Sophie Schönberger studied law from 2000-2005 at the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Libera Università Internazione Guido Carli in Rome as well as at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense. After completing her first state law exam she worked as a research assistant at the Humboldt University in Berlin and on her dissertation on “Person related mass communication as a problem of constitutional law” which she completed in 2006. From 2005-2007 she completed her legal preparatory service at the Berlin Superior Court of Justice with posts in Venice and Paris. After her second state law exam she was a research assistant at Bayreuth University and then academic advisor at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. In 2012 she completed her post-doctoral thesis on “Public cultural law – material and immaterial cultural works between protection, promotion and added value” and was granted the licence to teach the subjects public law, European law, media law and law theory. Since 2012 she has held the chair for public and administrative law, media law and art and cultural law at the University of Constance.