Students Participate in Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program

Jacqueline Dejournett, Rebecca Lamb, Sarah Houston and Ray Hou

Jacqueline Dejournett ’20, Rebecca Lamb ’21, Sarah Houston ’20 and Ray Hou ’21 attended the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program. Photo courtesy of Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program

March 11, 2020

Four University of Virginia School of Law students recently attended the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program, which gives students from leading law schools the opportunity to establish connections and expand their interest in international law.

Jacqueline Dejournett ’20, Ray Hou ’21, Sarah Houston ’20 and Rebecca Lamb ’21 were among 56 law students representing 13 countries who attended the seminar Feb. 20-22 in Washington, D.C.

Professor Ashley Deeks, a former adviser with the State Department, served as faculty adviser.

UVA Law partners with 13 other top law schools in the Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program. It was started in 2012 to allow students to explore cutting-edge issues in international law with faculty and practitioners, who also advise students on their careers.

Fellows received individual critiques on their student papers from faculty of the participating law schools, as well as further advice on how to seek publication in journals. This year’s papers covered diverse topics, ranging from domestic violence, to LGBTQ rights activism, to international environment criminal law and investment, and sovereign lending in Africa.

“The highlight of the program for me has been having the opportunity to meet such a diverse array of students, faculty and experts,” Dejournett said. “I’ve been able to learn from them and their areas of research and expertise, but also get to know them outside of an academic arena, and hear about their experiences both at work and in academia.”

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