Lecturer, Faculty of Law
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.
Associate Professor, Monash Law
Dr Heli Askola's central research theme is the study of the various legal, social and political practices through which states and international organisations, particularly the European Union, seek to manage increasing and diversifying migration flows and migrant inclusion and what these efforts mean for migrant-receiving states, their citizens and immigrants.
Her most recent work has focused on how demographic change intersects with shifts in immigration and citizenship policy, but she has an ongoing interest in trafficking in human beings, irregular migration and exploitative migration, including various forms of modern slavery; transnational law, esp. European Union free movement law and EU citizenship; and the challenges involved in 'multiculturalism' and the accommodation of ethnic minorities. Dr Askola is the author of a number of publications, including two monographs, The Demographic Transformations of Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Legal Responses to Trafficking in Women for Sexual Exploitation in the European Union (Hart, 2007).
Having left her native Finland in 2001, Dr Askola has since then worked for several years in Italy, the UK and is now based in Australia. Her background as an international migrant informs not only her research but her approach to teaching. She believes in internationalising legal education and encouraging students to understand their own legal system through a comparative lens and through inter-disciplinary approaches. She currently teaches European Union law, criminal law and human rights law; she has also taught these subjects in a number of other jurisdictions, including Canada, Italy, Malaysia and Viet Nam.
Dr Askola holds a doctorate in international, comparative and European law from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. She has done consulting work for the International Organization for Migration, the European Commission and the European Parliament on areas such as trafficking in human beings, EU citizenship, children's rights, the regulation of hate speech and crime victims’ rights.
Professor, Monash Law
Professor Campbell is expert in corporate crime, organised crime, corruption, and biometric evidence. Her research is socio-legal in considering the law in context, and often involves a comparative dimension. There is an empirical element to some of her work, such as in the project on “Corporate Vehicles – Understanding the use of ‘Licit’ Corporate Entities by Transnational Organised Crime Groups in the Concealment, Conversion and Control of Illicit Finance”.
Professor Campbell publishes widely in leading international journals. Her publications include a research monograph on Organised Crime and the Law (Hart, 2013), the fifth edition of The Criminal Process (formerly by Professor Andrew Ashworth and Professor Mike Redmayne) (OUP, 2019), an edited collection on Corruption in Commercial Enterprise (Routledge, 2018), a jointly written book on The Collection and Retention of DNA from Suspects in New Zealand with Nessa Lynch (Victoria University Press, 2015) and a textbook on Criminal Law in Ireland (Clarus, 2010).
She sits on a number of editorial boards and is a member of the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council Peer Review College.
Professor Campbell's research has significant impact outside academia. Her research has been cited by the Irish Supreme Court and relied upon in argument before the UK Supreme Court. Her work has also been cited in reports of law reform commissions.
Professor Campbell is an appointed member of the Australian Law Reform Commission's Advisory Board for its Review Into Australia’s Corporate Criminal Responsibility Regime. She is also a member of the UK Home Office Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group, and previously chaired Durham Constabulary's Ethics Committee and served on the NHS Research Ethics Committee (Scotland).
Professor Jonathan Clough, Monash Law
Professor Jonathan Clough teaches and researches in the areas of criminal law and evidence, with a particular focus on cybercime, juries and corporate criminal liability. He is the author of Principles of Cybercrime , 2nd edn, (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and co-author of The Prosecution of Corporations (Oxford University Press, 2002). He has published numerous articles in national and international journals, and is currently a Chief Investigator on an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant with the Victorian Department of Justice examining improved methods of judicial communication with juries. He has provide advice to government and presents to the judiciary and the legal profession. He teaches Criminal Law and Evidence in the LLB, and Cybercrime and Corporate and White Collar Crime in the LLM. He is currently Director, Higher Degrees by Research.
Senior Lecturer, Monash Law
Stephen is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University Faculty of Law, and an Associate to the Castan Centre for Human Rights. He has published widely on Indigenous legal issues, including the Stolen Wages issue, criminal law, and protection for Indigenous art and culture. He was head researcher on the Northern Territory Intervention website, released by the Castan Centre in February 2016.
He has an LLM (University of Melbourne) on legal avenues for protection of Aboriginal art. His PhD (Monash, 2008) concerned the 'stolen wages' issue affecting Northern Territory Indigenous people.
He has published several books, including *Criminal Laws Northern Territory* (second edition, 2012),*Brass Disks, Dog Tags and Finger Scanners *(2012) and *The Protectors* (2011). He has published a crime detective novel, *The Artist is a Thief* (2001).
Associate Professor, Monash Law
Jacqueline Horan is a courtroom researcher. She holds the position of Associate Professor and is a member of the Victorian Bar (academic). As the Mooting Co-ordinator, she is responsible for leading and overseeing the law faculty's mooting program and the moot court research platform.
Prior to joining Monash in 2018, Jacqueline co-ordinated the ’Trial Practice and Advocacy’ course for the Melbourne University Law School for 15 years. She has taught advocacy to practitioners and experts as part of their continuing education at the Australian Advocacy Institute, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the National Institute of Forensic Science and the Victorian Bar Readers Course.
