Dr Bighdeli has never commented on current political matters but it is
said that the reason for his forced retirement is his wide opposition
to the admittance of some students to the doctoral programs at the law
school of this university. As an example, last year a young woman who
was the daughter of a prominent cleric, was given admission to the
doctoral program at the school while she only held an honors degree in
the recitation of the Quran but who had not taken a single course in
the Master’s program for international law.