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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The NIALS Journal of Legislative Drafting invites articles and commentaries for publication. The Journal which is peer – assessed is devoted to Law and Legal Development and emerging issues in Legislative Drafting, which includes  legislative style and technique, legal concept and theory, modern drafting techniques, legislative form and arrangements, substantive provisions of a law, the judicial process and legislative drafting, legislative syntax and expression, constitutional considerations in legislative drafting, among others.


Articles should not exceed 7,500 words (25 pages) in the case of full – length articles, and 3,000 words in the case of shorter notes and comments. All submissions must be in Microsoft Word Format using British English, double line spacing in size 12, Times New Roman Font. All references should be placed in the footnotes. Authors should also submit an abstract of not more than 200 words, enclosing a cover letter and resume. Submissions should be in electronic form and must include a cover page with author’s full name and affiliation, email address, phone number(s) and a word count of the article.

Articles must be original and must not have been submitted or accepted elsewhere. Authors of articles are required to use the Oxford Standard of Citation of Legal Authorities. This can be accessed at http://denning.law.ox.ac.uk/published/oscola.shtml. All submissions/inquiries should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 5th October, 2016.


By submitting an article for publication, you confirm that the Managing Editor can retain your email address for the purpose of correspondence on the article. If your article is accepted for publication, the Managing Editor will contact you using the email address you have provided.