Yassi_Eskandari_Sustainable_Economies_Law_Center.jpgYassi Eskandari

Attorney & Policy Director



I lead the center's local policy strategies for sustainable community economic development. Most recently, I led the campaign for groundbreaking worker cooperative development policies in the City of Berkeley and have since partnered with the City on implementation efforts. I also co-developed the center's Transformative Policymakers project, provide legal and technical support to renewable energy projects, and support with direct legal services. I currently serves as President of the law center's Board of Directors.

I have also co-authored several influential publications, including Regulating Short-Term Rentals: A Guidebook for Equitable Policy, and Policies for Shareable Cities, a playbook for cities seeking to embrace grassroots sharing economies in the areas of transportation, food, housing, and work. 

I became a licensed California attorney by "reading the law" and passing the California bar exam. I also hold a B.S. in Conservation & Resource Studies and minor in City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley. While a Cal student, I helped start Berkeley’s first student-run food collective

Roles at the Law Center

Program Areas

  • Lead: Policy

  • Support: Community Renewable Energy

  • Support: Housing

  • Support: Food

  • Support: Legal Profession

  • Support: Cooperatives

  • Support: Water

Operations Areas

  • Organizational Abundance

  • Administration

Other Roles: 

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