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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 Director General recently attended an International Workshop on the evolving Role of Prosecutor in domestic and international spheres.

 In his presentation which focused on the Independence and Accountability framework for exercising prosecutorial powers the Professor Adekunle reviewed Nigerian constitutional provisions and the extent to which prosecutorial powers which the Constitution granted an Attorney General can be supervised by (a) the courts; or (b) the legislature.

Topics examined by a blend of international criminal law experts and criminologists include - 

a)    Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases:
b)    Balancing Victim Autonomy and Perpetrator Accountability; Prosecutorial Decisions in cases of child sexual abuse;
c)    Decisions to Prosecute: The Challenge of Accountability;
d)    The Decision to Prosecute – Are Australian Prosecutors Accountable Enough?
e)    Prosecutorial Independence and Effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System;

Click here for the outline of the Director General’s presentation