Nathan Van Wees


Nathan Van Wees

2017 Law Scholar

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Nathan Van Wees has been awarded the 2017 Sir Robert Menzies Scholarship in Law for his outstanding academic record, including being awarded the Supreme Court Exhibition Prize for Best Honours Thesis (law), the University Medal from Monash University and for his contribution to community.

Nathan graduated at the top of his class of 400 with a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in 2015. He has worked as a volunteer tutoring refugees in English and provided research assistance at Refugee Legal. In addition Nathan completed three internships – the first with Ghana’s Human Rights Advocacy Centre, and later with within the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Canberra and for the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Nathan was awarded the Menzies Scholarship to complete a BCL at Oxford University.

Studied at: University of Oxford

Scholarship Year: 2017

Fields of Interest

Law, Civil Law, Human Rights