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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Our Degree Courses

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)


NIALS/MacArthur ACJA Project Documentary

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The Nigerian Current Law Review (NCLR) Call for Papers


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Celebrating the End of Tenure of a Quintessential Director-General...

The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) welcomed a new Director-General, Professor Adedeji Adekunle, SAN on May 26th 2014.

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