ASCL Prizes

Colin B. Picker Graduate Prize

Awarded in recognition of the best paper submitted by a graduate student to the annual YCC Global Conference. Named in honor of the founding chair of the YCC.

Prize Winners:

  • 2019:
    • Recipient: Achalie M. Kumarage, American University, “Oversimplifying Legal Realities: Gender Indicators and Aspiring Law Reforms Based on Skewed Outcomes’”
    • Honorable Mention: Rafi Reznik, Georgetown University, “Purposive Originalism: The Rise of American Conservatism in Israel”
  • 2018:
    • Alan Koh, National Singapore University, “Shareholder Protection in Close Corporations: The Curious Case of Japan”
  • 2017:
    • Recipient: Dustin Klaudt, Osgoode Hall Law School, “Can Canada’s “Living Tree” Constitution and Lessons From Foreign Climate Litigation Seed Climate Justice and Remedy Climate?”
    • Honorable Mentions:
      • 1. Daniele D’alvia, Birkbeck University, University of London, “The Remarkable Story of SPACs Between a Legal Standardised Regulation and a Standardisation by Market Practices”
      • 2. Yincheng Hsu, University of Glasgow, “Virtual Cultures, Cultural Rights and Self-regulation”
      • 3. Anna Lukina, Hertford College, University of Oxford, “Russia v ECtHR – Resistance or Dialogue: a Comparative Analysis”
  • 2016:
    • Recipient: Soterios Loizou, University of Cambridge / Harvard Law School, “Deconstructing Second Parallel Legal Regimes:  The Peculiar Case of Applying Foreign Law”
    • Honorable Mentions:
      • 1. Doron Dorfman, Stanford Law School, “The Inaccessible Road to Motherhood—The Tragic Consequence of Not Having Reproductive Policies for Israelis with Disabilities” 
      • 2. Vera Korzun, Fordham University School of Law, “Arbitrating Antitrust Claims: From Suspicion to Trust”
  • 2015:
    • Recipient: Katharine Schmidt, Yale Law School, “De-Naturalizing “American Legal Exceptionalism”: Early 20th Century Trans-Atlantic Divergences and Contemporary Comparative Law Scholarship
    • Honorable  Mentions
      • Shoaib Ghias, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, “Defining Shari’a: Stoning and the Politics of Islamic Judicial Review”
      • Benjamin Chen & Li Zhiyu, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, “Who May Sue the One-Party Dominated State”
  • 2014: 
    • Recipient: Gilat Bachar, J.S.D. Candidate, Stanford University, “The Occupation of the Law: Power Dynamics Between the Israeli Judiciary and Legislature Over Controlling Palestinians’ Tort Claims Against IDF”
    • Honorable Mention
      • Itay Ravid, J.S.D. Candidate, Stanford University, ““Watch & Learn”: Illegal Behavior and Obedience to Legal Norms Through the Eyes of Popular Culture: The Case of Popular American and Israeli TV Shows”
      • Alan K. Koh & Chun Zhou, LL.M. Candidate, Boston University; Ph.D. Candidate, Peking University, “Enforcing Corporate Governance in China: Or Why We Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the CSRC”