Meet the Team

Erin Fullner

Erin Fullner

Assistant Dean, Professional Development


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Dr. Fullner is a native of the Pacific Northwest. She received her undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Washington and her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. While at Oregon Law, she was active in mock trial and Student Bar Association leadership, in addition to serving on the Dean's Student Advisory Committee and earning the Orlando John and Marian H. Hollis Scholarship. She attained her Doctor of Education, focusing on adult, post-secondary, and higher education, from Seattle University and is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit universities. In addition to criminal and civil private practice experience, Erin has worked in the public sector as a judicial clerk and public defender. She has been a member of the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court since 2008 and is a pro bono attorney with the Seattle Clemency Project. Through Seattle University School of Law, Erin has participated in both the Racial Justice Leadership Institute and Advanced Racial Justice Leadership Institute development programs.

Erin oversees employer relations as well as the law school's judicial clerkship program and provides specialized advising in the areas of solo and small firm practice. She also works specifically with students in the Flex JD program. Erin enjoys serving on the editorial board for Seattle University School of Law’s Lawyer Magazine, connecting with alumni, and engaging with students and colleagues as a Racial Justice Book Group facilitator.

Outside of Seattle U, Erin is part of several community volunteer organizations and loves visual art (creating it and appreciating it), home improvement, writing essays and short stories, and playing the piano well but guitar and ukulele poorly. Erin's favorite day of the week is movie and takeout night with her partner and children (one human, one feline).

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Matthew Etter

Matt Etter

Director, Professional Development & Alumni Relations


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A proud Washingtonian and Seattle University School of Law alumnus (class of 2012), Matt left his hometown of Spokane to attend the University of Washington for his undergraduate studies. Following graduation, a year of serving communities of need throughout the country as a member of the Americorps National Civilian Community Corps inspired Matt to pursue a law degree. After receiving his JD, Matt served as an Assistant Attorney General for Washington State, first representing the Department of Social and Health Services and later advising the University of Washington. He then transitioned into the legal recruiting field which ultimately led him back to the law school and the Center for Professional Development. Community engagement is important to Matt, and he spent five years, including one as President, serving on the board of QLaw, Washington State’s LGBTQ+ Bar Association.

Matt is grateful for the opportunity to work closely with students, faculty, and alumni, and he is inspired by the pursuit of justice undertaken by so many of them. He believes that strong mentorship and networking make up the foundation of a successful legal career, and he prides himself on providing a welcoming space to meet students where they are. Matt’s areas of emphasis include JD advantage/alternative careers and diversity programming, along with alumni relations.

When not in the office, you might find Matt in a group fitness class, hiking one of Washington’s breathtaking trails, reading, listening to one of his favorite podcasts, or spending quality time with his partner and their two cats.

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Jana E. Matthews

Jana E. Matthews

Associate Director, Professional Development


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Ms. Matthews is a graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law and is admitted to the Indiana State Bar. Throughout her legal career she has honed her skills in the public sector, non-profit world, and in private practice. Jana began her law career as a Staff Attorney with the Indiana Supreme Court and Program Coordinator of the Indiana Conference for Legal Education (Indiana CLEO) program. In this role, she assisted students through their law school journey, from admission to graduation, and helped them secure post-graduate employment.

After her time with the Supreme Court, Jana transitioned into leadership, compliance management, and resource and program development in the non-profit sector with programs focused on empowering and educating inner city youth in the areas of academic success and community service. Her time with the Stacey Toran Foundation and D.R.E.AM. Alive helped diversify her legal experience from a traditional setting to a non-traditional environment.

Upon leaving the non-profit sector, Jana hung up her shingle as a solo practitioner, practicing in many areas, including criminal defense, family law, probate, nonprofit creation, governance and compliance, and business development. Outside of her practice, she served as facilitator/instructor with Indiana Wesleyan University and maintained a consulting business.

Most recently, Jana worked in Indiana University McKinney School of Law’s career office where she managed the Pro Bono Program and assisted with career coaching and programming. Here at Seattle U Law, Jana is the primary career advisor for students and alumni pursuing public interest and government positions. She is an encourager by nature and brings her knowledge, wisdom, and experience to alumni and students to help them maximize their potential and opportunities.

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Josie Mitchell

Associate Director, Professional Development


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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 a Supervisory Skills Certificate from 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. Josie has been a member of NALP (The Association for Legal Career Professionals) since 1999, and has been elected to several leadership 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 an active 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, Josie 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.

About Us

The Center for Professional Development (CPD) serves the students and alumni of Seattle University School of Law with the expertise and insights to build a meaningful career in the law and related fields.

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Center for Professional Development
Sullivan Hall 200
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090