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Governor Brown Signs Cooperative Housing Bill!

Over the weekend the Governor signed another bill that SELC helped create! This bill, AB 569, will facilitate cooperative housing development in California, especially the creation of Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives (LEHCs). LEHCs provide residents with a unique form of ownership stake in their home that restricts the resale value... Continue Reading

Upcoming Fall Events!

Upcoming Fall Events!

On Sunday, September 21st, over 300,000 people from across the globe gathered in the streets of New York to demand action on climate change. Here in the Bay Area, we're co-creating a solutions-based movement to transform our economies - read on for all the ways to get involved in the... Continue Reading

Building Resilient Communities: Summer 2014 Newsletter

Building Resilient Communities: Summer 2014 Newsletter

The Sustainable Economies Law Center has been hard at work this summer, and there's more coming! It's time to let the entire SELC community in on what we've been working on and the exciting projects, resources, and events we're planning. All the photos below are links to their relevant pages... Continue Reading

Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries

Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed Libraries

After the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture cracked down on a seed bank in the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, hundreds of seed libraries in the U.S. are suddenly wondering if they are breaking the law. There are seed laws in every state that regulate the sale and transport... Continue Reading

The Lawyer's Apprentice in the NY Times

The Lawyer's Apprentice in the NY Times

SELC's efforts to promote legal apprenticeships were written about in the New York Times!  "When Chris Tittle meets new people and the topic turns to his work, he sometimes fishes in his pockets and produces a business card that reads “Abraham Lincoln.” Below the 16th president’s name in smaller type the... Continue Reading