Shannon Weeks McCormack

University of Washington School of Law

Shannon Weeks McCormack joined the faculty of the UW Law in 2012. Professor Weeks McCormack was selected as the first Jack MacDonald Distinguished Scholar in 2015-2016.   She has served as the Garvey Schubert and Barer Professor of Law since 2016.

Before joining the faculty, she practiced as a tax associate a tax associate at Davis Polk and Wardwell's New York office from 2003 to 2004, where she focused primarily in the area of financial products, analyzing the tax consequences of complicated hybrid instruments. She then clerked for the Honorable Joseph H. Gale at the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C. until 2005. Weeks McCormack received her LL.M. in taxation at Georgetown University Law Center, graduating with Distinction. At Georgetown, she was selected as one of five Graduate Tax Scholars to receive a full tuition scholarship. Professor Weeks McCormack was selected by the students as Teacher of the Year for Graduate Programs in 2015-2016.  Her scholarship has been published in the Illinois Law Review, Florida Law Review, Arizona Law Review, Florida Tax Review, Michigan Law Review, and the Georgetown Law Journal.  Professor Weeks McCormack's legal and scholarship interests are generally in the area of federal taxation, and her current scholarship focuses on the taxation of the modern working family and mothers.