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.

  • 7 Insurers Alleged To Use Skimpy Drug Coverage To Discourage HIV Patients

    Originally published by Kaiser Health News on October 18, 2016. Written by Michelle Andrews   Although the center’s focus is on HIV drugs, the complaints may help people with other chronic illnesses. (Photo by Heidi de Marco/KHN)   The health law prohibits insurers from discriminating against people with serious illnesses, but some marketplace plans sidestep […]

  • Screening Toolkit for Not Really Expired is Now Available

    The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), in partnership with Racing Horse Productions, has released a screening toolkit for the short film EXPIRED? Food Waste in America. Expired? was released in February 2016 and explores how misleading date labels on food products contribute to food waste in America. By now, Expired? has more than […]

  • What does that ‘sell by’ date really mean, anyway?

    Originally published by The Boston Globe on October 5, 2016. Written by Catherine Smart. It’s hard to know how to interpret food date labels. If it smells fine but it’s past the best-by mark, should you pitch it? And what does “sell by” really mean anyway? Professor Emily Broad Leib, director of the Harvard Food […]

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