Salzburg Cutler Law Fellows Program
The Future of International Law
So-called “super lawyer” Lloyd N. Cutler may have passed away in 2005, but the legacy of the long-serving Salzburg Global Chairman lives on through the Cutler Law Fellows Program for the brightest young legal minds.
“Lloyd believed passionately in the role that law plays in nation-building, and in the roles lawyers could play in facilitating solutions to the world’s most pressing problems,” Salzburg President Stephen L. Salyer stated in his opening remarks of the inaugural session of the Cutler Law Fellows Program, named in honor of the so-called “last super lawyer” Lloyd N. Cutler.
Besides being a top lawyer and counselor to two US presidents, Cutler made a point of bringing together international judges and young practitioners during his years as Salzburg Global Chairman. Many successful lawyers across the world recall their Salzburg experience as highly influential in developing their legal perspective, global networks and career path.
This legacy continues through the Cutler Law Fellows Program. The program, launched in 2012, is creating an elite group of young lawyers, poised to rise quickly to positions of leadership in international law, business and public service. It now annually brings together 45 of the best young legal minds from ten of the top US law schools (Chicago, Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, NYU, Penn, Stanford, Virginia, and Yale) to encourage the careers of this exceptional group of lawyers.
Originally just a one-day session, the program has since expanded into a weekend-long program, based in Washington, DC, incorporating lectures by leading faculty from partner schools and renowned practitioners such as international jurist, Richard Goldstone, and former head of the WTO appellate body, James Bacchus, with in-depth working groups, and networking events with highlevel faculty and sponsoring law firms.
Cutler Fellows also engage in pre-session work, writing papers on the use of force, humanitarian law and human rights; international economic, investment and monetary law; international trade, antitrust and anti-corruption law; international courts, institutions and international relations; and rule of law and comparative constitutionalism. These ideas are further refined through peer and faculty review in group work for possible publication in leading law journals.
The Cutler Law Fellows become part of the wider Salzburg Global Fellowship, and, as such, the program includes an invitation to the annual Lloyd N. Cutler Lecture on the Rule of Law (See BELOW), offering them access to a global network of peers and senior academics and practitioners – necessary for successful careers in international law today.
Ultimately, the Cutler Law Fellows Program will build a network of outstanding young lawyers who, much like Cutler himself, will go on to advise and mentor others, and help shape international law and legal institutions for decades to come.
For further information, please see: www.SalzburgGlobal.org/go/CutlerFellows