Nils Schaks is an Associate Professor of Public Law at the Faculty of Law and Economics at the University of Mannheim. From 2020 to 2023, he also held substitute professorships (Prof. Masing, Prof. Wallrabenstein) and a visiting professorship at Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg and Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt. His research focuses on international, European, and German health law, as well as the foundations of law, including comparative law and legal history. He has a particular interest in sustainable democracy and jurisprudence (law & nature).
In 2021, he completed his Habilitation with a thesis on democratic deconsolidation and delivered a lecture on the European Health Union at the Free University of Berlin. He holds a teaching license in public law, which includes European law, social and health law, and comparative law. In 2019, he conducted a research stay at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at Freie Universität Berlin and as an attorney at an international law firm in Düsseldorf, as well as a non-profit organization in Berlin. He obtained his doctorate from the Free University of Berlin with a thesis titled “The Principle of Financial Stability of Statutory Health Insurance.” He studied law in Potsdam, Paris X-Nanterre (licencié en droit), and Berlin (Humboldt University).