PIL Research Seminars



Public International Law Research Seminars

The Public International Law Research Seminars are at the heart of PIL@Oxford research.

These seminars are open to Oxford research (MPhil and DPhil) students and Faculty members working in international law, as well as to visiting scholars. The seminars offer an opportunity for members of the Oxford PIL research community to present their work - at various stages - to fellow students and academics in a friendly and informal atmosphere. If students have a PIL component in their research, but are not currently on the Research Seminar mailing list, please contact the PIL Research Assistant (details below) or pil@law.ox.ac.uk​.

The PIL Research Seminars are currently held in The Dorfman Centre, St. Peter's College, and online via Zoom. Joining instructions are sent by email to all those on the Research Seminar mailing list.

These seminars are held weekly during term time, on Wednesday mornings from 09.30 to 10.30am. Each week a researcher makes a brief presentation on the subject of their research and the topic is then opened for discussion. This is one of the liveliest and most searching forums for discussion of international law in the University, and it is an excellent way of keeping up-to-date in the subject and honing analytical and presentation skills.

Schedule for Michaelmas Term 2022

Week 1: 12 October 2022
Yue Cao; Alyssa Glass – Introductions to research projects

Week 2: 19 October 2022
Yu-Hsiang Huang; Lara Ibrahim; Pinar Özcan – Introductions to research projects

Week 3: 26 October 2022
Li-Yen Peng; Jessica Sutton – Introductions to research projects

Week 4: 2 November 2022
Mauricio Garetto Boeri – Lost in Translation: On the different meanings of constitutionalism and ‘constitutionalisation’ beyond the state and some of their implications

Week 5: 9 November 2022
Xuan Shao – Comparative Law and International Investment Law

Week 6: 16 November 2022
Baine Kerr – The International Maritime Organization's Legal Duty to Mitigate Climate Change

Week 7: 23 November 2022
Nikola Hajdin – Neutral business assistance and the limits of complicity in international criminal law

Week 8: 30 November 2022
*** Seminar cancelled due to strike action ***

Further information about the PIL Research Seminars

If you would like more information about the PIL Research Seminars, or to join the PIL Research Seminar mailing list, please contact the PIL Research Assistant in the first instance:

PIL Research Assistant: Natasha Holcroft-Emmess.

Senior Faculty Member: Professor Lavanya Rajamani.