Michelle is an Irish barrister with twelve years of experience working within domestic and international courts, including judicial support roles with members of the judiciary of Ireland, the ECtHR, the CJEU, and Zambia. She graduated with a first-class honors Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Ireland, Galway, as the McCarthy Scholar from the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, and in first place with an LLM in International and European Public Law from KU Leuven, Belgium. A former member of the academic staff at the Faculty of Law at KU Leuven, Michelle is currently a research fellow at the Department of Law and Anthropology at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. Michelle is a visiting researcher at Yale Law School for spring term 2019. Her doctoral research focuses on judicial attitudes in Ireland, the UK, and the US towards religious laws.