Food Law & Policy

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 […]

Deans’ Food System Challenge winners will be announced April 29th!

We are pleased to invite you to this year’s Deans’ Challenges Demo Day on April 29th from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Harvard Innovation Lab! Join us for refreshments and hear the 20 finalist teams from four Deans’ Challenges showcase their exciting ventures to the Harvard/Cambridge/Boston community. The sponsoring Deans of each Challenge will announce the winners and runners-up […]

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 […]

An Interview with Fulbright Scholar and FLPC Alumna Grace Nosek, HLS J.D. ’14

HLS Alumna Grace Nosek J.D. ’14 was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research. She is one of 22 students from across Harvard University to receive the prestigious grant. As a student at Harvard Law School, Grace participated in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. Taking pride in her achievement, the Office of Clinical Programs (OCP) […]

The Food Law and Policy Clinic Seeks a Clinical Fellow

The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, a division of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School, is seeking a Clinical Fellow to start in summer or early fall 2015. Duties & Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic, the Fellow will work independently and […]

CHLPI Welcomes Visiting Scholar Karolina Gombert

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is pleased to welcome Karolina Gombert,  a PhD student from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, to Boston. Karolina is a recipient of Santander’s Mobility Award, given to postgraduate research students to help them gain the experience of a period of short-term study or research at a like-minded institution […]

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 […]

Food Law and Policy Clinic Joins Other Harvard Faculty for Lightning Lectures on Food

Emily Broad Leib, Director of CHLPI’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), joined other Harvard faculty members and lecturers on February 27 for the Food+ Research Symposium. She was an organizer and also presented “The Role of Law and Policy Research in Our Food System; Case Study on Food Waste,” based on the Food Law […]

FLPC Hosts Workshop on Food Policy in Navajo Nation

By: Kristin Beharry (JD ’16) and Rosana Aragon Plaza (LLM ’15) Fundamental Navajo law includes the concept of ho’zho’, loosely translated to “balance.” In a workshop hosted by the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) from February 9-11, Navajo Nation food advocates described how their current food system is out of balance, leading to environmental, […]