Justice Marvin R. Baxter '66, Xochitl Carrion '07, and Professor Richard Marcus will be feted in September at the 2015 UC Hastings Honors Gala.
The UC Hastings Honors Gala will be held on Friday, September 25th, 2015, 5:00-10:00pm at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. The awards ceremony and dinner will kick-off UC Hastings’ Reunion Weekend, September 25-26 which attracts alumni from all over the world.
Justice Marvin R. Baxter '66 | Alumnus of the Year
After a 24-year career on the California Supreme Court and 32 consecutive years of public service, Justice Marvin R. Baxter retired on Jan. 4. Justice Baxter and his wife, Jane, have been among the College’s most distinguished friends, and UC Hastings was pleased recently to announce the establishment of the Justice Marvin and Jane Baxter Endowment for Moot Court. “Everything I’ve had the privilege to do in public service is because of UC Hastings,” said Justice Baxter, “one of the finest law school in America.”
Xochitl Carrion '07 | Rising Alumna of the Year
Xochitl Carrion is deeply committed to civic and community service. In addition to her work representing the People of the City and County of San Francisco as Assistant District Attorney in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, Carrion is the Northern California Vice President of the La Raza Lawyers Association, Co-President of Brava! for Women in the Arts, and Chair of Communications for the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Division.
Richard Marcus | Distinguished Faculty of the Year
Professor Richard Marcus’ influence extends far beyond UC Hastings, where he holds the Horace O. Coil ’57 Chair in Litigation and teaches civil procedure, complex litigation, and conflicts of law. As an associate reporter to the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the U.S. Judicial Conference, he was a primary drafter of amendments in 2000 to the discovery rule and helped draft further amendments to the 2006 e-discovery rule.
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In addition to recognizing our distinguished honorees, the Honors Gala offers a means to support the Justice Marvin and Jane Baxter Fund for Moot Court at University of California Hastings College of the Law. All funds raised through sponsorship, ticket sales, and donations, in excess of actual event costs, will be held as restricted but expendable for this purpose. If you wish to change your designation of net proceeds to the UC Hastings fund or another UC Hastings program, you may do so by contacting the Alumni Center.
Click here to learn more about how the Generosity of Justice Marvin and Jane Baxter Keys Success for Moot Court Success!
Thank you to the esteemed members of the 2015 UC Hastings Honors Gala Honorary & Steering Committees. Click here to view a list of committee members.