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Personal profile


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. In 2017, she was a Visiting Scholar at the William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, USA. 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 with a particular focus on unrepresented accused, sentencing and the death penalty. 

Research area keywords

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

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Research Output

A missing piece of the puzzle? The relationship between empathy and mental health for law students

Batagol, B., Sifris, A., Spivak, B., Williams, B. & Antolak-Saper, N., 2020, Wellness for Law: Making Wellness Core Business . Marychurch, J. & Sifris, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Chatswood NSW Australia: LexisNexis Butterworths, p. 99-110 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Vulnerable witnesses and Victoria’s intermediary pilot program

Antolak-Saper, N. & MacPherson, H., 2019, In : Criminal Law Journal. 43 , 5, p. 325-338 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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


Churchill Fellowship

Antolak-Saper, Natalia (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Gold Medal, International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law

Antolak-Saper, Natalia (Recipient), 13 Jul 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monash 3MT Finalist

Antolak-Saper, Natalia (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)