Bethan Eynon
Director of Public Interest Careers

Bethan works in the Office of Public Interest & Pro Bono as Director of Public Interest Careers, leading career programming and counseling for students pursuing government and public interest careers. Prior to joining Duke in 2017, she represented communities of color in Central and Eastern North Carolina on civil rights, fair housing, environmental justice, criminal record relief, and community development issues. She has practiced from a racial justice and community/movement lawyering perspective, having strategized systemic change through both direct services and impact litigation models.

Bethan graduated from UNC School of Law in 2012. She completed a post-graduate community development fellowship with the UNC Center for Civil Rights in Chapel Hill, NC, and an Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps fellowship with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) in Durham, NC. She also directed SCSJ’s Clean Slate Project, providing statewide direct reentry legal services for people with criminal records. Bethan graduated from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College and moved to North Carolina to be a public interest lawyer. During law school, she directed the UNC Pro Bono Program, leading efforts to address unmet legal needs throughout North Carolina.

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