Benjamin Hayward



Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Laws
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education


Geelong Waurn Ponds

Graduation years

2007, 2007, 2011

Deakin Young Alumni of the Year Award


Current position

Lecturer, Deakin School of Law


Dr Benjamin Hayward has had a long association with Deakin, first as a student and then as a lecturer. He received the Deakin Young Alumni of the Year Award for outstanding service and achievement in 2011, which recognised his commitment to research and teaching in the School of Law.

Career path and highlights

Before joining Deakin as a lecturer, Dr Hayward worked at a prominent Melbourne law firm. His research on international commercial law has been published in leading Australian and international journals. He teaches a number of undergraduate and postgraduate units at Deakin, and completed his PhD in the area of international commercial arbitration in 2015.

Dr Hayward took part in an international legal research collaborative project run by the prestigious Vis Moot Alumni Association, and achieved excellent results in Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moots in Hong Kong and Vienna. He was a speaker at the MAA Peter Schlechtriem CISG Conference in Hong Kong in 2014, and Global and Regional Trends and Perspectives for the Philippines in Manila in 2013.