Michelle van Schaik obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics with Law in 2014 and her LLB (cum laude) in 2016, both from the University of Cape Town.
She spent 2017 working in the United States and commenced her articles of clerkship with Hayes Inc in 2018. In the same year, she passed the examinations for admission as an Attorney.
Michelle completed her articles of clerkship with Hayes Incorporated and was admitted as an attorney in February 2020. In 2021, Michelle obtained her Master’s degree in law (LLM), specialising in commercial law, from the University of Cape Town.
She works as a senior associate in the commercial department of Themis Commercial Legal Advisors (Pty) Ltd.