Bethan works with students interested in pursuing government and public interest careers. After graduating from UNC School of Law in 2012, she was the Community Development Attorney-Fellow at the UNC Center for Civil Rights, where she represented communities of color in Central and Eastern North Carolina on fair housing, environmental justice, and access to municipal services issues. Bethan then worked in Durham at Southern Coalition for Social Justice, first as an Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps Employment Opportunity Legal Fellow and then as Director of SCSJ’s Clean Slate Project, which provides statewide direct reentry legal services for people with criminal records and addresses collateral consequences and criminal justice reform issues through a racial justice and community lawyering model.
Bethan graduated from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College and moved to North Carolina to pursue her passion for public interest and civil rights law. During law school, she directed the UNC Pro Bono Program, encouraging in her peers a lifelong dedication to pro bono work. During her time with the Pro Bono Program, she also worked with students and alumni to create pro bono projects to address unmet legal needs in North Carolina, and she coordinated wills clinics in rural North Carolina communities.