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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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The activity selected to pioneer the Centre for Comparative Law in Africa's (CCLA) capacity-building engagement under the TY Danjuma Fund is the training of junior Law academics in research skills. The first of these training events is scheduled for September 2016 and will cover a selection of researchers from the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

This event is modelled after the Emerging Researchers’ Programme at University of Cape Town (UCT) where young academics are mentored through a programme that introduces them comprehensively to the research enterprise.

Training sessions at the NIALS workshop will address various aspects of conducting research in an African context, including research planning, methodologies and dissemination. The objective is to equip participants with tools for initiating, undertaking and publishing Africa-focused research.

Names of NIALS Participants/Delegates


    Laura Ani
    Mbajiorgu Kenechukwu
    Izuoma Egeruoh
    Andy Mmakwe
    David Oguche


    Omole Temitope Alice
    Eme Tola-Lawal
    Awolalu Damilola Odunayo
    Oladeji Ifeoluwa
    Oluwakemi Modupe