October 25, 2019

2020 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program: Call for Applications

NYU School of Law is accepting applications for the 2020 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program. Up to four students will be selected to participate. The aim of the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program is to bring together 56 of the nation’s top law students with leading academics, judges, and practitioners in the fields of private and public international law and comparative constitutional law.

The two-day program examines the most critical issues shaping today’s international law agenda and creates a network of women and men interested in careers in international legal practice and public service. At the heart of the program is a conference, related to the preparation by each Fellow of an article-length paper by graduation. A month before the conference itself, a polished 5-8 page executive summary of the Fellow’s longer draft paper will be circulated to other program participants. Each Fellow’s project will receive feedback from other similarly-interested participants and law professors / practitioners.

The conference takes place in Washington DC, Feb 20-22, 2020.  The program there is as follows.

Thursday evening (20 Feb): program begins with a dinner for all Fellows.

Friday (21 Feb): Small group sessions, led by faculty, discuss and provide suggestions for each student paper.   Short talks, panels, and networking opportunities are interspersed, featuring eminent practitioners.  A dinner will be held on Friday evening.

Saturday (22 Feb): Career-related discussions, with opportunities for fellows to meet with practitioners from different fields of international law.  (Ends Saturday afternoon.)

What is the Cost? NYU will cover the (modest) cost of transportation and two nights of accommodation in Washington, D.C. Meals will be provided by the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Who Can Apply? This program is designed primarily for 2L and 3L students, but is also open to LL.M. students. Students with a strong desire to pursue a career related to international law are particularly encouraged to apply.

How Do I Apply?  Please submit the following to Rachel Jones [rachel.jones@nyu.edu] via email by 12pm on Wednesday, 27 November 2019:

  • A cover letter explaining your background and interest in the Salzburg Cutler Program
  • An unofficial NYU Law School transcript including a list of NYU classes & professors in the current year.
  • Resume or CV
  • 5-8 page executive summary of the project that you would like to present, plus a longer version of the same paper if you have one (even if incomplete). This should state your argument and include some research material.

If you are writing under the supervision of a faculty member, please note the name of your supervisor for your project on the paper itself or in your cover letter.

Selection is based on a combination of commitment to international law and academic promise. Students are encouraged to use for this purpose papers or articles they have in development for other purposes  (e.g., seminar or course papers, independent study, law review notes).  Articles / papers should be academically-oriented. The draft submitted can be incomplete. Selection of NYU’s nominees will be made by a small committee within the Law School. Decisions will be notified promptly.