CHLPI Blog

Food Policy in Our Hometown: Partnering with the Boston Food Policy Council

By: Caitlin Matthews (Summer Intern, Tufts M.A./M.S. ’17) As interns at the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), we have many opportunities to connect with innovative leaders and participate in exciting events in the foods system in Boston and beyond.  Even so, presenting at the quarterly meeting of the Boston Food Policy Council is […]

FLPC to Host First Food Law Student Leadership Summit

The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is excited to host the first Food Law Student Leadership Summit, which will provide a forum for training, networking, and engagement among law students from across the country who are interested in food law and policy. We are now accepting applications from interested law students. The Summit […]

FLPC Launches Food Policy Toolkit for the Navajo Nation

By: Ona Balkus, FLPC Clinical Fellow, and Rosana Aragon-Plaza, L.L.M. ‘15 In May 2015, attorneys and students from the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) travelled to the Navajo Nation to launch Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Food Policy to Work in the Navajo Nation. This policy toolkit provides community food advocates and government […]

Looking at the Future of Health Care Reform: King v Burwell Panel

On April 20, 2015, the American Constitution Society held a panel on the King v Burwell case that is before the Supreme Court. CHLPI’s Director and HLS Professor, Robert Greenwald, served as the moderator for panelists Yaakov Roth, Matthew Hellman, and Rachel Gargiulo, all lawyers involved in the case. Each panelist provided a very different […]

In Gatlinburg, TN, Students Present on Policies to Promote Healthier Food Environments and Combat Diabetes

By: Colin Ross ( JD ’16) Science class was always a struggle for me in school. So I felt nervous as a speaker when I looked at my program and saw that I would be preceded by an official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thanks to Hollywood movies, most of us […]

The 12-Day Countdown for Milk in Montana

By: Emily K. Deddens (JD ’15) Last weekend, I joined a group from the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and travelled to Montana to track down some expired milk. The team, made up of Emily Broad Leib (FLPC director), Rebecca Richman Cohen (Emmy nominated film maker and HLS grad) and myself (a current FLPC student), […]

FLPC and Navajo Partners Speak Out about Improving the Navajo Nation Food Environment

On April 9th, Ona Balkus of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) joined Sonlatsa Jim-Martin of the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) Project on Eating Matters, a radio show dedicated to talking about the food policy issues that shape our everyday experiences of growing, buying, cooking and eating food. They spoke with host Kim Kessler and assistant producer […]

Dynamic Speakers and Over 400 Attendees Come Together to Discuss Food Justice

By: Alex Leone (JD ‘16) Last weekend, something amazing happened at Harvard Law School. Hundreds of people—philosophers, policymakers, foodies, farmers, activists, anthropologists, nutritionists, naturopaths, and more—buzzed through the halls of Wasserstein for the Just Food? Conference. This two-day conference invited a diverse array of academics and practitioners to consider the human impacts of how our […]

Here Come the Water Works: A New Legal Strategy for Confronting Agricultural Pollution in Iowa

By Mary Ignatiadis, Intern in the Food Law and Policy Clinic (Winter 2015) *I would like to thank Professor Jerry Anderson of Drake University Law School for sharing his knowledge and insight. In Iowa, water pollution comes primarily from two places: cornfields and hog waste. The state is blanketed in 13.6 million acres of corn […]

PATHS Toward Successful Policy Advocacy: CHLPI Hosts Workshop at Together on Diabetes™ Summit

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation team presented a half-day Policy Advocacy Workshop at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes™ Summit. Three Harvard Law School students reflect on the day and the important work performed by the attendees as they sought to refine and develop implementation plans for their policy goals. ————– By: Kristen Gurley […]