Baxter Fellowship in Litigation

Honorable Judge Lee D. Baxter


Each year one or two outstanding students in Litigation are selected to be the Judge Lee D. Baxter Graduate Fellows in Litigation in a post-graduate fellowship position. The Baxter Fellows serve as valuable members of the GGU Litigation Center, working with the Director of the Litigation Center and other litigation professors to ensure the students at GGU receive the best litigation education they can. The Baxter Fellows assist in teaching the trial advocacy, advanced trial advocacy and mock trial courses, coaching the mock trial competition teams, and are available to students for one-on-one help as they go through litigation courses at GGU. The fellowship was made possible by a generous gift to the law school by retired San Francisco Superior Court Judge Lee D. Baxter. Judge Lee Baxter is an alumna of GGU and served as a Court Commissioner, then as a Municipal Court Judge, and finally as a Judge of the Superior Court of San Francisco. Now retired, Judge Baxter is a member of the Board of Trustees of Golden Gate University.


Applications are available each spring semester and are typically due mid-April. For more information email and join our Litigation Center TWEN page.

Welcome the 2023 Student Baxter Fellow in Litigation

Christina Robinson

Christina approaches life with confidence, enthusiasm, and passion. From childhood through college, Christina acted in school and community theater plays while competing on the debate team. Christina graduated from Florida State University with a double bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a concentration in Military History and a minor in Art History. Christina’s love of performance and her passion for arts and entertainment led her to move to Los Angeles to begin her professional acting career. After she was cast in a couple of roles, Christina quickly learned that she was better suited to the more action-packed role of film producer. As a film producer, Christina and a partner founded their production company and produced music videos, tv pilots, and independent films. Outside of her film career, Christina is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully sold a company.

As a bootstrapped film producer and entrepreneur, Christina did most of her own legal work. This is how Christina discovered that she had a knack for the law decided to explore that interest by enrolling in GGU. While at GGU, she was awarded Best Cross Examination and Best Closing Argument in the 2021 Cross & Close Competition and was given the opportunity to flex her performance muscles when accepted into the 2021 STEP program, which she left a better speaker than ever thanks to the trainings of the STEP faculty and the teaching assistants. Most recently she was selected as a Student Director for the TYLA National Trial Competition and an Advanced Mock Trial Teaching Assistant. Christina has mentored students in the 2022 STEP Program as an Evidence and Trial Evidence & Advocacy (TEA) Teaching Assistant. She has also competed on the National Trial Team where she helped her teammates place in numerous competitions. 

Beyond her studies, Christina interns for Austin Law Group in San Francisco, is a Law Review Staff Writer, and is President of the Business Law Association where she successfully petitioned to absorb the Entertainment & Sports Law SORG into the BLA. When not working, Christina can be found watching movies, enjoying all things food and wine, and playing with her weird little dog, Frankie. 

"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
Sir Isaac Newton

Past Baxter Fellows

1995-Kleigh Hathaway

1996-Brian Soriano

1997-Sal Gallardo

2001-Kristine Ward

2002-Lizel Cerezo

2003-Julie Beil

2004-Aicha Mievis

2005-Brian Williamson

2006-Bryna Holland
Kimberly Cazinha

2007-Paula Rasmussen

2008-Emily Fowler
Catherine Wollard

2009-Caroline McCormick

2010-Samuel Luzadas
Erik Knuppel

2011-Brandon Schantz
Christopher T. Erickson

2012-Julia Levitskaia
Dan Dressman

2013-Blair Pickus
Katya Salganick

2014-Jaclyn Merkis
Brent Kling

2015-Erik Faussner
Lori Mullins

2016-Salayha Ghoury

2017-Dustin Cameron
Erica Chu

2018-Zach Porter
Ashley Lotti


2020-Clodagh Mauchline

2021-Clodagh Mauchline

2022-Clodagh Mauchline
Christina Stout (TEMPORARY)


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Points of Contact


Director of the Litigation Program


Litigation Center Student Baxter Fellow