Career fair helps students look beyond the traditional

(March 16, 2010) Representatives from companies and agencies ranging from Microsoft, Liberty Mutual and Boeing to the Drug Enforcement Agency, Seattle Police Department and the IRS will be on hand to talk with students about careers they can pursue outside of traditional law practice at an innovative program March 25.

The Beyond the Traditional Career Fair will be from 5-7 p.m. in Campion Hall. It is organized by the School of Law's Center for Professional Development. The law school is committed to helping students pursue and prepare for a variety of careers that make use of the training received in law school. Careers ranging from business management to investigation are available to students, and this fair will introduce them to an array of opportunities.

Participants include:

Leona Bratz, Housing Justice Project attorney and coordinator, Snohomish County Legal Services; Angela Brown, compliance department, BECU; Ruth Carter, supervisory diversion investigator, Drug Enforcement Agency; Michele Collier, human resources director, Davis Wright Tremaine; Steven Crandall, media production executive, ProMotion Arts; Jean Divine, special agent, Internal Revenue Service; Chach Duarte White, diversity director, Washington State Bar Association; Scott Edwards, director, Innovative Government Program, Microsoft;  Shawn Farrell, athletics compliance, Seattle University, Jane Faulkner, JD career coach; William Garcia, manager of outside counsel and legal expenses , Liberty Mutual; Zach Gose, academic account manager, Westlaw;  Casi Heintzman, grant procurement and compliance, University of Washington; Mary Ellen Hudgins, school administration-advancement, Seattle Academy;

Kelsie Sanchez Islas, financial records examiner and analyst, Forfeiture Support Associates at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security; Laura Jones, CourtWatch program manager, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center; Lynda Jones, recruiter, LegalEase; Kim Kraushar, intelligence unit supervisor, Drug Enforcement Agency; Ron Leavell, lieutenant, Seattle Police Department; Elizabeth Moceri, government/regulator relations, Allstate; Elida Moran, corporate counsel-sales and operations, T-Mobile; Anne Nanna, director of claims, Safeco Insurance; Farid Piroozmandi, IP management, Boeing; Joe Polito, real estate development manager, Touchstone;  Brian Rowe, information management teaching and publishing, Freedom for IP;

Mel Sorensen, legislative advocate, Carney Badley; Karen Summerville, career counselor, Legal Career Management; Eva Turella, senior human resources manager, Microsoft; Jodie Underwood, special agent recruiter and public information officer, Drug Enforcement Agency; Greg Walther, branch director and recruiter, Robert Half Legal; Bert Wilkins, regulatory counsel, WIRB; Allison Williams, senior staffing consultant, Microsoft.

For more information, contact Laura Murphy, associate director at the CPD, at 206- 398-4102 or