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Our Vision

To be a world class institution that is the primary source of information, training and advice at the highest level of policy formulation on legal matters, effectively impacting on local and international institutions in the development of law.

Motto: KNOWLEDGE THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE  

 

History

The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is Nigeria's apex institution for research and advanced studies in law. It was a brainchild of the legal academic community established in March 1979. One of the main ideas in founding the Institute was to establish it as the centre for advanced legal research for all the Nigerian universities with .....more

Our Mission 

NIALS Anthem

Ever questioning,
Ever probing,
Nigerian institute of advanced legal studies!
Vision foretold by founding fathers,
Ideas nurtured by patriotic fervor,
Urging us to make the difference
And be the nucleus of legal studies,
With passion and hope our mandate deliver
And be the best that we can be;
A truly world class institution,
Nigeria’s law abode!


Prof. DEJI ADEKUNLE  Prof. DEJI ADEKUNLE
Director General, NIALS

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Publication
The Institute publishes a number of journals and findings to dissiminate research findings, among such publications are:
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                            Enabling Act

An Act to establish the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies to be responsible amongst other things, for the conduct of research into any branch of law with a view to applying the result in the interest of Nigeria, providing information, supervision, guidance and advice to post-graduate students and other researchers in the field of law and law related subjects
Commencement: [27th June, 1984]
1. Establishment of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
(1) There is hereby established an institute to be known as the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (in this Act referred to as “the Institute”).....
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Schedule of Courses 2012

The institute has a Schedule of running Courses for 2012.

POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING(PGDLD)
Programme contents
First Semester
-Perspectives on Legislative Drafting
-The Drafting Process
-Legislative Style... more

MASTERS DEGREE IN LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING (LLM)
Programme Contents
First Semester
-Introduction to Legislative Drafting
-Drafting and Ancillary Processes...more

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Current Events
DateTitleVenue 
4th -8th August 2014Environmental Law & Climate ChangeAyo Ajomo Auditorium, Unilag Campus, Lagos...more
11st -15th August 20148th Training Course in International Criminal Justice & its AdministrationAyo Ajomo Auditorium, Unilag Campus, Lagos...more
18th – 20th August 2014Workshop on Strategic Planning and Management in Legislative Assemblies ...more
25th – 27th August 2014Workshop on International Investment & Investors State ArbitrationAyo Ajomo Auditorium, Unilag Campus, Lagos...more
1st – 5th September 2014Legal Writing Skills for Lawyers.Ayo Ajomo Auditorium, Unilag Campus, Lagos...more
22nd – 26th September 2014 34th Advanced Course in Practice and Procedure Module IIAyo Ajomo Auditorium, Unilag Campus, Lagos...more
15th – 19th September 2014NIALS/CPC Training Course in Consumer Protection Law and PolicyAyo Ajomo Auditorium, Unilag Campus, Lagos...more
8th – 12th September 201429th Course in Drafting Commercial Agreement & BankingAyo Ajomo Auditorium, Unilag Campus, Lagos...more
6th – 8th October 2014Training Course in Intellectual PropertyAyo Ajomo Auditorium, Unilag Campus, Lagos...more
13th – 17th October 2014NIALS Training Course in Freedom of Information and its ApplicationAyo Ajomo Auditorium, Unilag Campus, Lagos...more
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