CHLPI Blog

Welcome to Clinical Fellow Esther Akwii

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The Food Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome new Clinical Fellow Esther Akwii.  Esther Akwii eakwii@law.harvard.edu 617.496.1413 Esther Akwii joined the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic in September 2020 as a Clinical Fellow. Before joining […]

COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations

COVID19 and The Law

As we embark on this new semester amid the unusual challenges posed by COVID-19, Faculty Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic, Professor Emily Broad Leib, is leading a unique opportunity to explore the particular difficulties and opportunities presented […]

New FBLE Backgrounder: COVID-19 & Farm Bill Policy

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This blog post was originally published by Farm Bill Law Enterprise on August 20th, 2020 on farmbilllaw.org. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a number of new and difficult challenges for families, farmers and other small business owners, and food producers […]

Welcome to Clinical Fellow Joseph Beckmann

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The Food Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome new clinical fellow Joseph Beckmann. Joseph Beckman jbeckmann@law.harvard.edu 617-998-0224 Joseph Beckmann joined the Food Law and Policy Clinic in August 2020 as a Clinical Fellow. He received a B.A. in […]

House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Report Includes Major Agriculture Policy and Food Waste Reduction Recommendations, Including Several Submitted by FLPC and FBLE

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This blog post was written by Ali Schklair and MJ McDonald, FLPC summer interns. In June 2020, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (Select Committee) released Solving the Climate Crisis, a comprehensive set of recommendations to confront climate […]

COVID-19 Food-Related Policy Tracking: Highlighting State Approaches

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This blog post was written by Bridgette Slater with contributions by Ali Schklair, Amanda Dell, Emily Yslas, MJ McDonald, and Regan Plekenpol. All are FLPC summer interns. In early June, FLPC launched the State Policies for Feeding Vulnerable Populations Tool, […]

Maximizing Food Security For Unauthorized Immigrants During COVID-19

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This article was originally written by David Velasquez, Jordan Kondo, Sarah Downer, and Emily Broad Leib and published by Health Affairs on July 28, 2020.   Many immigration advocates are calling for the release of detainees under US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) […]

COVID-19 highlights systemic flaws in H-2A visa program

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This article was written by Amanda Dell, RDN, FLPC Intern. While many Americans hunker down in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of farmworkers lace up their boots and head out into the fields to harvest ripening crops. This essential […]

Expanding SNAP Options: A Bill to Make SNAP Purchasing More Accessible During a Difficult Time

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This article was written by Ali (Alexandra) Schklair, FLPC Intern. On July 2nd Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Expanding SNAP Options Act (S.4202). The proposed legislation addresses flaws in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental […]

Request for Proposals: Approaches to Reducing Consumption of Sugar

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In 2018, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), with support from Arnold Ventures, launched an initiative to identify locally-supported policies that will reduce sugar consumption and build capacity for policy change. Now in the project’s third […]