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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.




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. Azinge Epiphany, SAN  Prof. Epiphany Azinge SAN
Director General, NIALS

Fellows of the Institute

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”).....

Schedule of Courses 2012

The institute has a Schedule of running Courses for 2012.

Programme contents
First Semester
-Perspectives on Legislative Drafting
-The Drafting Process
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Programme Contents
First Semester
-Introduction to Legislative Drafting
-Drafting and Ancillary Processes...more

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Current Events
16th – 18th April 2014Legal Writing Skills for LawyersLagos...more
14th -15th April 2014International Conference on Foreign Investment/ Arbitration SummitAbuja...more
22nd -25th AprilIntensive Course in Legislative DraftingLagos...more
28th April – 29th May 2014Paralegal Training CourseLagos...more
24th – 25th AprilTraining Workshop for Superior Court Judges on Capital MarketsAbuja...more
5th -9th May 2014Intensive Course in Alternative Dispute ResolutionLagos...more
12th -16th MayTraining for Investigating and Prosection of financial Crime Workshop ...more
7th May 2014New Frontiers Lecture ...more
19th -21st MayGovernment Legal Advisers/ Law Officers CourseLagos...more
22nd May 2014State of the Institute Lecture ...more

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