Shannon McCormack

  • Garvey Schubert Barer Professor of Law
  • Professor of Law


Phone: (206) 616-9362

Shannon McCormack


B.A. 2000, University of Virginia J.D. Cum laude 2003, Harvard LL.M. (Taxation) 2006, Georgetown

Curriculum Vitae

Recent Courses

LAW A 530 Individual Income Tax
LAW T 507 Federal Tax Policy Seminar
LAW T 515 International Taxation I
LAW T 516 International Taxation II

Shannon Weeks McCormack joined the faculty of the University of Washington School of Law in 2012. Weeks McCormack received a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Mathematics from the University of Virginia in 2000 and received a Juris Doctor cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2003. She practiced as 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.

Before returning to Cambridge in 2006, 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. Weeks McCormack returned to Harvard Law School as a Climenko Fellow in the summer of 2006.

In 2008, she joined the faculty of the University of California, Davis School of Law as Acting Professor, where she taught taxation courses until joining the faculty at the University of Washington School of Law. Her legal and scholarship interests are generally in the area of federal taxation, and more specifically in the areas of tax abuse, tax shelters and international taxation.

  • Speaker, "America's (D)evolving Childcare Tax Laws", Shefelman Faculty Workshop, University of Washington School of Law (April 26, 2018)

  • Speaker, "Uncle Sam and the Child Care Squeeze: Over-Taxing the Working Family", Tax Policy Colloquium, Loyola Law School (November 9, 2015)

  • Speaker, "Uncle Sam and the Child Care Squeeze: (Over-)Taxing the Working Family", Annual Meeting, Law & Society Association (May 30, 2015)

  • Moderator, "Avoidance, Ethics, and International Perspectives", Duties to the Tax System, University of Washington School of Law Tax Program (October 4, 2013)

  • Speaker, "In Search of a Standard: Determining the Transactions to be Judged Under the Newly Codified Economic Substance Doctrine", Junior Tax Scholars Workshop, University of California, Irvine School of Law (June 1, 2011)

  • Speaker, "Too Close to Home: Limiting the Organizations Subsidized by the Charitable Deduction to Those in Economic Need", Northern California Tax Roundtable, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (December 1, 2010)