Post Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting (PGDLD)

Programme Duration – 9 months (Study In-class/Online)


Masters Degree in Legislative Drafting (LLM)


Programme Duration – 12 months (Study In-class)


Doctor of Philosophy in Legislative Drafting (Ph.D)

Programme Duration – 3 years (Study In-class)


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The institute's online library for Educational Law & Legislation has a great selection at Books and Journals. 63

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This collection contains a variety of publications on different themes of International. 79

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The Institute continues to advance the mission and vision derived from its core mandate contained in its enabling law 109

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Research activities of NIALS results in a wide range of publications. 159

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47th Meeting: NIALS Council’s Decision

Confirms Appointments of Institute’s Bursar, Librarian, Secretary Approves Promotion of Three Professors, Five Associate Professors Ratifies All promotion exercises for 2016 – 2019 The Director General of Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS),

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Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) Under The...

The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) was established in March 1979 under an enabling statutory instrument referred to as the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Act, CAP N112 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, as Nigeria’s apex institution for legal research and training.

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Venue: National Judicial Institute

The NIALS/MacArthur project aimed at the Implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 is to be executed among other things, through development of curriculums for the training of Judicial officers, Prosecuting counsel and Defence lawyers.

Following the Completion of the curriculum, NIALS in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute is currently training Judicial Officers. The workshop is which is a two-day intensive training amongst other areas will touch on Disclosure Protocols, Limits and the Interest of Defence under the ACJA 2015 and Practice Direction and Effective plea Bargain & corporate criminal liability in the Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria. It will also focus on how the ACJA 2015 impacts corruption proceedings, Case management in Anti-corruption cases under the ACJA  and the need to develop institutional mechanism for Day to day trial under the ACJA (2015).