Students Delve Into International Law at Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program

<p>Yale Law School participants in the 2019 Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program (Credit:&nbsp;Salzburg Global Seminar/Maggie Spiller)</p>

Five students from Yale Law School joined their peers from 10 other top U.S. law schools in Washington, D.C. in February 2019 to explore the future of public and private international law at the seventh annual Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program.

Representing Yale at the program were Talya Lockman-Fine ’20, Mariana Olaizola Rosenblat ’19, Luís Terrinha ’19, Sonya Schoenberger ’20, and Sebastian Bates ’19. They were joined by faculty representative James Silk, Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights, who led a workshop on human rights and migration law. Yale Law School participants were among Cutler Fellows from 22 countries.

The Cutler Fellows program gives students the opportunity to interact closely with top specialists in their fields of interest and scholarship over a two-day period. Students met with leading legal professionals and public servants to discuss law and governance at a time when the rules-based international order is becoming further challenged. Speakers included Wendy Cutler, Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former diplomat and negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; John Bellinger, former U.S. legal adviser to the Department of State and the National Security Council; Kathy Ruemmler and C. Boyden Gray, White House counsels to Barack Obama and George H. W. Bush, respectively; and Judge William Webster, the former FBI and CIA director.

Established in 2012, the Cutler Fellows Program honors the legacy of Lloyd N. Cutler, the White House General Counsel to U.S. Presidents Carter and Clinton and the Chairman of the Board of Salzburg Global Seminar. The annual program collaborates with 11 U.S. law schools.