Seyed Masoud Noori

Dr. Noori is a Global Academy Scholar in partnership with the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).  He is also a scholar in residence at New York University School of Law.  His other recent academic posts include positions at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), NYU Law School, Emory Law School, and National University of Ireland, Galway. Prior to 2010, Masoud was a faculty member at Mofid University, Qom, Iran, where he served at the Center for Human Rights Studies (2004-2009) in several leadership positions, including establishing the first law clinic in Iran (2007).

Dr. Noori is a law professor, Islamic issues researcher, and journalist focusing on the relationship between Islamic law/Sharia and the international human rights law system. In addition to a Ph.D. in Private Law, he has more than 20 years of experience in studying, teaching, and researching Islam at Qom Seminary, including nine years at the level of ijtihad in jurisprudence and principles of jurisprudence. His interests include legal clinics and clinical legal education, children’s rights, Islam and the environmental crisis, interfaith dialogue, constitutions in Muslim countries, religion, and politics in the Middle East.