John Weaver

John Weaver

Professor Emeritus

 Sullivan Hall 430


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  • Basic and Advanced Real Estate
  • Legal Drafting
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Real Property Remedies


  • A.B., Dartmouth College, 1966
  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1969


Professor Weaver practiced law in Indianapolis with the firm that is now Barnes and Thornburgh. He is a founding member of the faculty of the School of Law and has twice served as associate dean for academic affairs. He was a visitor at Western New England School of Law 1979-80. He writes in the area of future interests and easements and has prepared material for the Washington Bar Association Deskbooks in Property and Commercial Transactions. He is the co-author, with William Stoebuck, of the Real Property Volumes of West Publishing Company's Washington Practice Service.;

In February 2023, the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association awarded Professor Weaver with the Service to the Legal Profession Award, which is given annually to "the member who provides outstanding service to furthering the goals of the legal profession and promoting the ideals of professionalism."



  • Washington Practice Manual Real Property (2nd ed., 2004-2005 update) (co-authored with Stoebuck).

Book Chapters

  • Present & Future Estates in Land, in Washington Real Property Deskbook. (2d ed. 1986); Chapter 8 (3d ed. 1997 & 2000 supplement).
  • Concurrent estates, in Washington Real Property Deskbook (2d ed. 1986); Chapter 9 (3d ed. 1997 & 2000 supplement).
  • Plain Language Laws and Plain Language Drafting, in Washington Commercial Law Deskbook. (Washington State Bar Association 1995 Revision) (with Virginia Weaver).
  • 'Plain Language' Drafting, in Washington Commercial Law Deskbook. (1982).

Book Contributions

  • Technologies for Teaching Law (1999).