Mathijs studied law in Leiden, England (Oxford Brookes University) and Australia (Monash University). During his bachelor’s degree, he was most interested in the units concerning intellectual property law and the units related to this area of law. Mathijs therefore completely focused on this area of law during his master’s degree. During his studies, Mathijs also did various extracurricular activities. He worked at several specialised law firms and provided plea trainings as a student-assistant. In his free time, Mathijs likes to play field hockey.