Salzburg Cutler Fellowship Program

The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law is pleased to support Berkeley Law’s participation at the 2024 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program in International Law. The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program brings together 56 of the nation’s top law students with leading academics, judges, and practitioners in the fields of private and public international law. The program examines the most critical issues shaping today’s international law agenda and creates a network of lawyers interested in careers in international practice and public service. 

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 for review by the other participants and a group of outstanding law professors, judges and practitioners. Up to four Berkeley Law students and one faculty representative participate each year. We are delighted to announce that Professor Ayelet Shachar will represent Berkeley Law faculty in 2023-2024. The program takes place online Thursday, January 11 and in-person February 8-10, 2024 in Washington, DC.

Each student Fellow will submit their 5-8 page executive summary by January 25, 2024.
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Cost: Berkeley Law’s Career Development Office covers the cost of transportation and up to two nights of shared accommodation in Washington, DC. Meals will be provided by the Salzburg Global Seminar. 

Eligibility:  The program is open to 2Ls and 3Ls.  According to the Program’s specifications, eligibility can also be extended on a highly exceptional basis to LLM students and “in no case may a school send more than one LLM.”  Students with expertise or experience in international law are encouraged to apply.  A maximum of four students will be accepted.

Application process Please submit the following four documents combined in one PDF to Toni Mendicino via email <> by the extended deadline of Tuesday, October 31, 2023:

  • Cover letter explaining your background and interest in the Cutler Program
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Résumé or CV
  • One-page abstract describing the research topic/paper you would present during the breakout sessions of the Cutler Seminar. If you are writing the paper under the supervision of a Berkeley Law faculty member, please identify that person in the abstract.
    • 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 antitrust; 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, such as a seminar, independent study, or law journal.

Additional InformationPlease visit the Cutler Fellows website or the Salzburg Global Seminar website, or please contact Ms. Toni Mendicino (
Salzburg Cutler Fellows 2024 Program Details and Salzburg Global Cutler Fellows 2024 Program Brochure in PDF format for reference.