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Columbia Law School, King's College London, and Three Crowns LLP are pleased to present The David D. Caron Praelium. The Praelium is an annual celebration of advocacy, with two leading international advocates deploying their oratorical and advocacy skills in the service of important current legal issues before a distinguished three-member tribunal. The event is now named to honour the life and legacy of Praelium co-founder Professor David D. Caron. This year the Praelium will take place on Thursday, 5 March 2020 at 6:00pm at the Metropolitan Club (1 East 60th St) in New York City. Register here!

Inaugural Fellowships

The Inaugural David D. Caron Fellowships were awarded in 2019 to five scholars from universities in Canada, the UK, and the US, to attend the ASIL Midyear Meeting in Brooklyn Law School.

Read About the Caron Fellowship

Second Prize Winner

The winner of the second David D. Caron Prize was Yanbai Andrea Wang of Stanford Law School. Her paper, 'Exporting American Discovery', was presented at the 2019 ASIL Mid-Year Meeting, on 10 November 2019.

Read About the Caron Prize
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CTLS Conference

On 26 April 2019 the CTLS Annual Academic Conference was held in David's honour - on the theme of "Global Challenges". Fellow CTLS faculty and Deans attended and spoke, including Dean William Treanor of Georgetown University.

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An Ecology Law Quarterly and Berkeley Journal of International Law joint Symposium Issue has been published to commemorate David. It contains the proceedings of the symposium held at UC Berkeley on 15 September 2018.

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Prize Presentation

The Inaugural David D. Caron Prize was presented to Léon Castellanos-Jankiewicz at the ASIL Annual Meeting on 28 March 2019. David's wife, Susan L. Spencer made the presentation alongside ASIL leadership.

Berkeley Center Tribute

The Berkeley Center for Law, Energy and the Environment carries a tribute to David by Professor Harry N. Scheiber in its 2019 Snapshot report.

Read Snapshot (Berkeley Website)

Caron Convocation

A Convocation to remember David was held at the ASIL Mid-Year Meeting at UCLA on November 8 2018. Léon Castellanos-Jankiewicz (Asser Institute) was named inaugural winner of the David D. Caron Prize.

Watch the Convocation Online
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FDI Moot Remembers

David was remembered by former assistant Chris Gibson and  colleague Federico Ortino at the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot held in Stockholm, Sweden on 8 November 2018.

Berkeley Memorial

A Memorial and Symposium in David's memory was held at UC Berkeley on 14-15 September.

Memorial on Berkeley Website

David D. Caron Fund

The American Society of International Law has launched the David D. Caron Fund to support its Research Forum.

Learn About the Fund

The Four Societies

Several members of the ASIL and other delegations remembered David at the Four Societies Conference in Tokyo on 2 - 3 June.

Peace Palace Ceremony

A ceremony in David's memory was hosted by the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in the Peace Palace, The Hague, on 28 May 2018. Speakers included the Presidents of the Tribunal and the International Court of Justice.

The Praelium

On 14 May 2018, the annual King's-Columbia event, supported by 3 Crowns LLP, was renamed The David D. Caron Praelium, in honour of the former Dean.

Read about the Praelium

Lifetime Achievement

On 13 April 2018 David was awarded the Global Arbitration Review's Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to the field.

Read & Watch the Tribute

Boalties Gathering

A group of David's former students at UC Berkeley gathered at the fringes of the ASIL Annual Meeting on 6 April 2018 to remember their mentor at The Tabard Inn - opposite ASIL headquarters.

ASIL Remembers

On 5 April 2018 Judge Charles N. Brower read a remembrance at the ASIL Annual Meeting, which was dedicated in David's honour. Judges Joan Donoghue and Christopher Greenwood also recalled David in their speeches.

Watch the Speech

London Thanksgiving

A Celebration and Thanksgiving for the Life of David D. Caron was held at The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple on 23 March 2018 with Dame Rosalyn Higgins Q.C. presiding.

At Half Mast

The flag over The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, where David was a Bencher, flew at half mast on 23 February 2018 in mourning at his passing.

A Moment's Silence

The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal observed a moment's silence on 21 February 2018 at an all-staff gathering in honour of David D. Caron. A book of condolences was also opened in the Tribunal's chamber.