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September 2020 Newsletter: Radical Real Estate Law School is now in session!

The Law Center is overjoyed to welcome four incredible apprentices into the fold. Over the next four years, through learning and practice, our Radical Real Estate Law School aka RRELS apprentices, will work to change how communities access land and housing through a radical reimagining of the law. Their vision is to democratize,... Continue Reading

Equitable Community Solar: California & Beyond

Equitable Community Solar: California & Beyond

We are excited to share that the Ecology Law Quarterly has just published Equitable Community Solar: California & Beyond by Subin DeVar, the Law Center’s energy program director. The article builds on the Law Center’s community energy work over the last several years, including our advocacy related to implementation of... Continue Reading

How Blockbusting and Real Estate Profiteers Cash In on Racial Tension

By: By Stephen Zacks, Dwell Excerpt: All in all, the profiteering habits of the real estate market underline a need to rethinking housing as a commodity. Chris Tittle, staff lawyer and director of land and housing justice at the Sustainable Economies Law Center, which provides technical support for communities organizing to assert... Continue Reading

Legal Cafe Teach-In: How to Pool Resources to Create a More Sustainable Economy

Legal Cafe Teach-In: How to Pool Resources to Create a More Sustainable Economy

Our summer 2020 Law Center intern Sam Karlin led a teach-in exploring how community capital can be used to support local businesses, increase community wealth, and promote social and economic justice.   Continue Reading

Escape From the Nuclear Family: Covid-19 Should Provoke a Re-Think of How We Live

By: Naomi Klein, The Intercept Excerpt: ... I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Oakland, unceded Ohlone territories. We have the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, which is an Ohlone land trust that’s rebuilding the land base for the Ohlone peoples and for indigenous peoples in the Bay Area. There’s resources like... Continue Reading

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