The Law Reform Commission was established by statute of 18th May 2007 by the Lagos State Law Reform Commission Law as amended on 30th January 2012. Its first Commission was constituted on March 12, 2012.The Law setting up the commission has been repealed with the passing of the Law Reform Commission Law of 2015
The Commission is an autonomous corporate body and:
To review and reform the law following consultative monitoring with a view to effecting necessary changes to make them modern, fair, just, efficient and accessible and in consonance with the prevailing social and moral values of Society.
To ensure the existence of functional and effective laws which are in conformity with societal norms and values.