Food Law & Policy

As COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Critical Importance Of Nutrition, BP Adams Releases a Report With Harvard Law School’s Food Law And Policy Clinic About Opportunities To Advance Nutrition Education For Physicians and Health Professionals

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Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic released a report outlining policy opportunities in New York to advance nutrition education for physicians and health professionals. In the United States, poor diet is the most significant risk factor […]

FLPC Releases Two Issue Briefs Proposing State and Local Policies to Increase Physicians’ Nutrition Education in Massachusetts and New York

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released two issue briefs today identifying state and local policy approaches to increasing the nutrition competency of Massachusetts and New York-trained physicians. These issue briefs, Nutrition Education for Physicians and […]

Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic Identifies Policies to Improve Nutrition Education for Doctors in Massachusetts

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Today, Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released an issue brief outlining a menu of policy opportunities to systematically improve nutrition education for doctors and health professionals in Massachusetts. Food plays a key role in shaping health […]

The Federal Government is Failing Communities Suffering From Food Insecurity

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This article was originally published in The Appeal on September 22, 2020, and was written by Ona Balkus, Food Policy Director at the DC Office of Planning and former FLPC Clinical Fellow.  Food insecurity is not an acute emergency, but […]

CAFS Alumni Spotlight: Esther Akwii LLM’20 Heads To Harvard

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This article was originally written and published by Vermont Law School on September 16, 2020. Originally hailing from Uganda, Esther Akwii LLM’20 worked with smallholder farmers and held a position at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome, […]

The law is ‘tested and illuminated during this pandemic’

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Originally written by Erin Peterson and published by Harvard Law Today on September 16, 2020. A colloquium on governmental powers during a pandemic kicks off an ambitious virtual series on COVID-19 and the Law One of the most fundamental questions […]

Welcome to Clinical Fellow Esther Akwii


The Food Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome new Clinical Fellow Esther Akwii.  Esther Akwii 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

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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 The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a number of new and difficult challenges for families, farmers and other small business owners, and food producers […]

The Care and Feeding of a Nation

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This article was originally written by Erin O’Donnell and published in the September-October 2020 Edition of the Harvard Magazine.  In the United States, “The primary way we define ‘food safety’ is, ‘If I eat this product today, will I be in […]