The laws and policies that govern our food system play a key role in shaping our environment, our health, and our economy.
The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) serves partner organizations and communities by providing guidance on cutting-edge food system issues, while engaging law students in the practice of food law and policy. Specifically, FLPC focuses on increasing access to healthy foods, supporting sustainable production and regional food systems, reducing waste of healthy, wholesome food, and promoting community-led food system change. FLPC also seeds the next generation of food law experts by engaging law students in conducting these projects, providing mentorship and action-learning opportunities.
FLPC was established in 2010 as the first food law clinical program in the United States. The clinic leverages its decade-long history and expertise to design and implement food law and policy interventions in the U.S. and around the world. FLPC is committed to advancing a cross-sector, multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to its work, building partnerships with academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, private sector actors, and civil society with expertise in public health, the environment, and the economy. To learn more, please read about FLPC’s initiatives and current projects, and review FLPC’s publications.