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Call for Applications: Salzburg Cutler Fellows in International Law

December 7, 2018

What is the Fellowship? The Salzburg Global Seminar is an independent non-profit designed to create future leaders. It runs the Lloyd Cutler Fellows Program, which brings together 55 of the nation’s top law students for a two-day program with leading academics and practitioners in the fields of private and public international law. The aim is two-fold: (1) to create a network of women and men interested in careers in international practice and public service, and (2) to provide an opportunity for promising future leaders to gain academic feedback and career advice from established international law scholars and practitioners.

On Day 1 (Friday, Feb. 22) Participants will circulate draft papers or 5-8 page executive summaries in advance.Small-group sessions to provide feedback on papers, interspersed with short talks, panels, and networking opportunities, featuring eminent practitioners.A dinner for fellows and faculty will be held Friday evening.

On Day 2 (Saturday, Feb. 23) Career-related discussions with practitioners from different fields of international law, with a morning devoted to “looking beyond law school.”

What is the Cost? Harvard Law School will cover the cost of transportation and one night of accommodation in Washington, D.C. Meals will be provided by the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Who Can Apply? This program is open to 2L and 3L students,as well as LL.M. and S.J.D. students. Students with a strong desire to pursue a career in international law are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference is given to J.D. students. A maximum of five HLS students will be nominated.

How Do I Apply? Please submit the following to Marina Apostol (mapostol@law.harvard.edu) via email in PDF format by Friday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m.

  1. a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the SalzburgCutler Program
  2. unofficial transcript (Note: LL.M. students should provide a list of their 1st semester classes & professors)
  3. resume or CV
  4. a copy of the draft paper or a 5-8 page executive summary of the paper that you would like to present. Please note the name of your faculty supervisor for your project on the paper itself or in your cover letter. Projects 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 anti-trust, iv) international institutions and international relations, and v) rule of law and comparative constitutionalism.

Selection is based on a combination of commitment to international law and academic promise. Students are encouraged to submit articles or papers in development for other purposes (e.g., seminar papers, independent study, law review notes, LL.M. long papers). Articles/papers should be academically-oriented. The draft submitted can be incomplete.