Title Dr.
First Name David
Last Name Berry
Grade Fellow


Dr David S Berry, BA (U of Toronto), LLB (UBC), LLM (Queens, Canada), PhD (Edin), Leg Ed Cert (HWLS), FCIArb, Barrister & Attorney-at-Law, is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.  From 2012 to 2020 Dr Berry served as the Cave Hill Dean of Law.  From 2012-14 he served as the first University Dean of Law, and in 2018-20 served a second term as University Dean of Law. 

Dr Berry teaches in the areas of international commercial arbitration, general public international law, regional integration law, law of international organisations, and international law of Indigenous peoples.  He has written books, chapters and journal articles in the same fields.  His most notable book is Caribbean Integration Law (OUP, 2014).  Dr Berry’s current research interests include international commercial arbitration, regional integration, and law of the sea (including marine governance and marine biological diversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction).

Dr Berry practices in various areas of international law, primarily serving Governments and regional and international organisations.  He been involved in treaty drafting, international legal advisory services, and international litigation, including serving as counsel or Deputy Agent in cases before tribunals such as the arbitral tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea for the maritime boundary arbitration between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Caribbean Court of Justice.  Dr Berry served as an arbitrator for an ICSID tribunal in the case of RSM v Grenada (2005-2009) and trained and acted as counsel at the London Court of International Arbitration in August 2007.

Dr Berry is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2019) and is a member of the International Commercial Arbitration Committee of the International Law Association (2015-present).  He has delivered a keynote speech and five conference/workshop papers on ADR since 2006, including papers on arbitration and mediation at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law Investment Treaty Forum (London), the Annual Mediation Symposium (Trinidad and Tobago), the Centenary Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Caribbean Branch (Jamaica), the Caribbean Commercial Law Workshop (Jamaica, The Bahamas), and at the MonaLaw 4th Annual Symposium on Law, Governance & Society (Jamaica).