Fall 2018 Events

August 27, 2018 (Monday)

Welcome Reception for New Students Interested in International and Comparative Law

Steinhart Courtyard | 5:00-6:30 pm

The Miller Institute is hosting a reception to welcome incoming JD, LLM, JSD, and JSP students interested in international and comparative law. Students will have an opportunity to meet members of the international law faculty, hear from international law student groups, such as the Berkeley Journal for International Law and the Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights, and learn about international law classes, programs, and events.

For more information, contact Karen Chin (kchin@law.berkeley.edu)

Profs. Laurel Fletcher and Katerina Linos, Co-Faculty Directors of the Miller Institute, welcome students to the 2017 reception

September 14-15, 2018 (Friday-Saturday)

Memorial and Conference to Commemorate Professor David D. Caron ’83

Please join us for two events to commemorate the life and work of Professor Emeritus David D. Caron (1952-2018), a prominent international law expert and Berkeley Law professor for 26 years.

A leading scholar, judge, and arbitrator, Caron taught at Berkeley Law from 1987 to 2013, gaining a reputation as a warm and generous peer and teacher. Colleagues recalled him as an international law “superstar,” an innovator, a mentor, and a nurturing father. He left Berkeley Law in 2013 to become Dean of the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. He also served as president of the American Society of International Law, was a member of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague, and sat as judge‎ ad hoc at the International Court of Justice.

Memorial for Professor David D. Caron ’83
September 14, 2018 | 4:00 pm
Chevron Auditorium, International House | 4:00 pm

The Elegance of International Law: A Conference in Commeoration of Professor David D. Caron ’83
September 15, 2018 | 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Berkeley Law, University of California

To register and learn more about these events, please visit www.law.berkeley.edu/david-caron.

October 1-31, 2018

Miller Institute-ASIL Student Fellowship Application Period

Co-sponsored with Berkeley Law’s Advanced Degree Programs Office

The Miller Institute-American Society of International Law (ASIL) Student Fellow is awarded funding to attend the ASIL Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the largest and most important gathering each year of international law practitioners, policymakers, and scholars. The ASIL Annual Meeting regularly features lectures and panels made up of the world’s most eminent international lawyers, including many Berkeley Law faculty and alumni. Attending the meeting is an unparalleled opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and build their network.

The 2019 ASIL Annual Meeting on “International Law as an Instrument,” will be held in Washington DC from March 27-30. Applicants must be available to travel during the Annual Meeting dates. The application period is October 1-31 and the winner will be notified by Thanksgiving (November 22).

For more information, see the Fellowship page.

October 4, 2018 (Thursday)

Lecture on “Democracy and Digitization: Ethical Considerations From a German Perspective”

Peter Dabrock
Director, Deutsche Ethikrat (German Ethics Council) and
Chair of Systematic Theology (Ethics), Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

170 Boalt Hall | 12:50-2:00 pm

lunch will be served on a first-come / first-service basis

Co-sponsored with the Institute of European Studies


Prof. Dr. Peter Dabrock has been Chair of Systematic Theology (Ethics) at the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg since 2010. After a vicarship at the Protestant Church in Holzwickede, Germany (1995), he held several positions in academia as researcher, Assistant, Associate and Full Professor in Bochum and Marburg (1995-2010). In 2011, he became ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.

Prof. Dabrock has served in many high-level national and international advisory bodies in academia, Church, and Society including the Central Ethics Committee at the German Medical Association (2004-2013), the DFG-Permanent Senate Commission on Animal Protection and Experimentation (since 2011), and the European Group on Ethics (2011-2016).  He was appointed as a member of the German Ethics Council in 2012, and was elected Vice-Chair (2012-2016) and Chairperson (2016-present). Since 2017 he has been an appointed member of ACATECH (German National Academy of Science and Engineering).

Prof. Dabrock has published several books and more than 200 articles with special focus on ethics of life sciences, of biomedicine, of technology, of social justice and of life forms.