Viktoria Dilken worked as a legal trainee for Ecologic Institute in Washington DC from July to September 2010 as part of her compulsory post-graduate legal training in Munich (Germany). During her stay in Washington DC, she worked mostly on climate change and energy law issues and monitored, in particular, current proceedings in the climate and energy legislation debate in the US Congress. A native speaker of German, Viktoria Dilken also speaks excellent English and has basic knowledge of French.
Before joining Ecologic Institute, Viktoria Dilken did her compulsory post-graduate legal training in Landshut, Regensburg and Munich (Germany). During her training, she also worked in the public and environmental law department of a German law firm, where she focused on climate change and energy law as well as on chemical and product related environmental law.
Viktoria Dilken studied law at the University of Augsburg (Germany) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). She specialized in German and International Environmental Law and Public Regulation Law. In 2008 she attended the 5th International Summer Academy „Energy and the Environment“ at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald (Germany).
Her interest in environmental and climate change law was aroused during her studies at UNC in 2005 where she studied American environmental law. Through her work for a German law firm, Noerr LLP, in her preferred fields of interest, she was able to deepen her understanding of these topics and gain practical experience.