Liliana Bakayoko is both a theoretician and a legal practitioner, and she is qualified in both French and Bulgarian law.
She has graduated from the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), where she has obtained her Doctor of Law degree, defending her thesis The Legal Commitment (L’engagement en droit). She has also received a post-master’s degree in Bulgarian law, at the Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski.
In 2003, Liliana Bakayoko obtained the Professional Lawyer’s Certificate (CAPA) from the School of Professional Training of the Bars of the Paris Court of Appeal (École de Formation Professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d’Appel de Paris (EFB)). She has taken oath as an attorney at law at the Paris Bar in 2004. In 2010, she has obtained the Certificate of Legal Capacity in Bulgaria and has become, as well, an attorney at law at the Sofia Bar.