January 10, 2022

Cutler Fellows Program

NYU School of Law is accepting applications from current NYU 2L and 3L JD students for the 2022 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program, hosted by the Salzburg Seminar organization in Washington DC.

Up to four students will be selected from each participating law school. The aim of the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program is to assist students’ scholarly paper development while bringing top law students from different US schools together with leading academics and practitioners in the fields of private and public international law, comparative constitutional law, and law and transnational or global governance.

Due to the epidemic, the Cutler Fellows Program will all be on-line, and does not involve a trip to DC this year.

Cutler Fellowship applicants should submit by February 10 a polished 5-8 page executive summary of a longer draft paper. These are circulated to other program participants. Each Fellow’s project will receive feedback from other similarly-interested participants and law professors / practitioners. Papers are discussed during two virtual workshops 1pm-4pm (EST) on Saturday February 26 and Saturday March 5.

Other virtual events in which Cutler Fellows participate are on Thursday evenings 7pm-9pm  (February 24 and March 3). The final event on March 11-12 is usually a lot of fun for students able to go in-person.  These events include short talks, panels, networking opportunities, career-related discussions, etc.

Who Can Apply? This program is designed primarily for 2L and 3L students. Exceptionally, it may be possible for us to send one LL.M. student.  

How Do I Apply?  Please submit the following to Rachel Jones in the Institute for International Law & Justice [rachel.jones@nyu.edu] via email by 12noon on Monday 24 January 2022:

  • A cover letter explaining your background and interest in the Salzburg Cutler Program, and confirming your availability to participate on the above-noted dates
  • 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. This should state your argument and indicate the core research you have done.

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 of the paper. Students are encouraged to use for this purpose papers or articles they have in development (e.g., seminar or course papers, independent study, law review notes). Articles / papers should be academically-oriented. Students should have a draft of the full paper largely written, and the 5-8 page summary should come from this. This program is not suitable for people who have not yet written most of their full paper draft. Selection of NYU’s nominees will be made by a small committee within the Law School. Decisions will be communicated promptly.