Jan Bührke worked as a legal trainee in the legal team at Ecologic Institute. He is interested in environmental, climate and ocean protection on a European and international level, as well as the enforcement of environmental criminal law. He works in German, English, to some extent in French and has basic knowledge of Portuguese.
At Ecologic Institute, he was involved in the project "Pan-Arctic Network of Marine Protected Areas (Ark-MPA)".
Before joining Ecologic Institute, he worked as an intern at the European Parliament for the Member of the Parliament Prof. Dr. Dietmar Köster in which he supported the legislative procedure of the EU copyright directive and the regulation on cross-border portability of online content. Moreover, he has researched to the free-trade-agreements CETA and TTIP. Furthermore, he worked in the fields of Asylum Law for the Refugee Law Clinic Leipzig as well as in a law firm.
At the University of Leipzig (Germany), he has completed his First Juristic Examination in law with a focus on European law, international public law and human rights. During his Erasmus studies at the University of Lisbon (Portugal), he did research in the area of International Environmental Law and the Law of the Sea.