Cutler Fellows

Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program

The Salzburg Cutler Fellows series develops outstanding talents who will shape the future of the international rules-based order and government and judicial systems. Since 2012, it has convened annual cohorts of graduate students from 14 top US law schools to build leadership skills and networks across law and public service worldwide.

The Salzburg Cutler Fellows series is a one-of-a-kind program for students interested in international law and legal practice. Launched in the fall of 2012, the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program was named in memory of Lloyd N. Cutler, former White House Counsel for two presidents and Chairman of the Board of Salzburg Global Seminar. Cutler strongly believed that one of the keys to progress was the early identifying and mentoring of young leaders with a yearning to make the world a better place through law and the rule of law.

The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program convenes 56 students nominated by their law schools along with leading judges and practitioners for a highly interactive exploration of leading edge issues in international law, covering international human rights and humanitarian law; national security; international courts; rule of law; and international finance, monetary, and trade law. Guided by lawyers from a range of traditional and non-traditional areas, including some of the top international law firms in the US, the Salzburg Cutler Fellows receive advice on how to determine career goals, manage career trajectories, identify the jobs beyond the first horizon of job seeking post-law school, and how to expand and utilize professional networks. In addition to these high-level workshops, students receive feedback on their own original research and writing on topics concerning the development of both public and private international law. Salzburg Cutler Fellows automatically become members of the Salzburg Global Fellowship and its international network.

The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program is currently open to students from the following 14 US law schools: Berkeley, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Michigan, New York University, Northwestern, Penn, Stanford, Virginia, and Yale.

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Cutler Fellows Program Speakers Develop the Next Generation of "Superlawyers"

The Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program is bridging the gap in mentorship between law students and industry professionals.

Future Lawyers and Mentors Explore International Legal Challenges in Washington

Salzburg Cutler Fellows discuss how international law and legal systems can tackle challenges ranging from human rights to climate change and global economic issues

Lawyers for a Just Society – Top Law Students Meet for Annual Cutler Fellows Program

Law students from 14 US Law Schools meet in Washington, DC, for three days to discuss the future of public and private international law.

From the Archives - Justice Stephen Breyer Reflects on the "Modern Great American" Lloyd Cutler

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States pays tribute to Cutler

Wendy Cutler – Career Negotiator Analyzes the New Order in International Trade

Vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former US trade representative speaks at the seventh annual Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program

Promising Lawyers Inspired to Unlock Their Potential

Cutler Fellows leave Washington encouraged to leverage the law to strengthen communities around the world

On the Cutting Edge - Introducing This Year's Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program

Leading law students, faculty, and practitioners convene in Washington, DC, to build leadership skills and networks

James Thornton - The Law Can Help Us “Succeed in Saving Civilization”

Founder of ClientEarth delivers Eighth Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law and explains how to “use the power of the law to protect people and the planet”

Can Lawyers Save the Planet? 

This year’s Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law looks at how the law can help better protect our planet

Salzburg Global Fellows Sign Former US National Security Officials’ Letter to President Trump

Four members of the Salzburg Global community are among the 250 former US national security officials who have issued a rare public rebuke of a sitting US president, denouncing President Donald J. Trump for his withdrawal of John Brennan’s security clearance
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