Deadline: January 07, 2015

Harvard Law School is accepting applications for the 2014-15 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program. Five 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 women and men 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 an article-length paper by graduation. At the conference itself, a preliminary draft of the paper or a 5-8 page executive summary will be circulated to other program participants. Each Fellow’s roject will receive feedback from other similarly-interested participants and law professors / practitioners.

On Day 1 (Friday, Feb. 20) Small group sessions consider each student paper, discussing and making suggestions to improve it.   Short talks, panels, and networking opportunities are interspersed, featuring eminent practitioners. A dinner for fellows and faculty will be held Friday evening.

On Day 2 (Saturday, Feb. 21) The morning is devoted to “Looking Beyond Law School.” The program will adjourn at noon.

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 strong international experience and/or backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference is given to J.D. students, especially those in their   2L year. A maximum of five HLS students will be nominated, and the application process is competitive.

How Do I Apply?

Please submit the following to Marina Apostol (mapostol@law.harvard.edu) by Wed, January 7 at 12:00 p.m.

  1. a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the Salzburg Cutler Program
  2. unofficial transcript
  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:
  • humanitarian law, human rights, and use of force,

  • international economic, investment and monetary law,

  • international trade, anti-corruption and anti-trust,

  • international institutions and international relations, and

  • rule of law and comparative constitutionalism.

You may submit via email or hard copies. If by email, please note “Salzburg Cutler Fellows application” in the subject heading. If by hard copy, please drop off five (5) copies of your application materials at Griswold North. 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 paper

Questions? Please feel free to contact Prof. Mark Wu (mwu@law.harvard.edu) with any questions or Dean Rosenberg (3L) (drosenberg@jd15.law.harvard.edu) about his past experience as a Salzburg Cutler Fellow.

Applidation deadline is January 7, 2015

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