Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program in International Law

February 23-24, 2018 Washington, D.C.

The University of Chicago Law School is accepting applications for the 2018 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program. Five 2L, 3L, and LL.M students will be selected to participate. 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 15th, 2018, for review by the other participants and a group of outstanding law professors, judges and practitioners. 

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” and the program will adjourn at noon.

What Is the Cost? The University of Chicago Law School 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 including a Thursday night welcome dinner.

Who Can Apply? This program is open to 2L and 3L students, and to LLM students by invitation. Students with strong international experience and/or backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. A maximum of five UChicago Law students will be admitted.

How Do I Apply? Please submit the following documents to Aican Nguyen at by 8th November 2017

  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 773-702-0184.