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Keeping Up With 2004 BASF Scholarship Recipient Xochitl Carrion


In 2004, Xochitl Carrion was awarded BASF’s Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship. The scholarship was instrumental in her ability to attend and graduate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she also received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award. This education, along with incredible mentors, helped Xochitl develop the focus and community network that have helped her become an outstanding attorney. After graduating in 2007, she joined the Oakland office of the boutique real estate firm, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP.

Xochitl works in several practice areas, including affordable housing, redevelopment, municipal law, and litigation. She has also developed an expertise in stimulus financing focused on the stabilization and revitalization of communities suffering from high foreclosure and home abandonment rates, commonly known as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. In particular, Xochitl represents local government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the implementation of these types of programs throughout California.

Xochitl is also actively involved with several organizations that support diversity in the local community and nationally. She is currently the President-Elect of the San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association, and next year will take over as President. As President she plans to focus on harnessing the energy of Latina/o attorneys to create partnerships with other bar associations and community organizations to address the need for marriage equality, recent attacks against immigrants, access to quality education, and other important issues affecting minority communities.

Xochitl also works closely with the Hispanic National Bar Association, the San Francisco Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, and East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association, where she promotes cross-collaborations and organizes networking events.

Local schools have also benefited greatly from her commitment to education and diversity. In recent months, she has spoken with youth at Bay Area high schools, served as an alumni panelist at the Legal Education Opportunity Program’s welcoming week for first-year law students, and was a guest speaker at a leadership conference organized by student organizations at UC Hastings.

BASF’s scholarship provided Xochitl the means to an excellent legal education, and she has given back in countless ways to our diverse legal community.

Find out more about BASF's Bay Area Minority Law Student Scholarship Program.

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