Alexander Oppers is currently a research associate at the major German law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, where he deals with data protection and IT law issues and drafts legal tech-based contracts for clients. In May 2018, Alexander Oppers passed his second state examination after completing his legal traineeship in Leipzig. Already at the time of his university education at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, he discovered his passion for criminal law. During a six-month study period in Lucerne, Switzerland, Alexander Oppers attended the first interdisciplinary lecture in such a form by the jurist Prof. Dr. Jörg-Beat Ackermann and the chief physician of the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of the UPK Basel, Prof. Dr. Marc Graf, whereby Alexander Oppers grasped the implications of state intervention on perpetrators and victims. He expanded this interest in a criminological focus at his home university. Early in 2018, Alexander Oppers worked at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg.