Tax LL.M. Faculty and Staff

The Graduate Program in Taxation faculty consists of full-time faculty at the University of Washington School of Law, as well as prominent practitioners throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Dwight  Drake

Dwight Drake

Associate Professor of Law

Professor Drake joined the UW law school faculty in 2004 following a long career as a business and estate planning attorney and corporate executive. For over two decades, he built and managed a successful legal practice that exclusively serviced the planning needs of business owners, executives and professionals. During this period, Professor Drake served in numerous advisory capacities and became a popular speaker at planning conferences throughout the country. Later in his career, he became the majority owner and CEO of a successful, fast-growing private business that he built and ultimately sold to a public company. ... more

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Michael  Hatfield

Michael Hatfield

Visiting Professor

Michael Hatfield (J.D., New York University) is a Professor of Law at Texas Tech University. Before joining the faculty in 2005, Michael was a shareholder in Schoenbaum, Curphy & Scanlan, P.C., in San Antonio, Texas where his practice was devoted to taxation and estate planning. Before moving to San Antonio, he was an associate in two New York City law firms: Debevoise & Plimpton and Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett. At Debevoise & Plimpton he was an associate in the tax department primarily concerned with the taxation of international private equity funds, and at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett he was an associate in the estate planning department. ... more

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Roland  Hjorth

Roland Hjorth

Garvey Schubert Barer Professor of Law
Professor of Law, Dean Emeritus

Professor Hjorth joined the UW law school faculty in 1964, becoming a full professor in 1969. Since 1964, he has been a visiting professor at New York University, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Michigan, and the University of Florida. ... more

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Shannon  McCormack

Shannon McCormack

Associate Professor of Law

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. ... more

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Scott  Schumacher

Scott Schumacher

Director, Graduate Program in Taxation
Faculty Director, Federal Tax Clinic
Associate Professor of Law

Professor Schumacher is the Director of the Graduate Program in Taxation. He is also the Director of the Law School's Federal Tax Clinic. He teaches courses in taxation and White Collar Crime. Prior to joining the UW law school faculty full-time 2001, he was an attorney with Chicoine & Hallett, P.S., in Seattle, where his practice focused on civil and criminal tax controversy and litigation. He also served as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division and an attorney-advisor to the Hon. Arthur L. Nims, III, Chief Judge of the U.S. Tax Court. He is admitted to the bars in Washington state, the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous federal courts. Professor Schumacher is a member of the Audit Committee of the Law school Admissions Council (LSAC). ... more

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Last updated 10/9/2013