The Georgetown University Law Center is now accepting applications for the 2020 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program. Four students will be selected to participate from the 2L, 3L and LLM classes. The deadline for applications is December 13, 2019.
The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program brings together 55 of the nation’s top law students with leading academics, judges, and practitioners in the fields of private and public international law. The two-day program examines the most critical issues shaping today’s international law agenda and creates a network of men and women interested in careers in international practice and public service. Cutler Fellows are also invited to apply for scholarships to attend seminars in Salzburg, Austria, on topics relevant to their papers and professional interests.
At the heart of the program is the preparation by each Fellow of a paper, to be submitted in a five-to-eight-page executive-summary form by January 17, 2020, for review by the other participants and a group of outstanding law professors, judges and practitioners at the seminar itself on February 20-22 in Washington, D.C.
On Day 1 (Friday), small group sessions consider each student paper, discussing and making suggestions to improve it. Short talks, panels, and networking opportunities are interspersed, featuring some of the most outstanding lawyers in the world. A dinner for fellows and faculty will be held Friday evening.
On Day 2 (Saturday), the morning is devoted to “looking beyond Law School.” The program will adjourn at noon.
What Is the Cost? Georgetown Law will cover the cost of transportation and up to two nights of accommodation in Washington, D.C. Meals will be provided by the Salzburg Global Seminar.
Who Can Apply? This program is open to 2L, 3L, and LLM students by invitation. Students with strong international experience and/or backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. A maximum of four Georgetown Law students will be admitted.
How Do I Apply? Please submit the following documents as a single PDF to the Salzburg Cutler Fellowship Application Portal no later than December 13, 2019:
1) Cover letter explaining your background and interest in the Cutler Program
2) Unofficial transcript
3) Resume or CV
4) Two-page abstract describing the research topic/paper you would wish to present during the breakout sessions of the Cutler Seminar. Abstracts should outline an issue or question in international law that will be developed into a research paper, journal note, or other publication. Abstracts should generally fit in one of these major areas: i) humanitarian law, human rights, and use of force; ii) international economic, investment, and monetary law; iii) international trade, anti-corruption, and anti-trust; iv)international institutions and international relations; and v) rule of law and comparative constitutionalism. Students are encouraged to submit abstracts based on articles or papers in development for other purposes – e.g. seminar, independent study, law review.