2014 Rudge Prize

Avi Kelin, JD ‘14, won the 2014 Howard J. Rudge “Creative Solutions” Competition for his paper about why and how the United States should prepare for autonomous cars. 

Mr. Rudge, a 1964 GW Law alumnus and retired DuPont Corp. executive, created and endowed the competition to reward students for offering creative solutions to a serious societal problem in which conventional solutions are failing.

Honorable mentions in the competition were awarded to Benjamin Flick, JD ’14, Colleen Gartner, JD ’14, and Christopher Bell, JD ’14. Mr. Flick proposed a program for universities to help increase enrollment and graduation rates of students from low-income backgrounds. Ms. Gartner and Mr. Bell jointly tackled the problem of engaging young people and increasing American voter turnout.