On 13 October, the fourth and final seminar in the series co-hosted by the Oxford Law Faculty’s Public International Law Group and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) on the work of the UN International Law Commission (ILC) took place at All Souls College. Organized by Professor Dapo Akande and Dr Eirik Bjorge with colleagues from the FCO, this seminar examined the past, present, and future of the ILC, asking how one can get the most from the body that the world community has tasked with the task of codifying and progressively developing international law. Attendees at the seminar included, Sir Christopher Greenwood, the UK Judge on the International Court of Justice; Miguel de Serpa Soares, Legal Counsel to the UN; Professor Catherine Redgwell, Chichele Professor of International Law; several current and former members of the ILC; and no fewer than four serving or former Principal Legal Advisers to the FCO, as well as legal advisers of other states and academic international lawyers.