Stijn obtained his bachelor degree at Utrecht Law College (LLB Cum Laude) en finished the Legal Research Master in the beginning of 2020 (LLM Cum Laude). During his study period, he was the research assistant of Henk Kummeling, student assistant at the Molengraaff Institute for Private Law and assistant editorial secretary for the Journal for Intellectual Property and Advertising Law. Moreover he contributed to several (international) research projects and publications. He started his PhD research at Utrecht University at 1 February 2020.