September 18, 2017

Call for applications: Cutler Fellows in International Law

NYU Law is accepting applications for the Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program.

Five 2L, 3L, and LLM 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 taking place on Friday and Saturday, 23-24 February 2018 examines 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 15, 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) is devoted to “looking beyond Law School”.

What Is the Cost? NYU School of Law will cover the cost of transportation and up to two nights of accommodation in Washington, D.C, up to $500 per student.  Meals will be provided by the Salzburg Global Seminar.

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

How Do I Apply?  Please submit the following documents to Paul Mertenskötter (pm1603@nyu.edu) by October 30, 2017.

  • Cover letter explaining your background and interest in the Cutler Fellows Program
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume or CV
  • 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 or journal notes.

Questions? Please feel free to contact Paul Mertenskötter, Fellow of the Institute for International Law and Justice, at pm1603@nyu.edu.