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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NIALS Journal of Environmental Law (NJEL) Call for Papers

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NIALS Journal of Environmental Law Journal (NJEL) Call for Papers


NIALS Holds a Send Forth Dinner for Dr. Bolaji...

On the 3rd of May 2018, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies organized a send forth dinner in honour

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NIALS 2018 Founders Day Lecture

Theme: Towards Elections with Integrity in 2019: Challenges and Prospects

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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 Frame Work For Doing Business in Africa and it remains relevant considering the myriad of challenges impeding ease of doing business in Africa such as human trafficking, bad governance, human rights abuses and absence of judicial independence. The conference recognised the fact that ‘A strong and independent judicial system is needed for business to thrive in Africa and therefore called for a stronger judicial system in Africa.

This Conference had about 2,000 participants from the African Continent and hosted 20 group breakout sessions and 2 plenary sessions of thought provoking discussions.

Three Research Fellows  from NIALS - Mrs Lilian Uche, Mrs Jane Ezirigwe and Mrs Nnenna Uche-Eboh presented papers at different sessions of the conference on “Economic Empowerment of women: Towards centric Inclusion Policies in Africa” ; “Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Addressing Injustice in Agric- Business in Nigeria”; "Judicial Corruption as a clog on Economic Development In Nigeria" respectively.