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Rudnick Receives George R. Burman Award from Whitman School
Jack Rudnick, visiting professor of practice and director of the New York State Science and Technology Law Center (NYSSTLC) at the College of Law, received the third annual George R. Burman Award from the Whitman School of Management. The award honors “an outstanding individual on campus who supports Whitman’s entrepreneurial initiatives.”
For the past four years, Rudnick has led the NYSSTLC and the College of Law’s Technology Commercialization Law Program (TCLP), interdisciplinary initiatives that help entrepreneurs with real technologies navigate the legal and regulatory challenges of commercializing new technologies. The TCLP is an academic program that educates students on the technical, legal and business aspects involved in this process. The program has been recognized for its expertise in this area by being awarded the NYSSTLC designation from Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). This designation includes funding to facilitate economic development by leveraging the experience and expertise of law faculty and students to educate and assist businesses and institutions in delivering new and emerging technology to the marketplace.
“Jack has been instrumental in strengthening the partnership between the College of Law and the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises program at the Whitman School of Management,” says Alexander McKelvie, associate professor of entrepreneurship and department chair of entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises. “I believe that collaborating on programming that helps support local entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship education has helped raise the bar for everyone involved. This award in part recognizes Jack and his team’s attitude and efforts to together achieving our goals.”
George R. Burman was dean of the Whitman School of Management and founder of its entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises program.