Thursday, March 1, 2018

Students Attend Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program

Credit: Salzburg Global Seminar/Tom Hausman

Students from Yale Law School were selected to join their peers from 10 other leading U.S. law schools in Washington, D.C. last weekend to explore the future of public and private international law at the sixth annual Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program.

Students included Varun Char ’19, Srinath Reddy Kethireddy ’19, Brian Mund ’18, Beatrice Walton ’18, and Mattie Wheeler ’18. They were joined by faculty representative, Mindy Roseman, Director of International Law Programs and Director of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights.

On February 23-24, the Cutler Fellows engaged with prominent legal professionals and public servants, including Diane Wood, Chief Judge of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals; William H. Webster, former FBI and CIA director; and Ivan Šimonović, the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect.

The Fellows also worked with faculty advisors from each of the participating law schools—which also included Columbia University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, New York University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Virginia—to sharpen their research papers tackling issues in international law ranging from trade and investment law to the law of war. The sixth cohort of Cutler Fellows collectively represented 23 countries, including Argentina, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Pakistan, as well as the U.S.

At the end of this year’s program, Stephen L. Salyer, Salzburg Global Seminar President and co-founder of the Lloyd N. Cutler Center for the Rule of Law, announced the opportunity for students to submit applications to travel to Salzburg, Austria—the home of Salzburg Global Seminar—in May 2018 to serve as rapporteur at this year’s high-level meeting of the Public Sector Strategy Network.

“This program is unlike anything else in the world, and beyond what even the top law schools can offer,” said William W. Burke-White, Penn Law’s Richard Perry Professor and Faculty Chair of the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program. “The Fellows interact closely with top specialists in their fields of interest and scholarship, and gain access to a lasting network of peers and mentors.”