Lucia Scharpf

Dr. Lucia Scharpf


Dr. Lucia Scharpf, M. Sc.


Personal details

  • Fully qualified lawyer (studies and doctorate at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg) and M. Sc. International Political Theory (University of Edinburgh).
  • Since 2021 Researcher in the research group "Final Disposal as a Sociotechnical Project" at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis Karlsruhe (KIT ITAS).
  • 2021 Second state examination in law
  • 2020 Doctorate in law, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Prof. Dr. Matthias Jestaedt
  • 2016 - 2020 German Research Institute for Public Administration Speyer, Research Officer
  • 2014 - 2017 Doctoral fellowship of the Cusanuswerk
  • 2012 - 2014 Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Teaching Assistant in Public Law and Criminal Law
  • 2012 University of Edinburgh, M. Sc. International Political Theory
  • 2011 First bar exam


Research interests

  • Planning law with focus on procedural issues and citizen participation
  • Discourse theory of law
  • Interdisciplinary relations of public law

Current projects


Publications and conference contributions (selection)

  • Citizen Participation and Administrative Practice: Long-Term Evaluations of the Effects of Participation Regulations in Baden-Württemberg, Wiesbaden, 2022, forthcoming (together with Silke I. Keil, Ingo Hamann, Friederike Bickmann, Katharina Bühren and Jan Ziekow).
  • Environmental justice through zoning procedures: A draft of an ethics of application for the waste law plan approval procedure based on Robert Alexy's discourse theory of law, Tübingen, 2021.
  • Technologization as a spatial problem: The equitable distribution of infrastructure facilities. An examination of the zoning procedure based on Robert Alexy's discourse theory of law, in Dennis-Kenji Kipker; Matthias Kopp; Peter Wiersbinski et al. (eds.), The Normative Pressure of the Factual, Conferences of the Young Forum for Philosophy of Law (JFR) in the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) in September 2016 in Bremen and in September 2017 in Regensburg, Stuttgart 2019, pp. 89-105.
  • Optimization of Hearing Procedures in Plan Approval Procedures for Federal Railways Operating Facilities, Baden-Baden, 2019 (with Jan Ziekow, Christian Bauer; In-go Hamann, Jan Porth, and Tim Vallée).
  • Optimization Possibilities in the Area of Consultation under Railway Law - Results of a Research Project, UPR 2018, pp. 445-450 (together with Jan Ziekow, Christian Bauer, Ingo Hamann, and Tim Vallée).
  • Environmental justice through immission control law? Paper presented at the Third Congress of German-Speaking Sociological Associations of Law, Humboldt University of Berlin, September 10, 2015, and at the German Congress of Geography, Humboldt University of Berlin, October 04, 2015.
  • Grenzen der Moral im Verwaltungsverfahrensrecht, presentation at the 14th Workshop on Ethics, Evangelische Akademie Frankfurt, March 24, 2015.