The inaugural ILSA-IBA webcast - view webcast

 Justice Goldstone and Dean Peil consider the issues raised by the 2012 Philip C Jessup International Moot Court Compromis, with Q&A.

The International Law Students’ Association (ILSA) and the International Bar Association (IBA) are proud to present the inaugural ILSA-IBA Jessup Compromis Panel Discussion.

During the panel discussion, Justice Richard Goldstone and Dean Michael Peil considered the issues raised by the 2012 Jessup Compromis, and answered questions from viewers. The discussion was chaired by Joe Terrenzio, ILSA’s Jessup Competition Coordinator.



Justice Goldstone, previously a South African Constitutional Court Judge, former Chief Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, is also a past IBA Human Rights Institute Co-Chair. Justice Goldstone has been involved in human rights interventions and missions in almost all parts of the world. Justice Goldstone served as National President of the National Institute of Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation of Offenders (NICRO) and Chairperson of the Bradlow Foundation, a charitable educational trust. He founded and for some years chaired the board of the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA). He was a member of the International Group of Advisors of the Committee of the Red Cross and a member of the Committee appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to investigate allegations regarding the Iraq Oil for Food Programme. In 2009 Justice Goldstone led an independent fact finding mission created by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate international human rights and humanitarian law violations related to the Gaza War. Additionally, Justice Goldstone has chaired the IBA Task Force on Terrorism. Justice Goldstone has been a visiting Professor at New York University, Fordham, Harvard and Georgetown law schools.


Michael Peil is the Associate Dean for International Programs and a Lecturer in Law at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.   From 2001 to 2006, he served as Executive Director of the International Law Students Association and as global administrator of the Jessup Competition.  In 2007, he was author of the Jessup Compromis, The Case Concerning the Rotian Union, and has served as an editor of several other Jessup Problems.  Dean Peil teaches European Union Law, International Law, and Professional Responsibility.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.  He has been a Jessup competitor, coach, judge, and bailiff, and presently serves on ILSA’s Board of Directors.


Joe Terrenzio, ILSA’s Jessup Competition Coordinator.

Discussion panel moderator