B.A. Business Administration, University of Washington, 1991
JD, magna cum laude, Seattle University School of Law, 1998
LL.M. Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2000
Danshera Cords is a Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School. She primarily teaches and writes in the areas of Federal tax, tax policy, and business law. Her writing focuses on tax procedure, tax law and social justice, and disaster relief. Among the courses that Professor Cords has also are income taxation, corporate taxation, partnership taxation, estate and gift tax, tax policy and social justice, civil procedure, business organizations, and Chinese law.
Professor Cords has been teaching since 2002. Before joining the Albany Law School faculty in 2010, she was a Professor of Law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. At Capital, she also served as the Academic Director of the Graduate Tax and Business program from 2005-2008.
Professor Cords' regularly speaks on issues of tax and business law at law schools and conferences around the U.S. and in China. Beginning in the fall of 2013 she received an appointment as Distinguished Foreign Professor at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics in China, a program sponsored by Shanghai Education Committee. She was an invited visiting scholar at the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing in 2016. She has also served as a visiting professor at Seattle University School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
From 2000-2002, Professor Cords was an attorney-advisor to the Hon. Maurice B. Foley of the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C.