Rhys Spahn, First Nations Junior Law Student of the Year

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2022 First Nations Law Awards

On August 31, Wajarri – Yamatji man Rhys Spahn was named First Nations Junior Law Student of the Year at the 2022 Ngalaya Ball.

Rhys is a Wajarri/Yamatji man and first year Juris Doctor student passionate about First Nations justice.

Rhys is studying law because he sees the impact of “adverse bail decisions, poor legal legal outcomes, hyper-incarceration” on First Nations people in the criminal law system.

Rhys was humbled and thrilled to receive this award.

Rhys Spahn accepts the First Nations Junior Law Student of the Year Award on stage at the 2022 Ngalaya Ball
Rhys Spahn accepting his award from Dr Terri Janke of Terri Janke and Company at the 2022 Ngalaya Ball

Rhys was presented his award by Dr Terri Janke, Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company as the sponsor for the 2022 First Nations Junior Law Student of the Year Award.

Rhys Spahn celebrates his award with Dr Terri Janke at the Ngalaya Ball
Rhys Spahn celebrates his award with Dr Terri Janke at the 2022 Ngalaya Ball.