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|President of Judicial Yuan|
1 October 2007 – 18 July 2010
|Preceded by||Weng Yueh-sheng|
|Succeeded by||Rai Hau-min|
|Vice Premier of the Republic of China|
6 October 2000 – 1 February 2002
|Preceded by||Chang Chun-hsiung|
|Succeeded by||Lin Hsin-i|
August 24, 1946 |
Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County, Taiwan
|Nationality||Republic of China|
|Alma mater||Harvard University (LL.D., LL.M.)
National Taiwan University (LL.M.)
National Chung Hsing University
Taiwan Provincial Ilan School of Agriculture and Forestry
Lai In-jaw (Chinese: 賴英照; pinyin: Laì Yīnzhaò) is a politician in the Republic of China. He was the former President of the Judicial Yuan as well as Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of China. He was the senior advisor to President Chen Shui-Bian for a short time before taking his position in Judicial Yuan.
Early life and education
Lai was born in Jiaoxi Township, Yilan County, Taiwan. He went to read law in the night school division of National Chung Hsing University (now National Taipei University) after graduating from Taiwan Provincial Ilan School of Agriculture and Forestry (now National Ilan University). After finishing his study in 1973, Lai proceeded to the National Taiwan University and completed a master's degree in law in 1976.
Lai taught at the College of Law and Business, National Chung Hsing University (now National Taipei University) from 1981 to 1984. After that, he took up various government posts in the Ministry of Finance. In October 2000 during the first term of President Chen Shui-bian, he became the Vice Premier under Premier Chang Chun-hsiung. He was succeeded by Lin Hsin-i in February 2002.
Appointed by President Chen in 2007, Lai was promoted to the President of Judicial Yuan, after serving as a judge since 2003. He stepped down in July 2010 as a result of corruption scandal among four judges of Taiwan Higher Court. He turned down the offer of Senior Advisors to the Office of the President of the Republic of China in the same year.
Lai now serves as a lecture professor of National Chung Hsing University, National Taipei University and Chung Yuan Christian University.
- The Honorable Justice Lai, In–Jaw Official Judicial Yuan bio