Auke graduated in civil law from Leiden University in 2017. He has specialized in the area of intellectual property law, including a thesis on ‘The personality law of the architect’, for which he received an honorable mention at the AIPPI symposium 2018. In 2016 Auke studied at the Queen Mary University London for a semester. During his studies he did internships at various intellectual property law practices in Amsterdam. In addition, he gave advocacy training for the Moot Court course.