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Center for Professional Development
Sullivan Hall 200
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4100
lawcareers@seattleu.edu

CPD Staff

Georgia M. WoodruffGeorgia M. Woodruff

Director

(206) 398-4226
woodrufg@seattleu.edu 

Ms. Woodruff began her legal career as a civil litigator at Green Broillet & Wheeler and then Panish Shea & Boyle.  As a litigator she specialized in complex product liability cases, primarily automobile and tire defect matters.  After practicing for several years, Georgia moved to law school administration and served as Director of Career Services at Pepperdine University School of Law, where she managed the judicial externship and clerkship programs and also focused her efforts on entertainment law, alternative business careers, and small law firm opportunities for students and alumni.  In addition, she designed and carried out numerous career-related workshops and events.  She also served as a coach of the Pepperdine Law School Trial Team.  Missing her native Northwest, Georgia left sunny Los Angeles and returned to Washington to become Assistant Director for Student Life at SU School of Law.

Georgia earned her B.A. in English Literature from Colgate University and her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law.  During law school, in addition to her participation in various student organizations and Moot Court Board, Georgia, as part of a four-person team from Pepperdine, won NITA's (National Institute for Trial Advocacy) Tournament of Champions, a national trial competition where top trial team programs compete for the national title.  She also received the Order of the Barristers Award for her oral advocacy achievements and the American Board of Trial Advocates Award.

As Director of the Center for Professional Development, Georgia is dedicated above all to students and alumni, their careers, and their relationships with the legal community in both Seattle and beyond.  In her free time, Georgia enjoys swimming, shopping for school supplies, and a cappella music.


Erin FullnerErin Fullner

Associate Director

(206) 398-4103
fullnere@seattleu.edu

Ms. Fullner was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law where she was active in mock trial and the Student Bar Association.  She is currently earning her Doctor of Education in Adult, Post-Secondary, and Higher Education from Seattle University.  In addition to criminal and civil private practice experience, she has worked in the public sector as a judicial clerk and public defender.  Erin's practice experience includes felony trial work, civil mental health commitment defense, and employment class action plaintiff's work.  She has been a member of the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court since 2008 and a volunteer with the YMCA Youth & Government Mock Trial Program since 2001.  Through Seattle University School of Law, Erin has participated in both the Racial Justice Leadership Institute and Advanced Racial Justice Leadership Institute development programs.

As Associate Director, she oversees the judicial clerkship program and provides specialized advising in the areas of JAG and small firm practice.  Erin is available for lunch hour and evening appointments for students in the part-time and joint degree programs.  In her free time, she is a part of several community volunteer organizations and enjoys painting, home improvement, writing essays and short stories, and playing piano well and guitar poorly.       


Josie MitchellJosie Mitchell

Associate Director

(206) 398-4034
mitchejo@seattleu.edu

Ms. Mitchell grew up in Eastern Washington, moving to the Seattle area after completing her undergraduate degree and spending a few years in sunny California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Washington State University, a Graduate Certificate in Managerial Leadership from City University of Seattle, and recently completed a Supervisory Skills Certificate at the University of Washington.

Josie works closely with students and alumni on job search and interview strategies, specifically those with an interest in business, corporate, IP, and in-house counsel positions. She coaches students pursuing diversity fellowship opportunities, and works with law firm and corporate legal employers interested in recruiting students and graduates. She has been a member of NALP (The Association for Legal Career Professionals) since 1999, and has been elected to several positions, including: Chair of the Law Student Professional Development Section; Vice Chair of the Professionalism Standards and Curricula Work Group, and West Rocky Mountain Nominating Committee Member. She is also a member of SALRA (Seattle Area Legal Recruiting Administrators), and is the liaison for the annual Loyola Patent Law Interview Program.

Previously she worked for another law school, where she managed the Fall Recruiting/On-Campus Interview Program, Mock Interview Programs, Diversity Fellowship Programs, and provided Symplicity support to students and employers.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors on sunny days, shopping for the perfect gift, and reading about the history of the British Isles.


Matthew EtterMatthew Etter

Associate Director

(206) 398-4102
etterm@seattleu.edu

Mr. Etter is a 2012 graduate of Seattle University School of Law. Born and raised in Spokane, Mr. Etter first moved to Seattle to earn a B.A. in English from the University of Washington. Following a year serving the east coast and gulf region in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, he returned to the Pacific Northwest to pursue a law degree at Seattle University. During law school, Mr. Etter interned for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General, served as a judicial extern for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and represented clients in administrative hearings with the Unemployment Law Project.

Following graduation, Mr. Etter served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Vancouver Regional Services Division, representing the Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Early Learning in litigation and administrative hearings. He later moved into the UW Division where he advised the University of Washington on a wide range of higher education-related issues. After his time as an AAG, Mr. Etter worked for a large legal recruiting firm where he matched candidates with legal employers. He currently serves as a board member of QLaw, the LGBT Bar Association of Washington, and he co-chairs the board’s law student outreach committee.

As Associate Director, Mr. Etter counsels students and alumni interested in public interest and government positions. He works to provide guidance on job search and interview strategies, reviews application materials, and shares information about fellowships and public interest opportunities.

In his free time Mr. Etter is an avid runner, loves to read, and tries to attend as many concerts as possible.


Colleen ButlerColleen Butler

Interim Associate Director

(206) 398-4102
butlerc@seattleu.edu

Ms. Butler, a Maryland native, received a B.A. in Anthropology from Smith College, and her J.D. from Hastings College of the Law. She began her legal career at Shartsis Friese LLP, a mid-size firm in San Francisco, where her corporate transactional practice focused on mergers & acquisitions with an emphasis on trademark and copyright counseling. She left the corporate world to work for a small criminal defense firm, where she represented clients in complex federal cases at every stage of the litigation process. Most recently, she founded and managed Washington Daily Decision Service (the Dailies), a web-based company that emails a comprehensive Daily Bulletin of all published United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit, Washington State Supreme and Appellate Court opinions to attorney inboxes at 5 a.m. every morning.

As Associate Director, Ms. Butler counsels students and alumni with a focus on solo and small firms, intellectual property practice, and business law / business start-ups. In her free time, she enjoys live music, urban organic farming, hiking, kayaking, and doing pretty much anything outside with her family.


Junsen OhnoJunsen A. Ohno

Office Manager

(206) 398-4105
ohnoj@seattleu.edu

Ms. Ohno brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to the department as the previous Program Administrator for International Programs &  Korematsu Center for Law and Equality for several years and as assistant to the law school dean.  Prior to joining the School of Law, she worked for Seattle University in Marketing and Communications and for Japan Airlines in Guam and in Los Angeles.  Junsen participated in the law school's Racial Justice Leadership Institute and Advanced Racial Justice Leadership Institute development programs.

As Office Manager, Junsen manages Symplicity, On-Campus Interviews, Mock Interviews, job postings, reciprocity, and counseling appointments. Outside the office, she is immersed in a dynamic lifestyle assisting her husband in their art gallery and being part of the vibrant Seattle art scene.  She also travels, enjoys bellydance and salsa lessons, and makes sure to appreciate the simple pleasures of life.