News & Events

10/30 Event: Food is Medicine Symposium

October 30 Food is Medicine Symposium Join us for the 2nd Annual Food is Medicine Symposium! For critically and chronically ill people, food is medicine. The provision of nutritious, healthy food is crucial part of outcome-driven, cost-effective health care. Speakers will address innovative partnerships between public health insurers and food providers, cutting-edge research in the […]

Recent Event: Deans’ Food System Challenge Kickoff

  October 27 Deans’ Food System Challenge Kickoff Join HLS Dean Martha Minow and keynote speaker Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, in officially kicking off the 2015 Deans’ Food System Challenge. The Challenge invites creative and entrepreneurial students to develop innovative ideas to improve the health, social, and environmental outcomes of […]

Recent Event: Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Fed Up

Fed Up Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:30pm  6:30pm Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall DOCUMENTARY SYNOPSIS: Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. Fed Up is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth) and director Stephanie Soechtig, Fed […]

Food Better Campaign and Deans’ Food System Challenge Gain Media Attention

The Harvard Gazette From farm to table and everything in between September 29, 2014 Excerpted from the article: “Individuals and communities can improve the food system, according to members of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, which has launched a yearlong, University-wide focus on how to make food distribution more equitable, sustainable, […]

Emily Broad Leib Recognized Among “Young Women to Watch”

Whole Foods Magazine Leading Ladies of the Industry Excerpted from the article: “…Emily Broad Leib is also at Harvard University. She wants to change the way food is grown. She wants to change what people can have available to eat. She’s an absolutely remarkable person.” Read the full article.

Food Law and Policy Clinic Announces Harvard iLab Deans’ Food System Challenge

The Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is thrilled to announce the Harvard iLab Deans’ Food System Challenge. The Challenge invites creative and entrepreneurial students to develop innovative ideas to improve the health, social, and environmental outcomes of the food system in the United States and around the world. Each year the Harvard Innovation Lab […]

Recent Web Events: Food Law & Policy Webinar and Coffee Shop Chat

COFFEE SHOP CHAT: Wed, Sept 24th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Join a discussion about the Food Law and Policy Clinic with Allison Condra and Emily Broad Leib of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. Presenters: Allison Condra, Senior Clinical Fellow, Center for Health Law  and Policy Innovation Emily Broad Leib, Director, […]

CHLPI Welcomes New Clinicians Katie Garfield and Carmel Shachar

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation welcomes new staff clinicians Katie Garfield and Carmel Shachar to the team. Katie Garfield Clinical Fellow in the Health Law and Policy Clinic Katie joined the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation as a Clinical Fellow in September 2014. Katie earned her J.D. […]

Greensboro News & Record: Another reason to expand Medicaid in NC: Rising cost of treating diabetes

September 3, 2014 The following editorial appeared in the Greensboro News & Record: Diabetes is a costly epidemic in North Carolina, and it is rapidly expanding. That’s a disturbing finding headlining a report by Harvard University researchers released earlier this year. While North Carolina is fortunate to be the focus of a diabetes study by […]

FLPC Joins the UN Zero Hunger Challenge

The Food Law and Policy Clinic is thrilled to become a participant in the United Nations Zero Hunger Challenge: an initiative to eliminate hunger worldwide. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched the Zero Hunger Challenge at the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference in June 2012, and over 50 organizations have signed on to participate in […]