York University of Law (NYU Law), the conference builds on the symposia traditionally presented by NYU Law’s tax policy scholarship law journal and the UCLA Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance.

UCLA Law students, faculty, staff and invited guests may participate in the Sixth Annual Tax Symposium, which will focus on the theme of tax policy and social mobility. Participants may also take part in minimum continuing legal education credit opportunities approved by the California State Bar. The symposium will take place on October 7, 2016 and will receive co-sponsoring by the NYU School of Law and the UCLA Law’s Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy.


UCLA Law Alumni Survey on Educational and Professional Experiences


Sylvia M. Scott represents financial advisors and brokers as a partner at Freeman Freeman and Smiley, LLP, where she also serves as the head of the firm’s Securities Regulation Practice Group. Prior to working in securities regulation and litigation, Sylvia M. Scott earned a juris doctor from the University of California Los Angeles, School of Law (UCLA Law).

UCLA Law recently announced that two faculty members launched a groundbreaking survey of UCLA Law alumni in an effort to evaluate how law school readies students for different professional endeavors and how these graduates handle current challenges in the market. Backed by the Law School Admissions Council and the National Science Foundation, the survey project is designed to investigate the occupations and educational experiences of graduates from six California law schools, including UCLA, Stanford, Santa Clara, and UC Berkeley.

The survey information will be used to improve professional support programs for UCLA Law alumni and refine the school’s training of future legal professionals. In addition to helping UCLA improve, the survey results will be accessible to bar leaders and other legal educators, who can then use the information to develop better professional and educational opportunities in the legal field.