Itenerary: FL

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For the 2020 Testing Cycle, the Tax Law Institute [sponsored by its affiliate, US Tax Court Litigators.org] partnered with Ave Maria School of Law, located in Naples FL. The Ritz Carlton Naples (a Mediterranean Spa-like 5-star resort) was recommended as accommodations preferred by our guest CPA/EA Tax Court bar applicants who will test to be "Admitted to Practice, US Tax Court". The following was taken from an online promotion of the Ritz Carlton Naples -- "Make yourself at home in air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private furnished balconies. 42-inch LCD televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, outdoor tennis courts, and a 24-hour health club."  Learn more...    





United States Tax Court
Non-Attorney [Bar Admissions] Exam Prep
Moderated by The Distinguished and Honorable Judge Dean
2020 Testing Cycle
Hosted by the Ave Maria School of Law

Our Guarantee
"If you enroll in our Complete 2020 Non-attorney Exam Preparation Program and do not pass then you may retake, free-of-charge, the 2022 US Tax Court Exam Prep Program's  Virtual Lecture & Conference Series"

Live Event

Opening Session
Campus of Ave Maria School of Law

Dates
  • Jul 14, 2019 thru Jul 21, 2019
Lectures
  • Jul 15, 2019 thru Jul 19, 2019
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET
Open Registration $3,995
  • 5 lecture days
  • material
  • breakfast buffet
  • lunch buffet
  • no accommodations
  • no payment plan
Welcome Breakfast
  • Nov 15, 2019
  • 7:45 a.m. ET
  • meet Judge, faculty moderators and candidates
Tentative
Sunday, July 14, 2019
  • arrive and valet park your car (separate charge) at Ritz Carlton Naples on the Beach, Naples FL
  • check in at 1 p.m. ET at the Ritz Carlton Naples on the Beach, Naples FL
  • explore hotel and restaurants and other amenities
  • visit beaches, shops and enjoy fine dining on your own at a restaurant of your choice
Please be sure to attend the Welcome Breakfast Buffet on Mon July 15th at 7:30 a.m.

Monday, July 15, 2019
  • board Ave Maria Law shuttle bus at 7:15 a.m. ET (private car service also available)
  • breakfast buffet and coffee served from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at Ave Maria Law School dining facility
  • class begins at 9 a.m. ET
    • Introductory Remarks: What to Expect These Next 5 Days
      • Judge Dean, IRS Revenue Agent Smith, Retired and Teaching Faculty
    • Overview   Non-attorney Admission to the Bar United States Tax Court
      • US Tax Court Bar Applicant '18
      • Non-attorney Bar Admissions Examination Discussion
        • FBI background check
        • how to request copy of your exam if unsuccessful
        • 70% required grade in all four (4) Sections
  • coffee break at 10 a.m. ET
  • class reconvenes at 10:15 a.m. ET
    • Overview: Introduction to United States Tax Court
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
      • Overview: Role of the IRS District Counsel in Tax Court Litigation
        • Judge Dean and IRS Revenue Agent Smith Retired
      • Overview: Role of IRS Revenue Examiners in Tax Court Litigation
        • Judge Dean and IRS Revenue Agent Smith Retired
  • lunch buffet served at 12 noon ET
  • class reconvenes at 1:15 p.m. ET
    • Overview: Selected U.S. Tax Court Rules of Practice & Procedures
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • coffee break at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • class reconvenes at 2:45 p.m. ET
    • Overview: Selected U.S. Tax Court Rules of Practice & Procedures
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • class ends at 4 p.m. ET
  • board Ave Maria Law shuttle bus at 4:15 p.m. ET to return to Ritz Carlton Hotel (private car service also available)
  • enjoy nightly dinner on your own