Jacqueline's interest in the art of courtroom persuasion underpins her jury research. Her book 'Juries in the 21st Century' (2012) explores the impact of technology on the jury system and, in particular, on the way barristers, judges and witnesses communicate with the jury. For further details about the book, go to The Federation Press website.
Her most recent Australian Research Council Linkage projects involved interviewing 111 Australian jurors and exploring their perceptions of the expert evidence presented to them. The preliminary results of these projects are published in Freckelton, Goodman-Delahunty, Horan and McKimmie, ‘Expert Evidence and Criminal Jury Trials’ (2016, OUP (UK)). Jacqueline presents at conferences both locally and internationally. She is regularly interviewed in the media.
Prior to her academic career, Jacqueline worked for such organisations as the Supreme Court of Victoria (as Associate to the Honourable Mr Justice Sir James Gobbo AC), and Mallesons Stephen Jaques. As a member of the Bar, Jacqueline specialised in professional negligence and misconduct She was an accredited mediator and VCAT appointed conciliator. She was primarily briefed by disciplinary bodies such as the Legal Profession Tribunal, Victorian Lawyers RPA, the Dental Board of Victoria and the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria.
Manager - Partnerships and Clinics Capital Punishment Impact Initiative, Monash Law Clinics
I am the Clinical Supervisor of the Anti-Death Penalty Clinic. Since 2003, I have been a practising criminal lawyer working primarily in the defence of complex prosecutions including major drug matters, large frauds, homicides, violence and sexual assaults. I am a Senior Associate at Galbally Rolfe Barristers and Solicitors. I am also the Vice-President of Reprieve Australia, an NGO that focuses exclusively on the abolition of the death penalty.
In June 2018, I completed a Masters of Public Policy and Management at Melbourne University.
In July 2018, Monash University and Reprieve Australia launched the Anti-Death Penalty Clinic in its pilot phase, as part of the Monash University Faculty of Law’s Clinical Placement Program. Students who took part in the clinical program were linked with legal and NGO partner bodies, in Asia and the United States. Students had the opportunity to work on real cases with real outcomes, as well as assisting partner bodies with their local advocacy campaigns. It is anticipated that the Clinic will resume ongoing in March 2019.
The Anti-Death Penalty Clinic intends to pursue innovative research in areas such as deterrence, access to justice, and public attitudes to the death penalty. Research of this kind is necessary for lawyers and advocates working in the Asia-Pacific to advocate effectively and ensure that decision-makers have the tools that they need to make evidence-based decisions.
Associate Professor, Monash Law
Dr Gaye Lansdell is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law. Dr Lansdell has many years' experience as both a practitioner and an academic spanning a number of Australian jurisdictions and including the United Kingdom.
Her research expertise and publication record covers the areas of legal practice, legal education, ethics and professional reaponsibility and criminal law practice. She has been the recipient of grants for research in the area of criminal law and practice and in relation to online legal education. In 2009-2013, she was the recipient of a Legal Services Board grant examining the Infringement System in Victoria which led, in part, to changes in that system and its scheme of operation for Victorians. From 2014-2019 she was currently the Lead Chief Investigator on a project examining the impact of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) on various aspects of the criminal justice system pursuant to a grant awarded through the Office of Public Advocate, Victoria. This work was extended to specifically focus on young offenders with ABI and other nueurodisabilities in the criminal justice system with support and funding from the Australian Institute of Criminology (2019-2020).
Senior Lecturer, Monash Law
Jamie completed his Bachelors of Arts and Laws (majoring in Japanese and Philosophy) at Monash University in 1999. He graduated first in his class and received the Supreme Court Prize.
After completing his articled clerkship at Holding Redlich, he commenced work as a Research and Policy Officer at the Victorian Law Reform Commission. He worked at the VLRC from 2001-2003, during which time he co-authored a number of publications on Defences to Homicide, Disputes Between Co-owners and Workplace Privacy.
During 2003-04 he was employed as a Research Analyst for the Australian Institute of Criminology, where he co-authored two reports for the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Drugs and Crime Prevention in Victoria: Final Report of the Inquiry into Fraud and Electronic Commerce and Final Report of the Inquiry into Violence Associated with Motor Vehicle Use. From 2001-04 Jamie was the chairperson of Springvale Monash Legal Service.
From 2005-12 Jamie worked as Senior Research Officer at the Judicial College of Victoria. In this role he was responsible for developing, drafting and updating the Victorian Criminal Charge Book. This is the main judicial reference book used by judges and legal practitioners in Victorian criminal jury trials. He also co-authored the Report of the Jury Directions Simplification Project (the 'Weinberg Report').
Jamie completed his PhD in 2015. His thesis, which is titled Sentencing Offenders With Mental Illnesses: A Principled Approach, examines the circumstances in which mental illnesses should be taken into account when sentencing on offender who is convicted of a serious crime.
Jamie is currently employed as a lecturer at Monash University. He lectures in Criminal Law, Lawyers' Ethics and Forensic Evidence. He also supervises students enrolled in the Professional Practice unit at Springvale Monash Legal Service.