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.

  • Media Coverage of National Guidance for Standardized Date Labels

    On February 15, 2016, the Food Marketing Institute and Grocery Manufacturers Association launched a new initiative to standardize date labels on food packages. The voluntary initiative, which follows recommendations FLPC has been advocating for, encourages retailers and manufacturers to only use one of two standard phrases on consumer facing food packing: “best if used by” and […]

  • Emily Broad Leib Appears on CBS This Morning to Support Standardized Food Expiration Labels

    Emily Broad Leib, director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, appeared on the Thursday, February 16 episode of CBS This Morning. She spoke about the new initiative to standardize date labels on food packages, spearheaded by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and informed by research conducted […]

  • Don’t throw it out! That expired food could still be good

    Originally published by USA Today on February 14, 2017. Written by Matthew Zahnzinger. You’re cleaning out your fridge and pantry, amazed at just how big the pile of stuff you’re going to throw out is—solely because it’s gone past its expiration date. Because if it’s past its expiration date, it’s gone bad, right? Wrong! Well… maybe. […]

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