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INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) was conceived and officially commissioned in March, 1979 as Nigeria’s apex institution for research and advanced studies in Law. In fulfillment of its mandate, the Institute conducted research, organized workshops and seminars on different aspects of Law and related disciplines. It also provides postgraduate supervision and facilities for Post Graduate Law Studies in Nigerian Universities. By an expanded mandate since 1998, NIALS conducts specialized training in Legislative Drafting leading to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma and the Masters Degree in Legislative Drafting. In pursuance of its continuing legal education mandate, the Institute has designed programmes and courses in different areas of law. These programmes and courses held annually by the Institute and are regularly subscribed by members of the legal profession. MISSION STATEMENT To be the nucleus and hub of legal research in Nigeria as envisaged by the founding fathers of the Institute and all who have been associated by their scholarly contributions to the development of the Institute.

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VISION STATEMENT To be the primary source of information and advise at the highest level of policy formulation on legal matters, effectively impacting on local and International Institutions in the development of Law. DETAILS OF CUSTOMERS - Law Academics - Post Graduate Law Students - Judges of the Superior Courts and other Judicial Officers - Legal Practitioners - Law Officers - Legal Advisers - Members of the Police and other paramilitary services (their legal services units) - Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies and International Organisations DETAILS OF SERVICE PROVISION AND DELIVERY i. Continuing Legal Education ii. Legal Research and Information Services iii. Library support for Postgraduate Students/Researchers and Practitioners iv. Training in Legislative Drafting leading to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degrees in Legislative Drafting. STATEMENT OF THE STANDARDS OF SERVICE DELIVERY TO BE EXPECTED a) In Depth Qualitative Research b) A Pool of qualified Resource Persons and Researchers c) Well tailored and relevant course content for all of its designed courses and programmes d) Availability of legal materials, journals and books in the Library

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STATEMENT OF PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND PUBLISHING ARRANGEMENTS All Scheduled courses and programmes are under the supervision of the Director of Studies, Head of Departments and course coordinators. The Director-General exercise a general supervisory role over all courses and programmes run by the Institute. Course coordinators or Head of Departments submit reports of all courses supervised at the end of the course programme. Course participants also evaluate the courses on prescribed forms at the end of each programme. These are routinely examined by the Director General in order to ensure that the right standards are kept. All individual and group research in the institute are under the supervision of the Director of research and Research Project Coordinators. The Director-General also exercises a supervisory role over all groups and Institutional Research carried out in the Institute. Results of Research and Projects undertaken are published regularly. DETAILS OF COMPLAINTS/GRIEVIANCE MECHANISM Continuing Legal Education Report to the head of Department, the individual Course Coordinator; the Director of Studies and the Director General. Legal Research and Studies Report to the Director of Research and Studies respectively and to the Director General.

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Library Support of PostGraduate Students/Researchers And Practitioners Deputy

Report to the Principal Librarian (Acquisitions and Cataloguing); the Institute Librarian; the Institute Librarian and the Director General.

Training in Legislative Coordinator, Drafting Leading to the Award Of the Postgraduate Diploma And Masters Degree in General Legislative Drafting. OBLIGATIONS/EXPECTATIONS CUSTOMERS 1.

Report

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Postgraduate Studies Units; to the Director of Studies and to the Director

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Provision of Up to Date, Legal Education and exposure to current legal scholarship and resource materials; practice/skills. Provision of such research input from the Institute as can be used for policy formulation, review, implementation and further research. Customers expect to be able to access current legal materials and information on law and related disciplines. To obtain skills in Legislative Drafting.

STAFF a) Access to law books and other legal materials, international and local journals and legal periodicals b) Conducive working environment with necessary office equipment

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Access to Internet and electronic resources. Training and manpower development in building expertise in different areas of law.

MANAGEMENT i) Building up a faculty of Researchers and resource persons in different areas of law and related fields. ii) Attracting and maintaining relationships with similar Institutions worldwide and with donor organizations in sponsoring research projects. iii) Organising workshop, Seminars or Conferences on current legal issues and trends in different areas of law. FEDERAL/STATE AUTHORITIES a) Publication of research findings in journals and periodicals. b) Initiate relevant Studies and Research in law and related fields. c) Collaborate with relevant government agencies on legal scholarship and research and reform in Nigeria. d) Shapen government policies in law and related fields e) Maintain a pool of researches with expertise in various areas of the law. INDICATION OF STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION Law Academics Resource Persons and Legal Practitioners/Advisers Contributions Institute Judges and Judicial Officers Publications

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STATEMENT OF EXISTING LIMITATIONS a. Insufficient funds for purchase of books, journals and periodicals. b. Inadequacy of electronic resources c. There is an urgent need to develop NIALS permanent site in Abuja.

