David Zandirad graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Law (magna cum laude) from the University of Lausanne, followed in 2017 by a Master of Law (magna cum laude) from the same university, with an exchange semester at the University of Zurich.
He then worked as a graduate assistant at the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne, where he gained experience as a teaching and research associate, especially in labor and employment law and human rights. He wrote a Ph. D. thesis entitled “La religion au travail” (“Religion at the Workplace”) under the supervision of Prof. Vincent Martenet, which he will defend in 2023. In this context, he was awarded a research grant to do a research study at the University of Montreal in Canada in 2022.
He also holds a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Law and Public Action from the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration in 2020.
While writing his Ph. D. thesis, David Zandirad worked for several years as a law clerk at the Northern Vaud District Court.
He has also given several conferences and taken part in several debates on the themes of freedom of religion and blasphemy, and regularly gives lectures on these issues at the Intercantonal Centre for Information on Beliefs.
David Zandirad’s professional languages are French, English and German.
He started his lawyer traineeship at CBWM & Associés in February 2023.