Georgia M. Woodruff
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.
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.
Ms. Roat, a Philadelphia native, attended Michigan State University School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2008. Growing weary of Michigan winters, she relocated to Washington State. After arriving in Washington, Maureen began working as an attorney for the Housing Justice Project, a homelessness prevention program of the King County Bar Association (KCBA). In 2011, KCBA promoted Maureen to Senior Attorney for the Kent clinic where she supervised and supported volunteer attorneys, legal assistants and student interns. In addition, Ms. Roat serves as a member of the statewide Housing Task Force’s Steering Committee and as Chair of the Housing Task Force’s Manufactured/Mobile Home Sub-Committee. Maureen is currently participating in the Washington Equal Justice Community Leadership Development Academy.
As Associate Director, Maureen counsels students and alumni with a focus on career opportunities in the public sector including governmental positions. She also presents various programs, and identifies resources and connections to help our students and graduates secure employment. In her free time, Maureen enjoys getting outdoors, reading memoirs, seeking out new food experiences and watching Deadliest Catch marathons on Netflix.
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 A. Ohno
Ms. Ohno brings a wealth of institutional knowledge to the department as the previous Program Administrator for International Programs & The 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 assists with matters relating to Symplicity, On-Campus Interviews, job postings, reciprocity, and counseling appointments. She enjoys a dynamic lifestyle outside of work assisting her husband with his art gallery and being part of the vibrant Seattle art scene. She also travels, plays tennis, and makes sure to appreciate the simple pleasures of life.