Anna Lukina receiving the prize with Virginia Harper Ho YCC President
Anna Lukina receiving the prize with Virginia Harper Ho, YCC President

Anna Lukina, an undergraduate student at Hertford College, has received an honourable mention as runner-up to the Colin B. Picker Prize in Comparative Law on behalf of the Younger Comparativists Committee (YCC) of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL). The honour is for the best paper submitted by graduate students on comparative law for her paper ‘Russia v ECtHR – Resistance or Dialogue: a Comparative Analysis’.

This is a fantastic achievement. The YCC sits at the core of the mission of the ASCL, which is one of the world’s leading learned societies. The Picker Prize was created to honour excellence in student research in comparative law, and is subject to a blind review process. Submissions come from all over the world and the competition is close. Michaela Hailbronner, Chair of the YCC Scholarship Advisory Group said:

We heartily congratulate Anna and Oxford law department on this achievement. We hope to see more high-quality submissions from your students in the future!

Alison Young, Anna’s tutor at Hertford College is particularly proud of this achievement, and praised Anna’s hard work and academic ability. She said:

Anna is an outstanding law student. It is a real joy to supervise her research project. Her success is a testimony to her abilities and hard work. The College is extremely proud of her and we’re sure she has a bright future ahead of her as an academic.