Susan Woo is a second-generation Korean-American. She is currently a contract attorney practicing in the areas of immigration law, family law and civil litigation.
Her proudest accomplishment to date has been her involvement on the Fred Korematsu Day ad hoc committee. Along with other committee volunteers, she helped draft legislation and find a legislative sponsor to designate a day in the state of California to recognize the importance of preserving our civil liberties and specifically, Asian Pacific American contributions towards those efforts. The first Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution will be celebrated on Jan. 30, 2011.
She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona in 2004, and her juris doctor degree from the University of San Diego School Law in 2008, where she served as president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and was a founding member of the Diversity Committee. As a law student, she interned at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, USD Immigration Clinic, Casa Cornelia Law Center, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and Center for Public Interest Law. After law school, she practiced at a mid-sized civil litigation firm defending premises liability claims.
She currently serves on the board of directors for Women of Color in Law Inc., helping coordinate twice-yearly luncheons geared at women in the legal field. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, cooking and eating, and Phoenix Suns basketball.