LLB, B.Int Stud
Graduate at Law
Rhiannon is a proud Wonnarua woman of the Hunter Valley region. She is passionate about representing and protecting the rights of First Nations people. Rhiannon graduated with distinction from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Laws and International Studies. She completed a 6-month exchange in Germany where she studied international law at Mannheim University.
Artwork: Bibi Barba, 'Terri - Butterfly Flowers Dreaming' (2020)
Rhiannon has experience working in audit and risk management, financial investigations, litigation settings and has worked in the legal practice areas of; education, civil and family law. She has acted as a Paralegal at Catholic Schools NSW Audit and Risk division, worked as a Financial Investigations Assistant at the Department of Communities and Justice and as a Paralegal in Legal Aid’s Appeals and Complex Litigation Unit. Rhiannon credits her warm and empathic approach in liaising with clients to her time working in the hospitality industry. Rhiannon completed her Practical Legal Training at the College of Law and will be admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW in September 2021.
Rhiannon grew up in Jervis Bay NSW where she maintained an active role in the community. During high school she volunteered and participated in triathlon events. She is a member of the Career Trackers Alumni and is currently co-leading a project for Career Tracker’s Community Day Initiative. At the University of Wollongong she was a member of the Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs Society and an editor of Frontier Journal of International Affairs. She was also part of the First Nations Law Students NSW Bar Association mentorship scheme. In 2019 Rhiannon was a recipient of the Indigenous Barrister’ Trust Mum Shirl Fund sponsorship to attend the National Indigenous Legal Conference in Darwin.
Rhiannon speaks Spanish and enjoys camping, recreational fishing and visiting her family on the South Coast.