UNH Law School to Name Center After Warren Rudman

Published Jan 22, 2013.

The University of New Hampshire School of Law is planning to establish a center in remembrance of former Sen. Warren Rudman, who died in November.

The school says the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy will provide scholarship and training for "a new generation of leaders who cherish public service."

The hallmark will be the Rudman Fellows program, which will select two entering law students each year and develop their interest and skills in public policy. They will be granted tuition exemptions, summer scholarships, and one-year post-graduate fellowships in place such as the Concord Coalition and the New Hampshire Attorney General's office.

In exchange, the students will be required to work for at least three years in government or public interest positions.

The school said in a news release Tuesday that Rudman, along with many of his former Senate colleagues and other friends, laid the groundwork for the center before his death at 82.

The national co-chairs of a $10 million Rudman Center Campaign are: Former U.S. Sens. Judd GreggBob KerreyErnest HollingsSam NunnOlympia SnowePhil Gramm, and U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and John McCain.

Rudman co-authored a ground-breaking budget balancing law, championed ethics and led a commission that predicted the danger of homeland terrorist attacks before 9/11.

The feisty former New Hampshire attorney general went to the Senate in 1981 with a reputation as a tough prosecutor, and was called on by Senate leaders, and later by presidents of both parties, to tackle tough assignments.