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Benjamin Hayward

Senior Lecturer, Monash University

I am a legal academic working in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at the Monash Business School, Monash University. I completed my PhD studies relating to private international law in international commercial arbitration in the Faculty of Law at Monash University - with my research now published by Oxford University Press (in the Oxford Private International Law Series) as 'Conflict of Laws and Arbitral Discretion: The Closest Connection Test'. I am admitted to practice as an Australian Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria.

My teaching interests lie in Australian contract, commercial, sales, and consumer law, international commercial law, statutory interpretation, the doctrine of precedent, and mooting (and other legal skills). My research interests lie in international commercial arbitration, the international sale of goods, private international law, and Australian contract, commercial, sales, and consumer law - aiming to help businesses operate (and resolve their disputes) both effectively and efficiently.


  • 2017–present
    Senior lecturer, Monash University


  • 2015 
    Monash University, PhD