Conference Program

The Elegance of International Law:
A Conference in Commemoration of
Professor David D. Caron ’83

September 15, 2018 (Saturday)
Berkeley Law, Room 100
UC Berkeley campus

8:30-9:00 am

Breakfast and Registration









9:00-10:45 am


Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law


Opening Reflection

Prof. Laurel E. Fletcher, Berkeley Law


Panel 1: International Dispute Resolution

Moderator: Prof. Saira Mohamed, Berkeley Law

Theme Overview: Goldilocks and International Dispute Settlement
Judge Joan E. Donoghue, International Court of Justice

ISDS Reform and the Proposal to Establish an International Investment Court
Lee M. Caplan, Partner, Arent Fox LLP

The Singapore Convention on the Enforcement of Agreements Achieved through International Mediation: A New Way Forward?
Christina G. Hioureas, Chair, United Nations Practice Group, Foley Hoag LLP

Autonomy Meets the Rules of the Road: The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules
Prof. John R. Crook, George Washington University Law School


10:45-11:00 am







11:00 am-12:30 pm

Panel 2: Legitimacy in International Law and Institutions

Moderator: Ambassador Jeff Bleich, Dentons US LLP

Theme Overview: Nonparticipation and Perceptions of Legitimacy
Prof. Bernard H. Oxman, University of Miami School of Law

The Legitimacy of Economic Sanctions as Countermeasures Against Wrongful Acts
Prof. Lori Damrosch, Columbia Law School

International Courts and Democratic Backsliding
Prof. Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Law School

Global Internet Governance Without the United Nations
Prof. David Kaye, UC Irvine School of Law





12:30-2:15 pm


Toast by Prof. Seokwoo Lee, Inha University Law School

Introduction by Neil Popović, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP


Keynote Address: The Caron Arbitrator Rule of X

Prof. Lucy Reed, National University of Singapore Faculty of Law








2:15-4:00 pm

Panel 3: Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law

Moderator:  Prof. Holly Doremus, Berkeley Law

Theme Overview: Uses of the Oceans and the Law of the Sea
Prof. Harry N. Scheiber, Berkeley Law

Institutional Arrangements for the Oceans: From Zero to Indefinite
Ambassador Marie Jacobsson, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Navigating Ocean  Waters: The Problem of Straits
Prof. Nilufer Oral, Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law and UN International Law Commission

New Law for the High Seas
Prof. Cymie R. Payne, Department of Human Ecology and School of Law, Rutgers University — Camden

The Counter-Nuclear Program and the Law of the Sea
Prof. James Kraska, US Naval War College and Harvard Law School


Closing Reflection

Prof. Richard M. Buxbaum, Berkeley Law





6:30-8:30 pm


Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Toast by Judge Joan E. Donoghue, International Court of Justice

Introduction by Prof. Richard M. Buxbaum, Berkeley Law


Keynote Address: David Caron: The Theoretician of International Courts and Tribunals

Judge Charles N. Brower, 20 Essex Street Chambers, London