CHLPI Blog

EXPIRED in Washington, D.C.

Written by Katie Sandson,  J.D. ’17, Harvard Law School; Images provided by Senator Richard Blumenthal’s office I have been a clinical student in the Food Law and Policy clinic since January 2016. As a continuing clinical student this semester, I have been working on FLPC’s food waste and food recovery initiatives, including work on the […]

Pittsburgh Food Policy Council Hosts the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic

Written and original published by the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council. Since January, the PFPC, along with Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS), have been working with the Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic to produce a report of current laws & policies, as well as best practices related to the school food environment. Specifically, the Clinic – working from the great groundwork PPS Food Service has […]

Former FLPC Clinic Student Authors Op-Ed on Summer Meals in Arkansas

Tommy Tobin, a Spring 2015 Student in the Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic, recently published an op-ed on the Summer Food Service Program in Arkansas’ leading newspaper. In “Aid for Arkansas’ Hungry Kids,” published by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (registration required), Tommy outlined the problems facing young people and their families over the summer months. Excerpt from the […]

CHLPI Faculty Director to be Honored by Harvard Law School Student Government

Robert Greenwald, CHLPI’s Faculty Director and Professor of Law, will be honored by Harvard Law School’s Student Government in April 2016 with the newly created Teaching & Advising Award. The Award is meant to recognize both exemplary instruction and the ability of an instructor to inspire personal and intellectual development outside the classroom. The criteria for […]

The Importance of Food Policy Councils

Emily Broad Leib, director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, recently sat down with Anna Lipin from Lucky Peach to discuss food policy councils. Excerpt from the interview: “How does a food-policy council address those issues? ‘A food-policy council is a group of individuals from diverse backgrounds—government officials, parents, doctors, teachers, and nonprofit […]

My Experience at AIDSWatch

Written by Anthony Parel, Northeastern University Class of 2016, and Winter 2016 Health Law and Policy Intern. Images courtesy of AIDSUnited. Last month, I stepped into a room where idealism could transform into realism through the voices of the strong and battle-tested. It was in this room where individuals from all across the United States […]

In the Health Law and Policy Clinic, a slew of opportunities to sharpen legal and policy skills

This blog is cross-posted from the Harvard Law School Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs blog. By Kelly Jo Popkin, J.D. ’17 L-R: Kelly Jo Popkin, J.D. ’17; Robert Greenwald, Clinical Professor of Law; and Kevin Costello, Senior Associate Director and Litigation Manager I became interested in the Health Law and Policy Clinic after solidifying my summer […]

FLPC applauds California Bill to Standardize Food Date Labels

Assembly Member David Chiu of San Francisco recently introduced a groundbreaking bill to standardize date labels across food products in California. The Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) enthusiastically supports bill AB 2725, which addresses key policy changes recommended by FLPC and will bring much-needed uniformity and clarity to California’s date labeling system. The United […]

HHS Announces Plan to Propose Medicare Coverage of Diabetes Prevention Program

On Wednesday March 23, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a plan to propose Medicare coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a multi-session educational program designed to encourage participants to make lifestyle changes to improve their health and decrease their risk of type 2 diabetes.  This change will mark […]

The Clinic Broadened My Horizons

This blog is cross-posted from the Harvard Law School Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs blog. By Alexander Leone, J.D. ’16  The Food Law and Policy Clinic is renowned for its groundbreaking work on a variety of issues, including a report it released with the Natural Resources Defense Council on the staggering amount of […]