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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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Post Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting (PGDLD)


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NIALS Hosts Its 2017 Fellows Dialogue/ Galanite

The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies on the 6th of December 2017

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The Director-General, Professor Adedeji Adekunle, SAN on 21st November, 2017,

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NIALS/UNDP Project On Access To Justice And...


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The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies has commenced the re- roofing project of  her Lagos Office in a bid to safeguard the priceless library collection and office furniture from seepage arising from leakages in the felting of the existing roof.






The Lagos office which was constructed more than three decades ago had started showing signs of wear and tear. The roof top which was originally casted and felted leaks usually into the office complex whenever there is heavy down pour.

The felted roof will be replaced with long span aluminum roofs to put an end to the leakage which had caused discomfort to majority of the staff in the NIALS Lagos Office.

This effort has attracted commendations from members of staff for the foresight of the Director-General.
The roofing work should be completed by March 2017.