CPD Staff

Erin Fullner

Erin Fullner (she/her/hers)

Assistant Dean

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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 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 part-time and joint degree programs and provides career advising for LL.M. students and alumni. 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 poorly. Erin's favorite day of the week is movie and takeout night with her partner and kids (one human, one feline).

Josie Mitchell

Josie Mitchell (she/her/hers)

Associate Director

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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 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 large law firms, business, corporate, IP, and in-house counsel positions. She coaches students pursuing diversity fellowship opportunities and works with law firms 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 has been a member of the NALP Communications Advisory Group for several years and currently serves as chair. Josie is a member of SALRA (Seattle Area Legal Recruiting Administrators) and is an active board member of the LEAD-Washington Diversity Fellowship Program (LEAD-WA). She also serves as the Seattle U School of Law liaison for the annual Loyola Patent Law Interview Program and the Gregoire Fellows Program.

Previously she worked for another Washington 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.

Jana E. Matthews

Jana E. Matthews (she/her/hers)

Associate Director

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Jana E. Matthews is a graduate of Indiana University McKinney School of Law and admitted to the Indiana State Bar. Throughout her legal career, she has honed her skills in the public sector, the non-profit world, and in private practice. Ms. Matthews’ law career began with her time 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 law students through their law school journey from admission to graduation, and helped them secure post-graduate employment.

After her time with the Supreme Court, she transitioned into leadership, compliance management, 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, she hung up her shingle as a solo practitioner and focused her practice on many areas including criminal defense, family law, probate, nonprofit creation, governance and compliance, and business development. Outside of her practice Ms. Matthews served as facilitator/instructor with Indiana Wesleyan University and maintained a consulting business.

Most recently, she worked in Indiana University McKinney School of Law’s career office where she managed the Pro Bono Program, and assisted with programming and career coaching.

She is an encourager by nature and looks forward to the opportunity to bring her knowledge, wisdom and experience to SU Law alumni and students to maximize their potential and opportunities.

Junsen Ohno

Junsen A. Ohno (she/her/hers)

Office Manager

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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, coordinates programs such as the On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) and Mock Interview programs, arranges student reciprocity with other ABA-accredited law schools, plans events, and schedules counseling appointments.

In her free time, she is immersed in a dynamic lifestyle as part of the vibrant Seattle art scene.  She also enjoys traveling, baking, and perfecting her sourdough breadmaking, gardening, and appreciating the simple pleasures of life. A bit of trivia about Junsen - she is the mother and grandmother of identical twin boys!