Mindy Baxter


Mindy Baxter BS ’78 and her husband, Bob, live a quiet life on the Central Oregon Coast, where they hang out with their small dog, Molly. After graduating from L&C, Baxter worked in a group home for delinquent boys before going to back to school. In 1984, she graduated from Willamette University College of Law. She then moved from Portland to Newport, Oregon, where she focused on family and juvenile law as a Legal aid attorney, a solo private practitioner, and an associate at a small law firm. Baxter became a mediator in 2000. Over time, she realized that the “juvenile justice system is almost broken because of its emphasis on punishment,” so for the past 25 years, she has used her knowledge of the law and her mediation skills as a restorative justice practitioner. Baxter likes to swim, boogie board, play bass guitar, and attend almost annual reunions with her three besties from L&C and fellow trekkers from the 1976 Iran overseas study program.