At the behest of the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Omar Bongo University in Libreville, Professor Jean-Claude James, Sergio Esono Abeso Tomo attended, on 16th and 17th March, the International Symposium on the Declaration of Libreville on 11th February 2005, regarding the Creation of the CEMAC Area in Higher Education, Research and Professional Training: Balance and Perspectives.
The address given by Sergio Tomo was called “Higher training in the CEMAC subregion, well-formed or well-filled heads?”
In addition to presenting the masters in law taken at this higher education institution, such as the Exercise of Advocacy and Judicial Practice, or Administration and Law Practice Management, etc., the presentation by Sergio Tomo revolved around the training of professionals in Law for the XXI century, who must be able to change from classic law professionals into professionals in law firms providing legal services. To do that, theoretical training is not now sufficient. ON the contrary, the lawyer of the XXI century needs to dominate questions such as strategy and strategic negotiation, judicial marketing, Judicial engineering Law, economic analysis of Law, and management skills applicable to the sector.
For that reason, university training is not sufficient for the training of a Law professional. The university trains lawyers, and not law professionals. In order to be a professional it is necessary to have a lawyer, judge, notary or judicial secretary qualification, which cannot be acquired at any university.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea