We're looking for apprentices!

We’re thrilled to announce the May 2020 launch of the Radical Real Estate Law School, which will spread a vision and practical education for transforming our relationships to land and housing, while training up to four activists to become radical real estate lawyers without going to law school. Aspiring Radical Real Estate Lawyers: Click here to apply to be one of the four legal apprentices. 

Other Openings:

Our fiscally sponsored project The Next Egg is looking to hire a part-time staff member to focus on growing and engaging our membership, doing outreach and communication, cultivating partnerships, and fielding the many and various questions members have about retirement savings. We’re looking for someone who relishes detailed work (like keeping track of members, helping onboard them to start retirement plans, and researching answers to technical tax and accounting questions), and who is also excited to spread the word (using your good communication skills) about the potentially transformative impact of this project: Channeling some of the $29 trillion in U.S. retirement savings out of speculative Wall Street investments and into enterprises that advance justice and support the thriving of our communities and ecosystems.

This will start as 8 hours per week for 6 months, with the potential to add hours and become a longer-term job, as we fundraise and generate income from the project. You’ll meet weekly with our team to set priorities and will otherwise have a lot of independence to direct your time and tasks. Our team consists of Janelle Orsi, Cameron Rhudy, and Sue Bennett of Sustainable Economies Law Center, Erin Axelrod and Kevin Bayuk of LIFT Economy, and author Michael Shuman.

You’ll have to work with us to come up with a good job title for you. We’ve only thought of silly titles, because we have an insufferable tendency to make everything an egg-related pun, including: Hatch Master, Bird Herder, Egg Gatherer, Community Egg Incubator, and Mother Hen (gender-neutral, of course).

If you are interested, please send your resume and a cover letter to work@theselc.org, preferably by January 29, 2020.

Equal Justice Works and Skadden Fellowship Applicants:

Hey there 3L law students, recent graduates, and experienced attorneys! Do you have a specific project idea that advances the Law Center's mission to provide legal education, research, advice, and advocacy for just and resilient economies? If so, consider applying for a funded fellowship through Equal Justice Works, Skadden Fellowship Foundation, or other similar organization to work with the Law Center. We are particularly interested in proposals that achieve the following goals:

  • Envisioning more just and resilient economic and legal systems;
  • Identifying and advocating for public policies that remove legal barriers to resilient communities while maintaining and strengthening worker, consumer and environmental protections;
  • Empowering community-based entrepreneurs and innovators to create replicable legal structures that will form the blueprints of the new economy;
  • Educating communities and law-makers about the potential of new economic strategies; and
  • Training the next generation of community-based lawyers to meet the burgeoning legal needs of resilient communities everywhere.

Submit a brief proposal to cameron@theselc.org with "Fellowship Proposal" in the subject line and we'll get back to you in a timely manner to let you know if we'd like to further explore the opportunity. 

**Please Note: Proposals received by July 15, 2020 will receive priority consideration**

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