The Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) manages Georgetown Law’s participation in the annual Salzburg Global Cutler Fellows Program. In previous years, the program has examined critical issues shaping today’s international law agenda and creates a network of men and women interested in careers in international practice, scholarship, and public service.

Up to five Georgetown students are generally selected to participate each year from the 2L, 3L, and LL.M. classes. Cutler Fellows are also invited to apply for scholarships to serve as rapporteurs at other Salzburg Global seminars in Austria, networking with global leaders in a range of key issue areas. A critical component of the Cutler Fellows program is that each student presents a paper (or a substantive executive summary thereof) they have written to a small group of other fellows and faculty.

Apply for the 2024 Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program

Who can apply?

Please note that this program is open to 2L and 3L students. Eligibility is extended on a highly exceptional basis to LLM students upon nomination by their law school and approval by the faculty chair. Students with strong international experience and/or backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. A maximum of four Georgetown Law students will be admitted.

How do I apply?

Please click here to apply for the 2024 Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program. Applications for the 2024 Cutler Fellows Program must be submitted as a single PDF by December 29, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. EST and include:

  1. Cover letter explaining your background and interest in the Cutler Program
  2. Unofficial transcript
  3. Resume or CV
  4. Two-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 and 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.

Students are encouraged to submit abstracts based on articles or papers in development for other purposes – e.g. seminar, independent study, law review.