News & Events

CHLPI hosts a number of health- and food-related events throughout the academic year and presents on its areas of expertise at conferences and events around the country.

Health Law

Students and staff in the Health Law and Policy Clinic develop cutting-edge policy recommendations at the state and national levels in both the legislative and regulatory arenas.

Food Law

The Food Law and Policy Clinic aims to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and assist small farmers and producers in participating in food markets.


CHLPI staff and students author reflections, ideas, and critiques of topical health law and food law and policy issues.

  • FLPC and NRDC Release New Fact Sheet on Food Donation

    Food donation provides a critical link between organizations with wholesome surplus foods and the 42 million Americans who are food-insecure today. Yet while there are strong federal and state protections, many food manufacturers, retailers, and restaurants cite fear of liability as one of the main barriers to donating food. The Harvard Law School Food Law […]

  • Farm Animals Actually Eat People’s Leftovers — And It’s Good For The Planet

    Originally written and published by Joseph Erbentraut, Senior Reporter, The Huffington Post on September 28, 2016. When restaurants and grocery stores end up with scraps and other leftovers that cannot be donated to food banks, what happens to them? A lot end up in landfills, contributing to the already massive amounts of food waste that emits methane, a potent […]

  • CHLPI Talks Policy at the Annual Food is Medicine Coalition Symposium in New York

    On September 12-14, CHLPI attended and presented at the Food is Medicine Coalition’s annual Advocacy Capacity Building Symposium. For years, CHLPI has partnered with the Food is Medicine Coalition (FIMC), a national network of food and nutrition service providers that work to help nutritious food reach those who are severely ill. Together, FIMC and CHLPI […]

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