Lukas Penders obtained a Master's degree in Law at Ghent University in 2019. During his education, he opted for a specialization in public law, where he followed courses in environmental law, environmental law, international and European environmental law, biodiversity law and energy law.

His master's thesis was on the effectiveness of existing international legal instruments for the protection of the marine environment.

He has been active at LDR since 2 August 2021, where he mainly provides support to the environmental law section and spatial planning law.