As the Editors-in-Chief of Ecology Law Quarterly and the Berkeley Journal of International Law, we welcome you to this special issue in honor of Professor David D. Caron ’83.
This issue reflects a nearly year-long joint effort of law students in both journals coming together to publish scholarship that reflects Professor Caron’s dual, and often complimentary, exploration of pressing issues in international and environmental law. It follows from an October 2018 conference at Berkeley Law—The Elegance of International Law: A Conference in Commemoration of Professor David D. Caron ’83—where his many friends, colleagues, and classmates gathered to discuss his life, his career, and his unique contributions to legal scholarship.
As editors, it has been a privilege to organize the writing you will find here, and during that process, learn about the incredible life and lasting career accomplishments of Professor Caron.
As students of Berkeley Law, it has also been rewarding to honor one of our own. Professor Caron was a student and a teacher at our school. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of Ecology Law Quarterly and was the recipient of the very first Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award, presented by the Berkeley Journal of International Law, for his devotion to teaching, the law, and intellectual distinction.
To the Berkeley Law Administration: thank you for organizing the incredible conference from which these pages flow, and for your ongoing support in guiding this issue’s development.
To the students who worked on this issue: thank you for your extra work and your dedication in coming together to make this issue possible.
To the many friends and colleagues of Professor Caron who contributed work to this issue: thank you for your unique and compelling reflections on Professor Caron’s work and your further development of international and environmental scholarship inspired by that work. This has created—in the following pages—an important collection of interdisciplinary scholarship, of which we know Professor Caron would be proud.
We are honored to work together in Professor Caron’s memory.
Stephanie Phillips, Editor-in-Chief, Ecology Law Quarterly
Craig Spencer, Editor-in-Chief, Ecology Law Quarterly
Lauren Kelly-Jones, Editor-in-Chief, Berkeley Journal of International Law
Nathan Keller, Editor-in-Chief, Berkeley Journal of International Law