CHLPI Blog

Clinic Students Reflect on “Land Loss, Wealth, and Reparations”

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This blog post was written by students Emma Pollack, MPH ’19, and Fred Chung, J.D. ’20. In the last 100 years, over one million black farmers in the South have been dispossessed of their land. That is a loss of […]

Harvard Law School clinician testifies in support of Massachusetts food and health pilot program

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Originally published January 22, 2020 by Harvard Law Today. New state legislation based on Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation’s “Food Is Medicine” report Food insecurity and hunger cost the Commonwealth of Massachusetts nearly $1.9 billion in avoidable health […]

FBLE Submits Recommendations to House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

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This blog post was written by Brianna Johnson-King, J.D. ’21, a Fall 2019 clinic student of the Food Law & Policy Clinic. I joined the Food Law & Policy Clinic to pursue my interest in the intersection of agriculture, the […]

Pakistan Court finds Food Waste Violates Fundamental Right to Life

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) was very excited to learn about the recent decision issued by the Lahore High Court of Pakistan in the case Muhammad Ahmad Pansota vs Federation of Pakistan. In this momentous, first-of-its-kind […]

Senators Toomey and Blumenthal Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Food Donation Nationwide

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Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) recently introduced legislation intended to boost food donations across the United States. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) enthusiastically supports the Food Donation Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 3141), which […]

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Food Law Student Leadership Summit

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The Food Law Student Leadership Summit convenes law students from around the country who share a passion for creating a transparent, equitable, just, and sustainable food system. Food law and policy is a fast-growing field within the legal profession and society at […]

New Bill Would Make Massachusetts the First State in the Nation to Comprehensively Test “Food As Medicine”

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On Monday, October 21, Senator Julian Cyr and Representative Denise Garlick moved to make Massachusetts the first state in the country to comprehensively test the impact of nutrition interventions in health care. The new legislation would establish a Food and […]

New Job Opportunity: Mississippi Delta Fellow, 2020

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The Mississippi Delta Fellowship connects recent law school graduates to on-the-ground, community-centered work in the Mississippi Delta. Based in the heart of the South and home of the Blues, the Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to inform and catalyze community […]

Harvard Law School & NVHR Launch Updated Data on Discriminatory Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions in 52 Medicaid Programs and Send Letter to CMS Urging an End to State Violations of Federal Medicaid Law

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The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) today launched an update to “Hepatitis C: State of Medicaid Access,” an interactive project grading all 50 state Medicaid programs, […]

FLPC Releases Report Calling for Greater Nutrition Education in the Medical Field

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released a new report today identifying policy approaches to increase nutrition competency of U.S-trained physicians. Doctoring Our Diets: Policy Tools to Include Nutrition in U.S. Medical Training highlights the current [...]