Food Law & Policy

Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Signs Resolution to Support Breastfeeding

Last week, new mothers and babies in Mississippi won an important victory. On August 7th, the Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves signed into law a resolution introduced by Senator Kenneth Wayne Jones to support breastfeeding mothers in the state. Breastfeeding is an important tool in Mississippi’s fight for public health.  Scientific research has linked breastfeeding to […]

CHLPI Clinic Students Awarded Public Service Fellowships

Congratulations to the following former Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation clinic students who received 2014 Public Service Venture Fund fellowships to pursue diverse opportunities for 2014-2015. Stephanie Berger (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to work with the Community Law Office of Jefferson County in Alabama, where she will represent indigent criminal […]

FLPC and Harvard Food Law Society Publish 2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide

The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Harvard Food Law Society are pleased to announce the publication of the 2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide. The area of food law and policy continues to grow rapidly, with more employment opportunities for lawyers being created each year. This third edition of the Food […]

What About Rural? Food Policy Advocacy in Appalachia

by Austin Bryniarski*, Summer Intern, Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic I remember when I first learned about food deserts some years ago. I was at an urban farm in Milwaukee, minutes away from the city’s largest housing project, perplexed by the simultaneous cacophony of chickens and car alarms. To me, food access mainly concerned […]

FLPC Publishes Guide to Urban Agriculture in Boston

The Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is excited to announce the publication of its guide, Urban Agriculture in Boston: Permits and Approvals Needed to Start Your Less than One Acre Ground-Level Farm. The guide to establishing ground-level farms smaller than one acre is the first in a series of guides that spell out the […]

Recent Webinar: Fighting Type 2 Diabetes Through Policy Reform

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23rd 2:00 – 3:15pm (EST); 11:00-12:15pm (PST) Webinar: Fighting Type 2 Diabetes Through Policy Reform: New Jersey and North Carolina as Case Studies VIEW THE WEBINAR DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT and PRESENTATION SLIDES Comprehensive policy reform can help combat the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic through efforts directed at disease prevention and management. As part […]

CHLPI presents at Diabetes State Briefing in the Massachusetts State House

by Qing Qing Miao, 2014 Summer Intern, Health Law and Policy Clinic The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s work on PATHS – a project targeting diabetes-specific health advocacy – has caught the attention of Massachusetts’s legislators. Bringing a broad policy focus to the Together on Diabetes initiative funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, PATHS […]

Recent Webinar: Marketplace – Know Your Rights 101: How to Appeal a Denial of Coverage or Eligibility of People with Chronic Conditions

  TUESDAY, JULY 15TH FROM 2:00-3:00PM (Eastern); 11:00-12:00pm (Pacific) REGISTER FOR THE EVENT The Affordable Care Act (ACA) created some strong new protections against discrimination. In this Web Forum, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School (CHLPI) will cover patients’ protections under the ACA and their right to appeal when […]

Bridging the Gap between Cultural Communities and Health Providers

Bridging the Gap between Cultural Communities and Health Providers: Peers for Progress Consolidates Research Findings, Discussions, and Directions On June 17 and 18, doctors, health researchers, and other medical leaders convened at the Omni Hotel in downtown San Francisco with a common goal: presenting and promoting the evidence for the medical, social, and financial contributions […]

FLPC Releases Farm & Food Law Guide for Legal Services Food Hub Launch

On Monday, June 23, 2014, the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) officially launched the Legal Services Food Hub (LSFH), a free legal services clearinghouse for farmers, food entrepreneurs, and food-related organizations. The Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic (FLPC) collaborated with CLF to create Farm & Food Law: A Guide for Lawyers in the Legal Services […]