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • board Ave Maria Law shuttle bus at 7:15 a.m. ET (private car service also available)
  • breakfast buffet and coffee served 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. ET at Ave Maria Law School dining facility
  • class begins at 9 a.m. ET
    • Overview: Selected Case - 2018 Tax Court Published Opinions
      • Judge Dean and IRS Revenue Agent Smith, Retired
  • coffee break at 10 a.m. ET
  • class reconvenes at 10:15 p.m. ET
    • Overview: How to Brief Selected Tax Court Published Opinions
      • Judge Dean and IRS Revenue Agent Smith, Retired
  • lunch buffet served at 12 noon ET
  • class reconvenes at 1:15 p.m. ET
    • Overview: Forbes Selected Top 2018 Tax Court Published Opinions - Case Analysis
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • coffee break at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • class reconvenes at 2:45 p.m. ET
    • Overview: Introduction to Legal Ethics
      • Teaching Faculty
  • class ends at 4 p.m. ET
  • board Ave Maria Law shuttle bus at 4:15 p.m ET to return to Ritz Carlton Hotel (private car service also available)
  • enjoy nightly dinner on your own

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  • board Ave Maria Law shuttle bus at 7:15 a.m. ET (private car service also available)
  • breakfast buffet and coffee served from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. ET at Ave Maria Law School dining facility
  • class begins at 9 a.m. ET
    • Overview: Selected Topics in Legal Ethics Discussion
      • Teaching Faculty
  • coffee break at 10 a.m. ET
  • class reconvenes at 10:15 p.m. ET
    • Overview: Selected Topics in Legal Ethics Discussions
      • Teaching Faculty
  • lunch buffet served at 12 noon ET
  • class reconvenes at 1:15 p.m.ET
    • Overview: Introduction to Selected Topics in Tax Evidence (Discussion)
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • coffee break at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • class reconvenes at 2:45 p.m. ET
    • Overview: Introduction to Selected Topics in Tax Evidence (Discussion)
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • class ends at 4 p.m. ET
  • board Ave Maria Law shuttle bus at 4:15 p.m. ET to return to Ritz Carlton Hotel (private car service also available)
  • enjoy nightly dinner on your own

Thursday, July 18, 2019
  • board Ave Maria Law shuttle bus at 7:15 a.m. ET (private car service also available)
  • breakfast buffet and coffee served from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. ET at Ave Maria Law School dining facility
  • class begins at 9 a.m. ET
    • Overview  Selected Topics in Federal Tax Evidence
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • coffee break at 10 a.m. ET
  • class reconvenes at 10:15 p.m. ET
    • Overview: Selected Topics in Federal Tax Evidence Discussion
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • lunch buffet served at 12 noon ET
  • class reconvenes at 1:15 p.m. ET
    • Overview: Selected Questions from Prior Years' Exam (Federal Tax Evidence Section)
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • coffee break at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • class reconvenes at 2;45 p.m. ET
    • Overview: Selected Questions from Prior Years' Exam (Federal Tax Evidence Section)
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • class ends at 4 p.m ET
  • board Ave Maria Law shuttle bus at 4:15 p.m. or 5:15 p.m. ET to return to Ritz Carlton Hotel (private car service also available)
  • enjoy nightly dinner on your own

Friday, July 19, 2019
  • board Ave Maria Law shuttle bus at 7:15 a.m. ET (private car service also available)
  • breakfast buffet and coffee served from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. ET at Ave Maria Law School dining facility
  • class begins at 9 a.m. ET
    • Mock Testing: Selected Prior Years'  Legal Ethics Exam Section
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • coffee break at 10 a.m. ET
  • class reconvenes at 10:15 a.m. ET
    • Mock Testing:  Selected Prior Years'  US Tax Court Rules of Practice & Procedures Exam Section
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • lunch buffet served at 12 noon ET
  • class reconvenes at 1:15 p.m. ET
    • Mock Testing: Selected Prior Years'   Evidence Exam Section
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • coffee break at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • class reconvenes at 2:45 p.m. ET
    • Mock Testing   Selected Prior Years' Substantive Tax Exam Section
      • Judge Dean and Teaching Faculty
  • class ends at 4 p.m. EDT
  • board shuttle bus back to Ritz Carlton at 4:15 p.m. ET
  • enjoy nightly dinner on your own

Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • relax and enjoy the day and your meals on your own

Sunday, July 21, 2019
  • relax and enjoy morning breakfast on your own
  • arrange private transport pickup to rail station or airport
  • satisfy any outstanding charges
  • check out at 11 a.m. ET. Please be prompt
  • secure your car from valet parking
  • enjoy a pleasant and safe trip to your return destination

Inquire michaeljerome.stuart@aya.yale.edu or 1.888.317.4489