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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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Between Tuesday, 9th and Thursday, 11th May, 2017, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in conjunction with the Africa Alliance Partnership of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) organised a three-day Workshop on  Oral Advocacy in Nigeria.

CWAG is a US-based bipartisan group comprised of the chief legal officers of 15 Western States and three Pacific territories. CWAG’s primary function is to provide a forum for chief legal officers of member states and jurisdictions to cultivate knowledge, cooperate on concerns and coordinate actions which improve the quality of legal services available to members.

The Workshop covered the following topics: Direct examination; Cross examination and impeachment by inconsistent statement; Presenting evidence; Arguing motions, objections and hearings and Final written addresses. The mode of learning at the Workshop included interactive presentations, case studies, practical sessions/mock trials. The participants are greatly enlightened as the rich sessions were designed to equip participants with sufficient knowledge, depth and expertise required to effect positive change presenting their cases in court.

Cutting edge presentations at the Workshop were made by both local and international seasoned litigators and prosecutors including Bill Wynhoff and Scott Erickson (who were CWAG facilitators); Fola Arthur-Worrey; Chief Anthony Idigbe SAN and Mr Alex Muoka.

The Workshop evidences the growing reputation of NIALS among local and international partners as an Institute that can be relied on for delivering its mandate of offering mandatory professional development training for lawyers.

The Workshop which held at the Ayo Ajomo Auditorium, NIALS, University of Lagos Campus, Akoka, Lagos had lawyers from the public and private sector in attendance as participants. Some law students were also invited to attend to nurture their oral advocacy skills at an early age.  

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