Bethel Habte, Tom Henderson Civil Rights Fellow

Bethel Habte

Tom Henderson Civil Rights Fellow

Bethel Habte is a Tom Henderson Civil Rights Fellow at Sanford Heisler Sharp.

Bethel received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) and her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. While at NUSL, Bethel was a Public Interest Law Scholar. She served on the Northeastern University Law Review as a Senior Editor and Associate Editor and on the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Article Submission Review Committees, and as Academic Chair and Admissions Liaison for the Black Law Student Association Kemet Chapter. She also participated in the Public Health Advocacy Clinic and was a legal research and writing teaching assistant. In law school, she interned with Bay Area Legal Aid’s Family Law/Domestic Violence Prevention Unit, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Office of General Counsel, and public interest law firms Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC and Altshuler Berzon LLP.

Bethel is a member of the California bar.

Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Bethel was a Law Fellow at the National Education Association’s Office of General Counsel, where she gained substantial experience in labor and employment and civil rights law.

Prior to law school, Bethel was a Global Health Corps fellow doing communications and development work at the Boys & Girls Club of Newark.

When Bethel is not lawyering, she enjoys long walks, reading, and trying different coffee shops.


  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia