Roxana Araujo, a recent alum of Golden Gate University, joins the GGU Litigation Center this August as the newest Baxter Fellow in Litigation. While a student at GGU, Roxana worked as a student clinician for the Environmental Law and Justice Clinic on campus. There, she conducted extensive research and composed memoranda regarding water pollution, toxic air emissions, and other environmental concerns for local Bay Area minority communities. After spending a semester there, Roxana continued to support the clinic by acting as the teaching assistant for the clinic over the next year, where she conducted orientations and trainings for student clinicians and stayed active on cases within the clinic.
When she wasn’t working in the clinic, Roxana was also a strong and active member of the GGU National Mock Trial Team. She competed in three competitions during her time at GGU, and earned 1st place at the annual 2017 Battle of the Bay hosted by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Roxana also had the opportunity to clerk for a Civil Solo Practitioner and at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. While at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, she worked for the Domestic Violence Unit drafting research and legal memoranda and served as the second chair for multiple felony trials. Roxana was also an active member of multiple student organizations at GGU, including La Raza, the Black Law Students Association, Pride Law, and the Society of Litigators. She was often seen on campus running events such as bake sales, outlining workshops, and review sessions.
As a graduate of the 2017 1st STEP class, Roxana is looking forward to being a part of the Litigation Center team and providing opportunities to law students to teach them trial skills, confidence in the courtroom, and public speaking abilities. Roxana will be using her experiences to help organize the National Trial Team and the upcoming In Vino Veritas competition, as well as assisting with the Center’s Seminar Series, 1st STEP, and the Litigation Lunchtime Lecture Series.