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Natalia Antolak-Saper is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, Monash University. Natalia graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Criminology, and a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours. She completed her professional training with Lander & Rogers Lawyers, and was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and of the High Court of Australia. In 2012 she received an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship and commenced her PhD which examined the extent to which the media impacts upon sentencing policy. She has published articles on diverse topics including directed verdicts, bail conditions, and gambling regulation. She teaches criminal law and trusts in the LLB and JD programs at Monash. Her research areas are in comparative criminal law and procedure, and domestic and international sentencing. She recently returned from a period as a Visiting Scholar at the William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, USA.  


  • Sentencing Law
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Sentencing Law

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Projects 2017 2019

Unrepresented accused in the Magistrates' Court

Antolak-Saper, N., Naylor, B. & Clough, J.


Project: Research

Research Output 2010 2018

Public duty versus private information: jury privacy in the information age

Antolak-Saper, N., 2018, In : Bond Law Review. 30, 2, 31 p., 4.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

The Relevance of Bail Conditions to the Sentencing of Offenders

Antolak-Saper, N., 2017, In : Flinders Law Journal. 19, 1, p. 89-122 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The role of directed verdicts in the criminal trial

Antolak-Saper, N., 2012, In : Journal of Judicial Administration. 21, 3, p. 146 - 167 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Health and wellbeing in the first year: the law school experience

Lester, A., England, L. & Antolak-Saper, N., 2011, In : Alternative Law Journal. 36, 1, p. 47 - 49 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Legal Effect of Voluntary Self-Exclusion Programs for Problem Gamblers

Antolak-Saper, N., 2010, In : Deakin Law Review. 15, 2, p. 139-204 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review