About the Institute

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 Faculties of Law, so that all postgraduate work could be undertaken there under the joint auspices of the most experienced and learned academic lawyers available in the country, whether indigenous or foreign.

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Our Degree Courses

Choose from postgraduate courses, Continuing professional development (CPD), online distance learning and short courses.

Post Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting (PGDLD)


Masters Degree in Legislative Drafting (LLM)


Doctor of Philosophy in Legislative Drafting (Ph.D)

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The Senate Confirms Professor Bolaji Owasanoye as ICPC Chairman

The Senate on Thursday, 20th December, 2018 confirmed the appointment of Professor Bolaji Owasanoye as Chairman

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Training Workshop On Administration Of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA)...

NIALS trains Judicial Officers, prosecutors and Defence lawyers in the South Eastern Geo-political zone

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NIALS Holds Training Workshop on the Administration of Criminal...


The Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) was signed into law in May, 2015

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The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 was enacted to promote transparency and access to information by members of the public and other interested persons. This training offers participants the opportunity of understanding the scope and application of the Act, its exceptions and procedures for accessing information. Find expected training modules below:

Litigation challenges on FOI Issues; Proactive Disclosures: Creative Methods; Requests for Information and Steps to Response; Balancing the Public Interest to Disclose or Not; Exemptions Scheme under the FOI Act; Whistle Blower Protection and the FOI; Official Secrets and Classification of Official Records; Institutional and Reporting Requirements and so on.


The online training course on Assets Forfeiture is designed to cover the practice and procedures relating to seizure and forfeiture of proceeds of crime. Expected modules to be covered in the training course are as follows:

Statutory Regime Regulating Forfeiture and Management of Proceeds of Crime in Nigeria; Forfeiture of the Proceeds of Crime: Human Rights Perspective; Typology of Predicate Crimes under Nigeria Law; Anti-money Laundering Compliance and Tracing of Assets; Defending an Asset Forfeiture Claim; Asset Recovery and Requests for Mutual Legal Assistance; Drafting Indictments in Money Laundering Cases; Enforcing  Forfeiture and Confiscation Orders.