Salzburg Cutler Fellowship Program

The Future of Public and Private International Law
February 20-22, 2020
Washington DC

Application deadline: November 8, 2019

Berkeley Law is accepting applications for the 2020 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program in International Law. Up to four 2L, 3L, and LLM students will be selected to participate in this program in Washington, DC from February 20-22, 2020. The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program brings together approximately fifty of the nation’s top law students with leading academics, judges, and practitioners in the fields of private and public international law. The two-day 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 by January 16, 2020, for review by the other participants and a group of outstanding law professors, judges and practitioners.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

  • Thursday, February 20: Welcome dinner
  • Friday, February 21: Small-group sessions to workshop each student paper; short talks, panels, and networking opportunities; dinner for fellows and faculty
  • Saturday, February 22: Program on “Looking Beyond Law School”; the program will adjourn at noon.

Cost: Berkeley Law will cover 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 2L, 3L, and LLM students only. 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 four following documents in one PDF to Assistant Dean Terrence Galligan ( by November 8, 2019:

  • Cover letter 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, law journal.

Additional Information:

Please visit the Cutler Fellows website or the Salzburg Global Seminar website, or please contact Terry Galligan at

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