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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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Another Mile Stone For NIALS

The Director General Professor Adedeji Adekunle and the HOD Private and Property Law , Prof Adewapo Adebambo were on Monday the 18th of September Conferred with the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

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Three NIALS Research Fellows Present Papers At The Law...

Three Research Fellows from the Institute were among the six Nigerians who presented papers at the Law & Development Conference that was held in Cape town, South Africa on the 7th and 8th September, 2017.

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DG NIALS Serves As A Panelist At The Oakwell...

The Director-General, Professor Adedeji Adekunle, SAN was a panelist at a Mediation Conference organised by Oakwell Partners which held on Thursday 14th September 2017 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos State.

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NIALS Participates At The African Bar Conference Which Held...

The African Bar Conference is an annual event held for lawyers all over Africa. The Theme of this years Conference is “Dissecting the Legal and Regulatory

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Report Of The Public Dissemination Of The Research Report...

The event was to disseminate the report on the Research Carried out by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in Collaboration with

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NIALS Professor Appointed ICPC Chairman

Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, former the Director of Research and Taslim Elias Distinguished Professor of Law, NIALS has been appointed by the Acting

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The MacArthur Foundation recently announced nearly $9 million in funding to advance accountability and anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria. The grants are part of the Foundation’s On Nigeria grant making, which seeks to reduce corruption by building an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in the country.

 The NIALS Project aims to support the implementation of and compliance with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 (ACJA) through activities that will deepen understanding of the Act and improve the management and flow of criminal proceedings, including the prosecution of anti-corruption cases, to which the ACJA applies. By increasing knowledge and providing practical tools for stakeholders this project will enhance nationwide familiarity; reduce opportunities for delays in criminal proceedings and complement the efforts of Government and other stakeholders in the implementation of the ACJA.
The expected outcomes of this project include the development of curriculum based training on ACJA for the National Judicial Institute; a reduction in the level of inconsistent applications rulings and decisions in terms of the implementation of the ACJA; as well as an improved case management and reduction in trial time of criminal cases with the adoption of the tools and instruments drafted under this project.

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