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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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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Demise of a Legal Colossus

Late Hon. Justice Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu CON, GCON

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Notice of Postponement of The Consumer Protection Training Course

Please be informed that the training course on consumer protection course scheduled

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Additional Information on The Call for Expressions of Interest...

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A NIALS Research Fellow, Mrs Jane Ezirigwe was on  7th July, 2016 declared the Winner of the SEERIL IBA Annual Conference Scholarship Competition 2016. The Essay competition, which is very competitive, is designed for young legal scholars from all over the world. Mrs Jane Ezirigwe from Nigeria will be sponsored by the IBA to the next IBA Conference coming up in September, 2016. She holds an LL.B degree from the University of Abuja, Nigeria and attended the Nigerian Law School, Bwari Campus, graduating with a Second Class (Upper Division) from both institutions. She also holds an LLM (Economic Regulation) with Honours Distinctions from the University of London, United Kingdom. She has been a recipient of various other awards and scholarships within the past ten years, including the University of London award for Academic Excellence. The Director General, on behalf of the NIALS family, salutes her competitive spirit and wishes her well as a Nigerian ambassador to the world.

Read Abstract of her Award Winning Essay