Contact: Elizabeth Coplan
University of Washington School of Law
206.369.9412
ecoplan@uw.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 6, 2012

Luna ’97 Presented MCHB 2012 Alumnus of the Year Award

SEATTLE -- Felix Gavi Luna ’97 was unanimously selected as the recipient of Moot Court Honor Board’s 2012 Alumni of the Year Award. Luna is known throughout the legal community as a superior trial advocate and has balanced his dedication to clients with a commitment to UW School of Law.

He serves as coach for UW’s National Mock Trial Competition team and Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition team. Luna’s engagement with the students as instructor and mentor has an enormous impact on their education. The generosity of alumni like Luna has expanded the knowledge and experience of students in ways that would not be possible otherwise. Moot Court Honor Board is grateful for Luna’s unflagging dedication to the growth and development of future generations of skilled advocates.

In addition to Luna’s selfless support of the law school’s mock trial and Trial Advocacy Programs, he serves as a volunteer for the UW Law Firm Annual Challenge, and has given countless hours of pro bono representation to the Innocence Project NW clinic at the UW School of Law. Luna’s advocacy for the clinic resulted in the exoneration of Ted Bradford, who spent nearly ten years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

Luna graduated from UW Law School with highest honors in 1997. He was awarded membership in the Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers and served on Moot Court Honor Board. He is an active member of the UW Moot Court Alumni Advisory Board

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