PUBLISHED:October 15, 2018

Salzburg Global Seminar / Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows in International Law - Call for Applications

Call for Applications

Salzburg Global Seminar / Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows in International Law

February 21–23, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Duke Law School is accepting applications for the 2019 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program in International Law. Up to five 2L and 3L and qualified LLM students will be selected to participate. The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program brings together 50 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 men and women interested in careers in international practice and public service. Cutler Fellows are also invited to apply for scholarships to attend seminars in Salzburg, Austria, on topics relevant to their papers and professional interests.

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 15, 2019, for review by the other participants and a group of outstanding law professors, judges and practitioners.

Two-day program includes a Thursday night welcome dinner, all-day Friday session at the US Institute for Peace including speakers and break-out sessions for consideration of student papers, a Friday night networking dinner, and a Saturday program.

What Is the Cost? Duke Law will subsidize the cost of transportation and up to two nights of accommodation in Washington, D.C. Meals will be provided by the Salzburg Global Seminar.

Who Can Apply? The program is open to 2L, 3L and LLM students only. Students with strong international experience and/or backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. A maximum of five students will be accepted.

How Do I Apply? Please submit the following documents to Balfour Smith ( by November 5, 2018 extended to November 19, 2018:

1) Cover letter explaining your background and interest in the Cutler Program
2) Unofficial transcript
3) Resume or CV
4) One-page abstract describing the research topic/paper you would wish to present during the breakout sessions of the Cutler Seminar. 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.

Questions? Please contact Balfour Smith at

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