Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program in International Law

The University of Chicago Law School is accepting applications for the 2024 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program. 2L, 3L, and LL.M students are encouraged to apply and four candidates will be selected to participate in the Program.  The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program brings together 56 of the nation’s top law students with leading academics, judges, and practitioners in the fields of private and public international law.  The 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. 2024 Salzburg Global Seminar participants’ travel expenses are covered by the University of Chicago Law School.

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 25th January 2024, for review by the other participants and a group of outstanding law professors, judges, and practitioners.  

The 2024 Seminar will be in a hybrid format, with two short online meetings on January 11th (for orientation) and another date (TBD for a keynote address), followed by an in-person three-day program in Washington, DC on February 8th – 10th, 2024. Cutler Fellows are divided into small sessions and will present their papers before faculty members and fellow participants of the same session and receive feedback from them. The in-person events will include public lectures and discussions with mentors (many of whom are Cutler Fellow alumni) to advise on different careers involving international law. All representatives are required to meet their school’s requirements for in-person instruction to attend.

Who Can Apply? This program is open to 2L, 3L, and LLM students.  Students with strong international experience and/or backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.  A maximum of four UChicago Law students will be admitted. The University of Chicago Law School will cover the travel costs, including an economy class plane ticket Chicago-DC-Chicago and a two-night lodging, for the participants who meet the University of Chicago requirements for domestic travel and choose to attend the event.

How Do I Apply?  Please submit the following documents to Aican Nguyen at  by 19th November 2023.

  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.

Questions? Please contact Aican Nguyen at or Register for a Q&As Zoom Chat at 12:15 am every Thursday between Oct 19-Nov 9, 2023