Ross Hyams

Assoc Professor

1995 …2023

Research activity per year

Personal profile


Associate Professor Ross Hyams, B.A., LL.B, LL.M is a practising solicitor and Law Faculty Director of Work Integrated Learning at Monash University. He worked in private practice as a solicitor in a commercial legal firm from 1987 until 1990.

He has taught in the Faculty of Law clinical program since 1990. He was the Coordinator of the Monash-Oakleigh Legal Service from 1990 to 2000 and then, from 2001 to 2005, Director of the Springvale Monash Legal Service. In 2004 he was awarded the Law Institute of Victoria President's Inaugural Community Lawyers' Award in recognition of outstanding contributions made within the legal profession and beyond.

He is the co-author of Non-Adversarial Justice (with King M, Freiberg A and Batagol B), The Federation Press (2009) and Practical Legal Skills published by Oxford University Press (2007) and co-authored with Campbell S and Evans A.

Research interests

Family Law

Monash teaching commitment


LAW1111 Foundations of Law SEM1

LAW4309 Lawyers Ethics in Practice SEM1

LAW4810 Work Integrated Learning Project SEM1

LAW4328 Professional Practice SEM2


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Legal Education
  • Clinical Legal Practice
  • Assessment in Legal Education
  • Non-Adversarial
  • Family Law