Online master’s program at UNH Franklin Pierce opens doors for Natalie Tackaberry, LL.M. ’19

Friday, February 12, 2021

Natalie Tackaberry, LLM '19

For Natalie Tackaberry, LL.M. ’19, the opportunity to earn her master’s through UNH Franklin Pierce’s online International Criminal Law & Justice program offered her a perfect balance between work life and personal life.

I completed this program full-time, while being a mother to four children and working full-time,” she says. “Time management is key.”

Having already earned her LL.B. in international law and legal studies from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, Tackaberry pursued her LL.M. as a way to enhance her knowledge of international law.

“As a legal advisor who researches international law,” she explains, “I believe it is critical to take an advanced legal degree that focuses on international legal research.”

Because UNH Franklin Pierce offers a fully online option for its master’s program, Tackaberry was able to take advantage of the expertise of UNH faculty, while completing the program at her own pace in an asynchronous but facilitated environment. She credits her completion of the program with advancing her career.

“I have started working with The Advocates for Human Rights on U.N. submissions and other rule of law issues,” says Tackaberry, who lives in Virginia with her family. “This is solely due to my advanced knowledge of international law. I have had many professionals reach out to me on LinkedIn, citing my LL.M. from UNH as their reason for doing so.”

Most recently, Tackaberry has taken a position as acquisitions and financial contracts manager for the Virginia-based Defense Health Agency. She has remained in contact with many of her mentors from UNH, who continue to offer support.

“I have kept in touch with my professors, and they have proved to be excellent career advisors,” she says. “The ICLJ program has helped me immensely with my career.”