Nicole Siller is a Lecturer in Deakin Law School. Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Purdue University in 2004, her Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2008 and her Doctorate of Philosophy in law from the University of Groningen in 2017.
In 2008, She was appointed Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. She prosecuted a voluminous amount of cases involving the crimes of attempted murder, firearms offences, assault, drug trafficking, sexual offences and theft/fraud offences. Her final assignment was a specialised position responsible for the vertical prosecution of all nonfatal shootings committed in southwest Philadelphia. Due to the nature and circumstances of these crimes, Nicole was also an active member of an FBI Task Force investigating dangerous criminal organizations and gangs. This collaboration led to the successful investigation and prosecution of complex and challenging cases involving several violent offenders at the state and federal levels.
In 2013, Nicole was awarded a fellowship to pursue doctoral research in the realm of transnational organised crime at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In 2017, she successfully defended her doctoral thesis: ‘Trafficking in Persons under International Law and Its Incorporation within Enslavement as a Crime against Humanity’.