Legal education, research, advice, and advocacy for just and resilient economies.
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:
Learn how all of our work interrelates to create systemic change for community resilience.
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.
The Sustainable Economies Law Center has been working with an international team (no joke!) to create our new logo that will help shape the look for our eResources websites like Co-opLaw.org, UrbanAgLaw.org, CommunityCurrenciesLaw.org, and more!
Our developer, Timo ten Feld, researched the Sustainable Economies Law Center's efforts, accomplishments, and vision and had this to say about how he came up with SELC's new look: The SELC logo is an "organically grown, vibrant little logo made with a little bit of help from Aotearoa’s beautiful South Island [New Zealand]."
Watch SELC’s new video on the legal roots of just and resilient local communities: