ITA Pat Murphy Award
David Caron has been celebrated with the Institute of Transnational Arbitration's Pat Murphy Award, which recognises "Outstanding Service and Achievement in International Arbitration". The award was made on 18 June 2020, during the ITA's (virtual) Annual Workshop with remarks by former ITA Chair Professor Lucy Reed. It was accepted on David's behalf by his wife, Susan L. Spencer. Previous recipients are Pat Murphy himself (above, centre, with David Winn, left), and Judge Charles N. Brower.
The David D. Caron Praelium 2020
On Thursday, 5 March 2020 Columbia Law School, King's College London, and Three Crowns LLP presented The David D. Caron Praelium 2020. 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 Praelium took place in the Metropolitan Club in New York City.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.