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​Salzburg Global Seminar Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows in International Law and Public Service

March 11-27, 2021
(Virtual Event) 

Call for Applications:


Michigan Law is accepting applications for the 2021 Salzburg Lloyd N. Cutler Fellows Program.  Four 2L, 3L and/or LL.M. students will be selected to participate.  The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program brings together 56 of the nation's top law students with leading academics, judges, and practitioners in the fields of private and public international law.  The multi-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 presentation by each Fellow of a paper, to be submitted in a five-to-eight-page executive-summary for review by the other participants and a group of outstanding law professors, judges and practitioners.  A two-page abstract of the paper is required to be submitted as part of your application for nomination by Michigan Law School.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, March 11 (7-9 pm EST): Informal opening ceremony, mixer for students
  • Saturday, March 13 (1-4 pm EST): Group A paper workshop session with professors
  • Thursday, March 18 (7-9 pm EST): Exclusive lecture/panel for Cutler Fellows 2021, speaker(s) TBA
  • Saturday, March 20 (1-4 pm EST): Group B paper workshop session with professors
  • Thursday, March 25 (7-9 pm EST): Annual Salzburg Cutler Lecture and networking event
  • Saturday, March 27 (1-4 pm EST): Knowledge Café session and Closing Remarks

Who is eligible to apply?
2L, 3L and LLM students are invited to apply.  Students with strong international experience and/or backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.  A maximum of four students will be nominated by Michigan Law School.

Application Details
The following documents are required:

1. Cover letter explaining your background and interest in the Cutler Program
2. Unofficial Michigan Law School transcript printed from Wolverine Access (Attention LLM students: Please provide a copy of transcripts for all university-level education. In addition, please submit your Michigan Law School transcript, so we know what courses you took for the Fall term.)
3. Resume or C.V.
4. Two-page abstract (see details below)

Application Deadline
The application deadline is Monday, January 4, 2021 at 5pm EST. Please email all of the above in a single PDF to Elizabeth Snook ( by 5pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Details for the two-page abstract:
The abstract should describe 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. Students are encouraged to submit abstracts based on articles or papers in development for other purposes – e.g.  seminar, independent study, law review.

Want additional information?
Visit the Cutler Fellows Website
Visit the Salzburg Global Seminar Website

For answers to other questions, please contact Elizabeth Snook ( in the Center for International and Comparative Law.