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Summary of SCOTUS Decision on King v. Burwell

On Thursday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell upheld the Government’s provision of health care insurance subsidies to lower-income individuals living in states with Federally-run health insurance exchanges. This case was crucially important for the continued survival of the Affordable Care Act and could have resulted in potentially five million Americans losing health care […]

Kellogg Foundation Awards Vermont Law School and FLPC Grant for National Food Policy Reform Project

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a grant of $261,965 to the  Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) to fund a project to inform national food policy reform, CAFS announced today. The goal of the project, titled “Blueprint for Integrated National Food […]

6/29 Webinar: What does the Supreme Court’s Decision in King v. Burwell Mean for the Future of the Affordable Care Act?

Webinar: Monday, June 29, 2015 3:30-4:30 PM EDT Register for the webinar On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court upheld the subsidies for healthcare plans provided to individuals through federally-run health insurance exchanges. This landmark decision preserves healthcare access for up to 12 million Americans and keeps the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intact. It 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 […] Shares CHLPI’s DOI Templates as a Tool to Fight Health Insurance Discrimination

The blog for, the federally-run website for information about the government’s agencies and programs engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, policy, and research efforts in the United States, highlighted CHLPI’s newest tool in fighting discrimination against people living with HIV from health insurance providers. The Templates, available here, are downloadable forms that advocates, providers, and consumers […]

View the Webinar: Sharing Schools in Massachusetts: Maximizing Use of School Buildings and Grounds for Community Health

On Wednesday, May 13th, presenters from the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the American Heart Association on presented a webinar on how Massachusetts’ schools are successfully sharing space with the community to get students and parents active and healthy during non-school hours. The webinar covered how to develop […]

Harvard Gazette: A dearth of nutrition in school lunches

“U.S. school cafeterias are starved for funds, lack facilities, and are staffed by workers who often know more about wielding ‘box cutters and can crushers’ than chefs’ knives, according to Ann Cooper, a onetime celebrity chef turned Colorado lunch lady and school food reformer. Cooper, speaking at a Harvard conference on food in public schools, […]

CHLPI Welcomes Health Law and Policy 2015 Summer Interns

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the Health Law and Policy Clinic for the summer. Meredith Fierro is a rising third-year student at Boston College Law.  She is a member of the European Union National Moot Court Team, competed in the Wendell F. Grimes […]

FLPC Director Named Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

Emily Broad Leib, Director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), has been named Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at HLS. Since founding FLPC in 2011, the clinic has received nationwide recognition for its research and contribution to the movement to improve food systems. “In a few short years, she has helped build the […]

FLPC Director to Speak at Conference on Public School Food and Nutrition

  Join Emily Broad Leib, Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic on June 10, 2015, 8:30am-5:00pm at Sever Hall, Harvard University for the first annual Healthy Food Fuels Hungry Minds: Serving Change in Public School Food. Join this first annual conference to understand the current state of childhood nutrition, the nuances of the federal law, the economic, logistical […]