The Chinese Law and Investments in Africa course on offer in 2019

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The CCLA will be running the Chinese Law and Investments in Africa course from 16 August to 6 September 2019 between 17:00 to 20:00pm. The course fee is R995 per lecture OR R8,000 for all nine lectures. Download the course brochure for more information. To register, kindly download and complete the registration form, and return it to us. Closing date for registration is 12 August 2019.

CCLA's 2019 Doctoral graduate  - Dr Augustine Arimoro 

Dr Arimoro's thesis was on the topic: The role of law in the successful completion of Public-Private Partnership Projects in Nigeria: Lessons from South Africa

Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Founders’ Day Lecture 2019

NIALS Founders’ Day Lecture–26 March, 2019

On Tuesday, 26 March 2019, Professor Faizel Ismail, Adjunct Professor at the Centre of Comparative Law in Africa, University of Cape Town, delivered the Founder’s Day Lecture (FDL) which was organised by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Founders’ Day Lecture Series was instituted as a fitting tribute to the legacy of the founding fathers of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and as a commemoration of the opening of the Institute in 1979. Dignitaries present at the occasion included the Director-General, NIALS, Professor Adedeji Adekunle, SAN, the President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Mr Babatunde Ruwase, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun VC, Lagos State University among others

The 5th anniversary reunion conference of the Olu Akinkugbe Business Law in Africa Fellowship


On Thursday, 29 November 2018, the CCLA and the Lagos Business School co-hosted the 5th anniversary reunion conference event of the Olu Akinkugbe Business Law in Africa Fellowship in Lagos, Nigeria and which coincided with the 90th birthday of Chief Olu Akinkugbe CFR.

Professor Peter Akper SAN visited the CCLA on a one-month Fellowship CCLA


Prof Akper SAN, the former Director of Research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) was a visiting Scholar at the CCLA in August 2018.  In addition to conducting research, Prof Akper participated in the Comparative Mineral Law in Africa LLM course where he taught classes on Artisanal Mining in Africa, one of his areas of expertise.

CCLA MPhil Graduate in Comparative Law in Africa accepted for the 2018 Stanford University International Junior Faculty Forum


Sonya Cotton is off to Stanford University in the USA to present a paper at the 11th International Junior Faculty Forum. The title of her research paper is “Do equality and non-discrimination apply to the ‘other’ wife in an African customary marriage? A comparison of the constitutional and statutory position of polygyny in the African Commonwealth”. The 11th IJFF will be held at Stanford Law School, California between 18 – 20 October 2018. Sonya obtained her MPhil degree at UCT in 2018.

CCLA's pioneer Doctoral graduate  - Dr Oyeniyi Abe



Dr Oyeniyi Abe (left), Dean of Law,              Dr Oyeniyi Abe (left), UCT VC,

Prof Hugh Cordor (middle)                            Dr Max Price (middle)

and Supervisor, Dr Ada Ordor (right)             and Supervisor, Dr Ada Ordor (right)


2017 CCLA-NIALS joint conference 

A one-day conference was successfully co-hosted by UCT's Centre for Comparative Law in Africa (CCLA) and the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) on Friday 8th December 2017 in Lagos, Nigeria. From left to right are Professor Deji Adekunle SAN, Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Prof Hugh Corder, then Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town, General TY Danjuma GCON, Senator Daisy Danjuma and a guest.

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