Laya Joneydi

Laya Joneidi (Persian: لعیا جنیدی‎) is an Iranian lawyer and associate professor of private law at University of Tehran[1] who is currently serving as the vice president for legal affairs in the administration of President Hassan Rouhani.[2]

Laya Joneydi
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Vice President of Iran for Legal Affairs
Assumed office
9 August 2017
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMajid Ansari
Personal details
Alma materUniversity of Tehran
  • Lawyer
  • academic

From 2002 to 2003, she worked on research "A Comparative Study of Commercial Arbitration in Islamic Law and Other Major Contemporary Legal Systems" at Harvard Law School.[1]


Joneydi maintains that procedural justice is "inquisitorial and accusatorial".[3] She believes "there is no hindrance that prevents women from serving in judicial posts in Islam".[4]


  1. ^ a b "People". Harvard Law School. 9 August 2017. Archived from the original on 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Iran's President Hassan Rouhani names two female Vice Presidents". The Indian Express. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Principle of Independence and Impartiality of the Judge: A Comparative Study - Dr. Laya Joneydi, Tehran University, Tehran". The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL). 1 December 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  4. ^ Sohaib Naim (28 September 2007). "Iranian Professor Discusses Women and Law". The Oberlin Review. Retrieved 9 August 2017.

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