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PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES (NIALS)

Director-General
Prof. D. A. Guobadia, LL.B (Hons) Lagos); LL.M (London); BL. Location: University of Lagos Campus, Akoka, Lagos. Telephone: 01-4976077 OR Supreme Court Complex, Three Arms Zone, Abuja. Telephone: 09-2346504

Institute Secretary
Mr. Mathew U. Osawemen, M.P.A, BSc, LLB, BL FNIM, FCIPM Location: University of Lagos Campus, Akoka, Lagos Telephone: 01-5820750

Institute Librarian
Mr. T. O. Dada, B.A (Hons); LL.B (Hons) (Lagos); LL.M (Lagos), BL, P.G. Dip.Lib (Ibadan) (Solicitor and Notary Public for Nigeria) Location: University of Lagos Campus, Akoka, Lagos. Telephone: 01-5820756 ADDRESS

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LAGOS:
Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of Lagos Campus) P.M. B. 12820 Lagos, Nigeria Tel: (+234)-1- 821223, 821711, 821109 Fax: (+234)-1- 4976078 or 825558 Telex: 27506 NIALS NG
Email: lagos@nials.gov.ng

ABUJA:
Nigeria Institute of Advance Legal Studies Supreme Court of Nigeria Complex Three Arms Zone Central District Abuja. TEL: +234 (0)-9-2346504 FAX:+234( 0)-9-2346505 Email: abuja@nials.gov.ng

WEBSITE

http://www.nials.gov.ng

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NODAL OFFICER CONTACT NAME: Mary O. Garuba LOCATION: Supreme Court Complex, Abuja TELEPHONE(s): 08023019056, 08052759387 EMAIL: garubaom@nials.gov.ng SERVICOM UNIT COMPOSITION (Lagos Office) Ms Katherine Anthony Mrs. Ebone Complaint Desk Mrs. Regina Macaulay - Charter Officer Mr. Rauf Olatoyinbo Desk Officer (Redress) (Abuja Office) Mrs. Alemye Iyahen Complaint Desk Kehinde Ikhimiukor Charter Officer Chika Gidado Desk Officer (Redress) DEPARTMENTS/UNITS Directorate Administration Accounts/Budget Audit Library International Law Private and Public Law Commercial and Property Law African and Comparative Law Postgraduate Continuing Legal Education and Consultancy

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NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES
SERVICOM CHARTER
S/N SERVICE RENDERED ACTIVITIES INVOLVED RESPONSIBLE DEPT/UNIT CLIENTELE EXPECTATIONS SERVICE DELIVERY PERIOD MEANS OF REDRESS AGAINST FAILUTE Report to the Director General and any other Head of Department or Course Coordinator Report to the Director General and Institute Librarian

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Continuing Legal Education

Training/Training of Lawyers for the Public and Private Sectors

All Academic Departments

Up to Date Legal Education and exposure to current legal practice/skills

The duration of the Training/Workshop/Sem inar Conference

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Legal Research and Studies

Conducting group, Departmental or Individual Research

All Academic Departments

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Library support for Postgraduate Student/Researchers and Practitioners

Providing up to date legal materials in form of Books, Journals, Law Reports, Documents, etc required by Researchers. Teaching of Advanced Constitutional Law, Legal Drafting Skills & Legislative Drafting Procedures

Institute Library

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Training in Legislative Drafting leading to the Award of PGDLD and Masters Degree in Legislative Drafting

Postgraduate Studies Unit

To Obtain Research input from the Institute that can be used for policy Formulation, review, Implementation and further research. To be able to access current legal materials and information on law and related disciplines. Have access to the virtual library and access other law libraries. To obtain skills in legislative drafting

Depending on the nature of materials required

Depending on the nature of materials required

Report to the Director General and or Institute Librarian

PGLD: 6 Months LLM: I Year

Report to the Director General or Coordinator Postgraduate Studies Unit.

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