Stijn is currently appointed as PhD Researcher and Teaching Assistant at the Rector Roger Dillemans Institute for Family Property Law (KU Leuven). At this leading institute in the field of (i.a.) family property law, he researches the accessibility and inheritability of digital assets. His research aims to develop a framework on the basis of which confrontations between property, administration and privacy rights of the deceased, relatives and online service providers can be dissected and dissolved. In his LL.M thesis, titled ‘the use of document automation within the digitization of the notary profession’, he demonstrated the ability of conducting functional legal research based on non-legal principles. The framework in this thesis was based upon his LegalTech knowledge gained during an internship at the Belgian LegalTech start-up ClauseBase.