John Weaver

Professor Emeritus
Curriculum Vitae


Sullivan Hall 430
(206) 398-4308


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


Basic and Advanced Real Estate
Legal Drafting
Professional Responsibility
Real Property


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.



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).


Why Isn't This Man Smiling? (Introduction to Casebook Review), 22 Seattle U. L. Rev. 867 (1999).

The Sleeves from our Vest: Naming a Perpetuities Non-event, 59 Mo. L. Rev. 157 (1994) (with Mark Reutlinger).

Fear and Loathing in Perpetuities, 48 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1393 (1991).

Easements are Nuisances, 25 Real Prop. Prob. & Tr. J. 103 (1990).

Equitable Conversion in Washington: The Doctrine That Dares Not Speak Its Name, 1 U. Puget Sound L. Rev. 121 (1977) (with George R. Nock & John A. Strait).