American Society of Comparative Law recognizes Osgoode grad student with prestigious award

Osgoode Hall Law School LLM student Dustin Klaudt has been selected as the winner of the Colin B. Picker Prize in Comparative Law by the Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL).

Dustin Klaudt

The Picker Prize honours excellence in graduate student research in comparative law. The prize is named after the founding chair of the YCC, Colin B. Picker. It is awarded after a blind review process to the most meritorious paper on any topic in comparative law submitted by a graduate student in response to a call for papers, which YCC disseminates through its networks around the world.

Klaudt’s article, “Can Canada’s ‘Living Tree’ Constitution and Lessons From Foreign Climate Litigation Seed Climate Justice and Remedy Climate?,” was selected as the best paper in this international competition.

The YCC serves as a forum to develop and mentor younger scholars (those with 10 years or fewer of faculty experience). The YCC also awards prizes, maintains a mentorship program, and convenes scholarly meetings to encourage and celebrate excellence in scholarship and teaching in all areas of comparative law. YCC’s signature event is its annual YCC Global Conference for younger scholars engaged in the study of comparative law.