Career Planning Team

Johanna Hartwig, J.D./M.P.P.


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Johanna Hartwig leads the School of Law’s career services program through setting strategy for identifying and expanding employment opportunities for students and graduates; supervising the services and programming provided by the office; and promoting the high quality of USF law students and alumni to a range of potential employers.

Previously, Johanna practiced general commercial litigation in San Francisco, first at Morrison & Foerster LLP and then at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Johanna’s representation included commercial contract disputes, intellectual property matters, and regulatory investigations. Johanna punctuated her commercial litigation practice with a two-year clerkship for the Hon. Margaret M. McKeown of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, whose chambers are in San Diego. Johanna served simultaneously as an appellate clerk and as an ethics clerk, supporting Judge McKeown in her role as Chair of the Codes of Conduct Committee, which is the ethics committee for the entire federal judiciary.

Johanna holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan, where she graduated magna cum laude, earned Order of the Coif, was awarded the Rockwell T. Gust Advocacy Award, and served as contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review. While earning her law degree, Johanna also earned a Masters in Public Policy.  


Tammy Dawson, J.D.


Tammy DawsonTammy works with students and alumni to clarify their career goals, develop actionable plans for achieving them, and learn the skills needed to be successful in their job searches. She loves helping clients develop greater awareness of their interests, strengths, and values as well as explore the types of work that may be good matches for them so they are able to launch rewarding, fulfilling careers.

Prior to joining USF, Tammy was the director of professional development at Fenwick & West LLP where she designed and refined practice group and professional skills curriculum and oversaw its execution. In her private practice, Tammy coached individual lawyers and law students on making career transitions, achieving leadership positions, and pursuing long-term goals. Tammy has been actively involved in the Bay Area legal community, serving as the executive director of the Women in Law Empowerment Forum West, a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco No Glass Ceiling Task Force’s working group, and co-chair of the Queen’s Bench Employment/Work-Life Balance Committee. Before becoming a coach and career counselor, Tammy practiced immigration law in government, nonprofits, and as a solo practitioner, including working as the supervising immigration attorney at the Katherine & George Alexander Community Law Center, a clinical program of Santa Clara University School of Law.

Tammy holds a B.A. in U.S. history from Barnard College of Columbia University and a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law. She also has a certificate in Core Strengths Coaching from the Applied Positive Psychology program at San Francisco State and is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.