The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies by its enabling Act has a mandate to run post-graduate courses in legislative drafting. Consequently, the Akinola Aguda School of Post Graduate Studies was established in 1997. The school, named after the first Director General of the Institute, the late Dr. Akinola Aguda, currently runs Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Masters Degree (LL.M) and Ph.D programmes in Legislative Drafting. In December 2013, the School graduated its first Ph.D students. The School has over 30 faculty members either teaching at postgraduate level or offering Ph.D supervision. The faculty members are experts in their specialised areas of law ranging from legislative drafting to constitutional law, administrative law and environmental law, among others. They provide high quality teaching and internationally renowned research in addition to providing advice and acting as consultants to the Federal and state governments as well as international institutions. Students also benefit from tutorship from the Institute’s brilliant research fellows who provide a one on one interactive learning environment outside the classroom. Students can also avail themselves the opportunity of publishing their well researched articles in any of the Institute’s peer reviewed journals. The Akinola Aguda School of Postgraduate Studies provides the necessary tools for students who wish to start a career in the academia or to develop relevant skills for practice.

Programme Duration – 3 years

 

Admission Requirements –

 

Prospective  M.Phil/PhD students shall in addition to the requirement for LLM admission, possess the following:

(i) LL.M in Legislative Drafting of Institute; or

(ii) LL.M in Legislative Drafting from any other recognised University from the  Commonwealth Law System or the United States of America; or

(iii) LL.M from any other recognized University.

 

A prospective student for the M.Phil/Ph.D degree may additionally be required to undergo a selection exercise. Where a candidate does not have a LLM degree in Legislative drafting, the candidate shall be required to undertake such other pre-requisite or concurrent studies as may be prescribed by the Institute.

All prospective M.Phil/PhD students shall first be admitted into the M.Phil programme.

Prospective students shall be required to provide:

  • A research proposal  (of not more than 2500 words including the title of the thesis, research question/ thesis abstract, outline of the study, research methodology, time frame, summary and contribution to knowledge and bibliography).

 

  • A 'Statement of Purpose' (one to two pages long, include any relevant additional information regarding the application, such as reasons for wanting to do a PhD).

 

  • An up to date CV.

 

  • A copy of their LLM transcript.

*Admission is offered only to students that are not in employment and are not undertaking full-time studies elsewhere during the study period.

 

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Postgraduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting (PGLD)

Programme Duration – 9 months

Admission Requirements –

Prospective students must:

  • Hold an LLB degree from a recognised university [In exceptional circumstances, any other person whose educational qualifications and cognate experience is deemed sufficient by the institute may be admitted].

 

  • Possess NYSC discharge or exemption certificate (for Nigerian Candidates).

 

  • Be of good character.

 

  • Provide and an up to date CV, a 'Statement of Purpose' (one to two pages long, include any relevant additional information regarding the application, such as reasons for wanting to do a PGLD) and a copy of their LLB Degree transcript. 

*Admission is offered only to students that are not in employment and are not undertaking full-time studies elsewhere during the study period.

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Masters of Laws in Legislative Drafting (LLM)

 

Programme Duration – 1 year

 

 Admission Requirements –

Prospective students must:

  • Hold an LLB degree with a minimum of second class lower division from a recognised university.

 

  • Possess NYSC discharge or exemption certificate (for Nigerian Candidates).

 

  • Have been called to the Bar and shall provide evidence of call.

 

  • Be of good character.

 

  • Provide and an up to date CV, a 'Statement of Purpose' (one to two pages long, include any relevant additional information regarding the application, such as reasons for wanting to do an LLM in Legislative Drafting) and a copy of their LLB Degree transcript.

*Admission is offered only to students that are not in employment and are not undertaking full-time studies elsewhere during the study period.

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