Laura E. Woodson

Associate Director of Career Development and Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., University of the South
J.D., University of Georgia


Bankruptcy Law

Biographical Information: 

Laura E. Woodson joined Georgia Law in 2014 as an associate director of career development. Her job duties include providing general career counseling and guidance to Georgia Law students and alumni; engaging in employer outreach and the promotion of the school and its graduates in markets in the Southeast and beyond; assisting with on-campus and off-campus interview programs; assisting with outreach to judges participating in part-time externship programs and the Atlanta semester in practice; and promoting, advising and preparing students to apply for post-graduate judicial clerkships. She also teaches Bankruptcy Law as an adjunct professor.

Woodson comes to UGA with 24 years of experience as a practicing attorney in Atlanta, including 18 months as a legal recruiter for Baird Legal Placement. She has focused primarily on corporate bankruptcy and financial reorganization, representing business debtors, trustees, official bankruptcy committees and creditors over the course of her career. She has worked in both the government and private sectors, including several years with the United States Trustee Program (within the Department of Justice) as well as at large and small firms in the Atlanta area, including Smith, Gambrell & Russell and most recently Scroggins & Williamson.

Woodson earned her bachelor’s degree cum laude from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee in 1987 and her law degree cum laude from Georgia Law in 1990, where she was a Notes Editor for the Georgia Law Review.