Salzburg Cutler Fellowship Program

Berkeley Law is accepting applications for the 2021 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program in International Law.  Up to four 2L, 3L, and LL.M. students will be selected to participate in this program, which this year will be held virtually from March 11-27, 2021. The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program brings together approximately 50 of the nation’s top law students with leading academics, judges, and practitioners in the fields of private and public international law. It 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 by February 17, 2021, for review by the other participants and a group of outstanding law professors, judges and practitioners.

  • The tentative schedule for the event is as follows:
    Thursday, March 11 (7 – 9 pm EST): Informal opening ceremony, mixer for students
  • Saturday, March 13 (1 – 4 pm EST): Group A paper workshop session with professors
  • Thursday, March 18 (7 – 9 pm EST): Exclusive lecture/panel for Cutler Fellows 2021
  • Saturday, March 20 (1 – 4 pm EST): Group B paper workshop session with professors
  • Thursday, March 25 (7 – 9 pm EST): Annual Salzburg Cutler Lecture and networking event
  • Saturday, March 27 (1 – 4 pm EST): Knowledge Café session and Closing remarks

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.  However, the Program further specifies that “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 ( by Monday, January 4, 2021:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Prof. Laurel Fletcher) explaining your background and interest in the Cutler Program
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Resume 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 (

Click here to download the flyer in PDF format.