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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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A NIALS Research Fellow, Mrs Jane Ezirigwe was on  7th July, 2016 declared the Winner of the SEERIL IBA Annual Conference Scholarship Competition 2016. The Essay competition, which is very competitive, is designed for young legal scholars from all over the world. Mrs Jane Ezirigwe from Nigeria will be sponsored by the IBA to the next IBA Conference coming up in September, 2016. She holds an LL.B degree from the University of Abuja, Nigeria and attended the Nigerian Law School, Bwari Campus, graduating with a Second Class (Upper Division) from both institutions. She also holds an LLM (Economic Regulation) with Honours Distinctions from the University of London, United Kingdom. She has been a recipient of various other awards and scholarships within the past ten years, including the University of London award for Academic Excellence. The Director General, on behalf of the NIALS family, salutes her competitive spirit and wishes her well as a Nigerian ambassador to the world.

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