December 16, 2020

NYU International Law Cutler Fellows Call for Applications

NYU School of Law is accepting applications from current NYU 2L and 3L JD students for the 2021 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program, organized 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 and comparative constitutional law.

This year the entire program is virtual – no travel is involved. Cutler Fellows each submit in February 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 (East Coast time) on Saturday March 13 and Saturday March 20. Other virtual events in which Cutler Fellows participate are on Thursday evenings 7pm-9pm  (March 11, 18, and 25) and a final event on Saturday March 27.  These other 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, LL.M. students whose paper is based on work done at NYU in Fall 2020 may also apply. 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 Tuesday 26 January 2021:

  • 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.