The Law and Public Affairs Discussion Group (LPA) is a student-led discussion group that aims to give postgraduate students an opportunity to present research in progress in an informal and supportive setting. Unlike other law faculty discussion groups, its primary focus is on providing students with a chance to present drafts of work which they would like to develop further, whether into a thesis chapter, conference paper, article, or a blog post. We envisage that students will use the group as a starting point to allow them to gain experience and confidence in presenting their work. The group will meet every other week during term time to discuss a presentation made by a graduate student on legal research that relates to public issues broadly defined, encompassing subjects such as human rights, public international law, public law, EU law, jurisprudence and political philosophy, and comparative law. The discussion group hopes to help graduate research students to gain feedback on their work, whilst contributing to the Oxford law community by creating a regular opportunity for law students across different subject areas and at different points in their research to meet each other.