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Tax Institute

Institute Date and Location

January 29-31, 2018

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Information: (213) 624-1011
Reservations: (800) 245-8673

For more information about the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, please visit their website.

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

Accommodations and Parking

If you plan to stay in the newly renovated guest rooms at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, you will need to make your own reservations by calling (800) 245-8673. To make reservations online, click here. A limited number of rooms are available at a special rate for Institute attendees of $189 for single or double occupancy. All reservations must be made by January 12, 2018, to take advantage of this special rate. When calling to make your reservations, make sure you mention the USC Gould School of Law. The Millennium Biltmore is a non-smoking hotel.

Parking for the Institute is available at the hotel valet at a rate of $45 per car for overnight guests. Hotel valet is available for event attendees at a rate of $22 per car per day. Self-parking is available at Pershing Square at the following rates (the hotel does not validate parking at Pershing Square): $10 per car arriving before 11:00 am; $16 per car arriving after 11:00 a.m.; $7 per car arriving after 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions about parking or accommodations, please contact the USC Gould Continuing Legal Education office at (213) 821-3580, or by email at

Registration Information

  • How do I register?
    You can register by clicking on Register Now.
  • How much does registration cost?
    The registration fees are outlined on the Registration Information page.
  • What do I get with my registration?
    Ticket holders gain admittance to the Institute, including the continental breakfast, keynote speaker luncheon, networking refreshment breaks, and early evening reception, all as determined by the registration type chosen. Ticket holders are entitled to a electronic downloadable copy of the Institute Syllabus (an up-to-date volume of outlines, articles, essays, briefs and other practical materials prepared by our speakers). The Syllabus can be purchased in print format for a cost of $30 per day of materials. The electronic download will be made available prior to the Institute (the print format will be available on site only).
  • How do I get my name badge?
    Badges will be held at Will Call. No badges will be mailed.

Institute Materials

  • Do I get materials with my registration?
    You will receive an electronic download of the Institute Syllabus, sent prior to the Institute. If you prefer a hardcopy, a printed version of the Syllabus can be purchased for a cost of $30 per day of materials.
  • Can I just purchase the Syllabus?
    You can purchase the Syllabus for the 2016 or 2017 Institutes by clicking here. Syllabi for 2017 Institute will be made available prior to the event. Please contact our office at (213) 821-3580 or email us at if you have any questions.

Audio Recordings

  • I'm confused by the audio recordings - can I get additional MCLE credit by listening to the audio recording after the Institute?
    Yes, since the Institute offers multiple breakout tracks you can get self-study California MCLE credit for any sessions you listen to that you did not attend in person. If you attend the Institute in person, you will also get participatory credit for sessions you attended.
  • If I do not attend the live Institute and I want to buy the audio recordings, can I get participatory credit?
    No, you are only eligible for self-study MCLE credit.
  • What format are the audio recordings? Do you furnish an audio player?
    Audio recordings will be available as MP3 downloads. You will need to open them with a media player, such as Windows Media Player or iTunes.
  • How much are the audio recordings?
    If you register for the Institute, the cost is $99 (per day).
    If you do not register for the Institute, the cost is $199 (per day).
  • Do I have to buy the Syllabus separately from the audio recordings?
    No, the Syllabus is part of the purchase. If you attend in person, you will receive a PDF of the Syllabus prior to the Institute.
  • If I purchase the audio recordings, when will they be available for download?
    We plan to make the audio recordings available to you within three weeks of the Institute.
  • Are all Institute sessions are included in the audio recordings?
    For 2018, the audio recordings include (in each case, for the day(s) purchased): all daytime sessions (including the luncheon keynote presentations) and the evening sessions entitled “What is the Heartland of Attorney-Client Privilege?” (Monday), “Why are Lawyers so Unhappy?” (Tuesday), “Partnership and Real Estate Hot Topics” (Tuesday) and “Hot Topics in Estate and Gift Tax Planning” (Wednesday). Any other sessions not listed in the previous sentence are not included.


All registrations and purchases are final and non-refundable.

Special Requirements

Please contact the office at for assistance with any dietary or access needs.

USC Gould School of Law welcomes the participation of individuals with disabilities at our continuing legal education events.  If you require special accommodations or have any questions, please contact the USC Gould Continuing Legal Education Office at (213) 821-3580 or