After Prof. Dr. Jan C. Joerden had studied in Law Faculty of Hamburg University, he obtained "Dr. iur." degree from Erlangen-Nürnberg Law Faculty of Friedrich-Alexander University in 1985. He obtained the title "Associate Professor" with classes criminal law, philosophy of law, logic of law from Erlangen-Nurnberg Law Faculty of Friedrich-Alexander University in 1987. In the same year his habilitation was awarded the Prize "Konrad Hellwig". After he had been assigned as Professor to Erlangen-Nurnberg Law Faculty of Friedrich-Alexander University in 1992, he was assigned to the chairs of criminal law, especially international criminal law and comparison of criminal law, philosophy of law in Frankfurt (Oder) Viadrina Europe University in 1993. In 1994 he was assigned to Professorship of University for life time. In 2009 he became the Director of the research group of "The effects of the improvements of medicine technique on human image and human dignity" in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at Bielefeld University. In 2011 he was elected as the president of academic senate of Frankfurt (Oder) Viadrina Europe University. Until 2011 he has 194 titles in his publication list. He is specialized in Criminal Law, Criminal Medicine Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Philosophy of Law and Logic of Law.