Steffen Augsberg studied law at the universities of Trier and Munich. From 2000 to 2002 he was employed as research associate of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eberhard Schmidt-Assmann at the University of Heidelberg where he also received a Ph.D. in jurisprudence (2002). After a short stint as an associate with an international law firm in 2004, he worked as assistant professor at the University of Cologne’s Institute for Constitutional Law (Prof. Dr. Wolfram Höfling, M.A.), teaching constitutional and administrative law. In 2009 and 2010 he spent five months as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law (University of Oxford). In 2011 he was awarded the post doctoral degree (Habilitation) and authorised to teach public law, european law and legal theory. The same year he was appointed to a Chair for Public Law and Health Care Law at Saarland University (Saarbruecken). Since 2013 he is Professor at the Faculty of Law at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen where he holds a Chair for Public Law.
He has written widely on the national constitutional and administrative law as well as the law of the European Union and legal theory and has served as an adviser to various state institutions and private companies. In 2016 he was elected a member of the German Ethics Council by the German Parliament (Bundestag). Within the Council, he headed the working-group “Big Data and Health”