UCL Faculty of Laws

Mr Niko Pavlopoulos

Mr Niko Pavlopoulos

Teaching Fellow

Faculty of Laws


Joined UCL
1st Apr 2016

Research summary

Doctoral research

  • Thesis title: The Identity of Governments in International Law
  • Thesis aim: to provide an account of the rules of international law concerning the identity of the governments of states in international law
  • Supervisors: Professor Roger O’Keefe; Professor Alex Mills
  • Examiners: Professor Marko Milanovic; Dr Martins Paparinskis 
  • Funding: Economic and Social Research Council Studentship; UCL Faculty of Laws

Teaching summary

UCL (2017–2021)

  • Public International Law (LLB): lectures and tutorials
  • Public Law (LLB): tutorials
  • War and International Law (MA): lecture and seminars
  • International Human Rights (Widening Access and Participation scheme)

Durham University (2019–2021)

  • Public International Law (LLB): lectures and tutorials

  • International Human Rights (LLB): tutorials
  • Fundamental Issues in International Legal Governance (LLM): convenor and sole instructor

University of Surrey (2017–8)
  •  Public International Law I (LLB): convenor and sole instructor


Niko is an Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice. He was previously a Teaching Fellow at UCL, where he principally taught international law. He was also a Teaching Fellow at Durham Law School. He holds a PhD and an LLM (Distinction) from UCL, both in international law. Niko completed his LLB (First Class Honours) at the University of Southampton, with a year abroad at KU Leuven (Belgium).

Niko has been a Project Co-ordinator for the UCL Public International Law Pro Bono Project (2017–9), co-Academic Editor of the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (2016–7), and a coach (2015–7) and judge (2018–2021) for the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Niko has also worked with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute. He has also been a research assistant to a number of academics and practitioners.