Rob Hulls began his career as a Solicitor for the Legal Aid Commission of Victoria and then worked for five years in Aboriginal Legal Aid work in Far North Queensland before going on to serve in Federal Parliament in the seat of Kennedy. Returning to Victoria, Rob entered state politics and, over the course of 11 years in Government, served as Victorian Attorney-General and a number of other key Ministerial portfolios, including as Deputy Premier.
As Attorney-General, Rob instigated significant changes to Victoria's legal system which saw the establishment of the state's first Charter of Human Rights, the establishment of a range of specialist courts and a significant increase in the diversity of judicial appointments. In October 2012 Rob was appointed Adjunct Professor at RMIT and was invited to establish the new Centre for Innovative Justice as its inaugural Director. The CIJ’s objective is to develop, drive, and expand the capacity of the justice system to meet and adapt to the needs of its diverse users. The CIJ has facilitated the establishment of a multi-disciplinary practice on site with lawyers and social workers together with students providing wrap-around services to female prisoners.