Legal education, research, advice, and advocacy for just and resilient economies.

Our Mission

The Sustainable Economies Law Center cultivates a new legal landscape that supports community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment. We provide essential legal tools so communities everywhere can develop their own sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs, and other vital aspects of a thriving community.

Or as Lady Justice says it:


How We Create Change

Learn how all of our work interrelates to create systemic change for community resilience.

The New Economy in Practice

We strive to model the change we want to see in the world. Discover some of the ways that we are exemplifying the new economy in our own organizational practices, including a link to our full organizational policies document.


The Sustainable Economies Law Center is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation with tax-exempt status under IRC Section 501(c)(3). We are located at 1428 Franklin Street, Oakland CA 94612.  


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