Daniel Clarry wins APDQ 2013 prize for best master’s thesis in Quebec


Published: 25Apr2013

At its annual banquet held April 20, 2013, the Association des professeures et professeurs de droit du Québec (APDQ) awarded Mr. Daniel Clarry its Excellence Prize for best master's theses in 2013 for his work entitled "The irreducible core of the trust" (see on eScholarship@McGill), prepared under the direction of Professor Lionel Smith, McGill University. The jury was composed of Professors Hervé Cassan (U. Sherbrooke), Mark Antaki (McGill) and Anne-Françoise Debruche (U. Ottawa).

"Daniel Clarry's thesis is a superior piece of research and writing that carefully examines a very difficult subject in the law of trusts,” said his supervisor, Professor Lionel Smith. “It breaks new ground in subjecting this field to a very thorough study, using the lens of the influential ‘fundamental legal conceptions’ pioneered by the legal theorist W.N. Hohfeld, and it includes first-rate research across the common law world.”

A native of Australia, Daniel Clarry (LLM’12) completed his master’s program within McGill’s Institute for Comparative Law. Professor Lionel Smith is pleased to report “that Daniel is now pursuing doctoral research at Cambridge University in the law of trusts.”

ALSO: See an interview with Daniel Clarry on Youtube about his experience as a Master’s student at McGill Law: http://youtu.be/tmGYwj5OfUk

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