International Law Society Nominates David Caron '83 as Vice President
Professor David Caron '83 has been nominated vice president of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), a nonpartisan organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated to advancing the study and use of international law. He is expected to be formally elected to the post at the ASIL's annual meeting this spring. Founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress, the organization is considered the premier learned society in the United States addressing international law and its place in the establishment of foreign policy. Caron is a longtime society member who serves as editor of the international decisions section of its American Journal of International Law.
A faculty member since 1987, Caron holds the C. William Maxeiner Distinguished Professorship. He is an international law expert whose specialties include the environment, oceans, the United Nations, state responsibility and international dispute resolution. He recently completed a six-year term on the United Nations Compensation Commission for claims arising from the 1991 Gulf War. Caron's current positions include serving as president of the World Bank's ISCID Tribunal in the Aguas del Tunari v. Bolivia dispute and as a member of the U.S. Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Public International Law.
He is the recipient of the ASIL's 1991 Deak Prize for outstanding scholarship by a younger academic. In April 2004, Caron presented "Does International Law Matter" at a plenary session of the ASIL's annual meeting.