Date: 08-09 October, 2018

Location: Lagos

ABOUT NIALS - The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) was established in March 1979, as Nigeria’s apex institution for research and advanced studies in law. The Institute is also accredited to offer Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for Lawyers. In fulfilment of its mandate, it organises national and international seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops and lectures on any branch of law and related subjects.

ABOUT THE COURSE - The legislative drafting training course is a 2 day intensive programme, teaching the essential skills of legislative drafting. These include understanding principles of clear drafting, the trending issues that will aid in drafting model legislation and how to effectively scrutinize a legislation.  The course presents key written communication skills that will enhance qualitative drafting and decipher the intrigues in producing effective laws.

The Course is designed to expose participants to skills of legislative drafting.  Particularly:

  • General legislative drafting practice
  • Issues involved in passage and legislative oversight by parliament
  • Preparation of proposals for legislative reforms
  • Constitutional and human rights issues in drafting
  • Organization and research skills
  • Practical and interactive writing exercises.

TARGET PARTICIPANTS - Target participants for this course include drafters and legal practitioners in public and private sectors; Clerks of national and state counsel; lawyers in the public service, legal advisers and Officers and other offices related to drafting duties.

TOPICS TO BE TREATED -The topics designed for the Course include: Bill passage and legislative oversight by parliament; Consultation, Organization and research in legislative drafting; Trends and issues in drafting model legislation; Trending ways of drafting penal clauses- flexibility on fines/penal, Restorative justice and judges discretion; Legislation and appropriation of funds by Parliament; Scrutinizing and analyzing legislation; and Principles of drafting legislative provisions.

COURSE SCHEDULE - The Course is scheduled to hold as follows:

  • Venue: Ayo Ajomo Auditorium, NIALS Complex, University of Lagos, Akoka - Lagos
  • Date:  08– 09 October, 2018
  • Time: 9.00 am daily (Registration will commence at 8:30am on 8th October, 2018).

COURSE FEE - The Course Fee is N120, 000 (one hundred and twenty thousand naira only). The fee is inclusive of VAT and WHT and covers course materials, tea and lunch only. For information on how to make payment, kindly visit .

REGISTRATION - Pre-registration of this Course is necessary. To register please fill the registration form below.

CONTACTS –  Ife: 08189708698 or –  Eme: 08086559104 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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