Dr Martins Paparinskis is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at University College London.  He is a Book Review Editor of the Journal of World Investment and Trade, a member of the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, a member of the International Law Association's Study Group on the Use of Domestic Law Principles for the Development of International Law, a member of the International Law Association's Committee on Non-State Actors, and a member of the Council of Independent Experts in International and European law with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia. In January 2014, he was designated to the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

The Public International Law Discussion Group at the University of Oxford is a key focal point for PIL@Oxford. The PIL Discussion Group hosts a weekly speaker event and light lunch at All Souls College, Oxford. Topics involve contemporary and challenging issues in international law. Speakers include distinguished international law practitioners, academics, and legal advisers from around the world. The discussion group's meetings are part of the programme of the British Branch of the International Law Association and are supported by the Law Faculty and Oxford University Press. The group typically meets each Thursday during Oxford terms in The Old Library in All Souls College, with lunch commencing at 12:30. The speaker will commence at 12:45 and speak for about forty minutes, allowing about twenty five minutes for questions and discussion. The meeting should conclude before 2:00. Practitioners, academics and students from within and outside the University of Oxford are all welcome. No RSVP is necessary. Join the PIL Email List to receive information about the PIL Discussion Group meetings, as well as other PIL@Oxford news. Most of the seminars are available as podcasts.