Moot Court Honor Board is pleased to announce Alexander M. Wu (’08) as recipient of the 2013 Alumnus of the Year Award.
Wu goes above and beyond to support UW’s moot court programs and student competitors. Moot Court Honor Board is proud to recognize his outstanding service to the UW community.
Wu entered UW School of law in 2005 and immediately set himself apart as a phenomenal moot court competitor. He was elected President of Moot Court Honor Board for the 2007-08 school year and competed on the Vis International Commercial Arbitration team.
Wu is an active UW alumnus, volunteering his time as a coach, in-house competition judge, and mentor to Moot Court Honor Board members. “Alex is unbelievably generous with his time and energy, offering insights and providing support when we need it,” said Moot Court Honor Board President Spencer Hutchins. “It’s hard to imagine UW Moot Court without Alex Wu.”
Since graduating, Wu has been an active Vis team coach, serving as head coach for several years. Despite the demands of his busy legal practice, Alex devotes several hours per week to practice with the Vis team and travels with them every year to their international competitions. Wu goes so far as to pay his own way to attend the tournaments in order that his competitors benefit as much as possible from their competition funding. Vis team members Andy Murphy and Brie Coyle describe Wu as providing “invaluable guidance and support.”
Wu practices commercial litigation as an associate with Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson, sponsor of UW’s 1L Appellate Advocacy Competition each spring.
Moot Court Honor Board thanks Alex Wu for his enduring commitment to UW’s moot court programs, for his generous support of student competitors, and for his relentless efforts to advance the legal education of future advocates.