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David Caron in the news:



David Caron: ‘I want King’s College London to be the Harvey Nichols of law schools’

David Caron is quoted in The Independent, April 17, 2013

“Dickson Poon’s gift comes at the right time for a global community that seeks new and effective approaches to numerous challenges facing humanity – each of which transcends the borders of any particular state. I very much look forward to helping bring the collective excellence of King’s College London and the legal community to bear on the most pressing issues of the day.”


New Dean of Law

David Caron quoted in King’s College London, January 14, 2013

“I am utterly delighted to be joining King’s College London and in particular its outstanding community of scholars and students. Dickson Poon’s gift comes at the right time for a global community that seeks new and effective approaches to numerous challenges facing humanity, each of which transcends the borders of any particular state.”


Arctic cooperation is topic in New London

David Caron quoted in The Day, Military News, April 15, 2012

Berkeley Law Professor David Caron, an expert in international law, said the fact that it’s an election year is a “tremendous obstacle” since senators who privately support it may not want to do so publicly.


David Caron Notes Climate Change Impact on Artic Claims

Capital Public Radio, Insight, September 1, 2011 Host Jeffery Callison
http://www.capradio.org/news/insight/2011/09/01/insight-capitol-chat–tom-murphy–climate-change-vs-the-law–sound-advice-classical

“There are rules about how nations may make claims in the area. In the past, all the issues in the Arctic were dormant because of the ice. It may be that they could have claimed, but they really weren’t in a rush to do so. As it melts, what was dormant is now very active. I think it’s an exaggeration to say that they are somehow moving towards conflict. But they are being energetic, in fact, working together to figure out who has a proper claim to what.”


David Caron Notes Importance of International Law

The Washington Diplomat, March 29, 2011 by Rachel Bade
http://bit.ly/je6IFN

“The U.S. will turn more to international law because it’s economically constrained,” Caron said. “We have to set priorities about what we’re doing globally. It’s relative power: If we’re not the only ‘big person’—say China continues to grow—how are we going to argue with them? Are we going to expend a lot of resources by having Naval exercises? Or are we going to try to argue rhetorically about what’s legal and not legal and how they should be bound.”


David Caron Says Japan Must Protect International Waters

Los Angeles Times, March 29, 2011 by Julie Makinen and Ralph Vartabedian
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-japan-nuclear-20110329,0,6775685,full.story

“There is a duty to protect the marine environment and that extends to their own borders,” said David Caron, a UC Berkeley law professor and president of the American Society of International Law. “The question is whether they adequately prepared.”


David Caron Recaps Lessons Learned from Persian Gulf War Claims

The Huffington Post, July 14, 2010 by David D. Caron
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-d-caron/the-claims-of-two-gulfs_b_645836.html

In the wake of that disaster, then the largest oil spill in history, a claims commission processed claims from individuals and corporations and also public authorities regarding the environment and health. Nineteen years later, the experience offers at least four lessons as we confront our current disaster.


David Caron Wants Foreign Lawyers Included in CA’s International Arbitrations

Arbitration & Mediation: Special Edition of The Recorder, Jan. 2010, by David D. Caron and Leah D. Harhay
http://works.bepress.com/david_caron/108

Specifically, California should streamline the procedures by which out-of-state counsel can participate in international arbitrations in California and should invite foreign counsel to appear under the same rules.


David Caron Explains the Complexities of Piracy Law

The National, April 18, 2009 by Steven Stanek
http://www.thenational.ae/article/20090419/FOREIGN/752708574/1014

“There is plenty of authority all around to go after piratesֽ” said David Caronֽ a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley and the incoming president of the American Society of International Law. “The problem has been really what to do when you catch them.”… The story has generated such a reaction in the US media that Prof Caron said the prospect of leaving the case in Kenyan courts would be viewed as “politically unacceptable”.


David Caron Supports Ratification of UN Convention on Law of the Sea

PBS,Online NewsHour, August 20, by Talea Miller
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/science/july-dec08/arctic_08-20.html

“I don’t know of any treaty so widely supported,” said Caron. “It gives us procedures; it gives us common language and will facilitate greatly the U.S. advancing its own interests.”


David Caron Urges U.S. Participation in Law of Sea Convention

American Bar Association Journal, Feb. 2008, by James Podgers
http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/stuck_in_port/

The convention provides a framework for discussing access to resources in the Arctic, says David Caron…. But, he notes, “it becomes more complicated if we don’t participate. Our voice is diminished by not being part of the treaty, even though we’ll still be heard if we yell louder.”