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Hughesian Soterios Loizou is awarded the prestigious Colin B. Picker Prize at this year’s American Society of Comparative Law YCC Fifth Annual Global Conference

Congratulations to Hughesian Soterios Loizou who has been awarded the prestigious Colin B. Picker Prize for the most meritorious paper submitted by a graduate student at the recent American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) Young Comparativists Committee (YCC) Fifth Annual Global Conference.

His paper entitled ‘Deconstructing Second Parallel Legal Regimes: The Peculiar Case of Applying Foreign Law’ forms an integral part of his doctoral research at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law. The paper focuses on conflict-of-laws, international sales law, and comparative law issues, and examines the interplay between second parallel legal regimes and the national rules on the legal treatment of foreign law.

More than 90 students and young academics from all the continents of the world, other than Antarctica, presented their research at this year’s conference. The award was announced on the first day of the conference.

“I would like to stress that nothing would have been achieved without the continuous guidance and mentoring by my doctoral research supervisor, Professor Richard G. Fentiman, and the invaluable support from Hughes Hall!” Soterios said.

The ASCL is one of the most prestigious societies for the legal research of Comparative Law. The YCC is the Youth branch of the Society for students and young scholars, who work in the fields of Comparative Law.

For the past five years, the YCC has been organizing annual global conferences in the USA, where students and young scholars present their research. The purpose of the conference is to highlight, develop, and promote the scholarship of new and younger comparativists.


Soterios Loizou