Salzburg Cutler Fellowship Program

The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law is pleased to announce the three outstanding students representing Berkeley Law at the 2022 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program in International Law: Sara Jaramillo, Braden Leach, and Helena Von Nagy (JD, Class of 2022). This year’s program is being held from February 24–March 12, 2022. 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 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. Berkeley Law is pleased to announce eminent Professor Richard M. Buxbaum as its faculty representative this year.

The 2022 virtual program components will be spread over close to three weeks, February 24–March 12. Executive summaries are due by February 11 before the first full paper workshop on February 26.  The first two weeks will be held virtually on a Thursday/Saturday schedule (Feb 24/26 and March 3/5). There will be a keynote speaker on one of the Thursdays and paper workshopping sessions with professors on both Saturdays. On March 11 students will virtually meet with and hear from distinguished individuals; March 12 features a Knowledge Café and networking events..

Cost: Berkeley Law’s Miller Institute 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.  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 via email <> by Monday, January 3, 2022:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Prof. Richard Buxbaum) 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.