FLPC Director Emily Broad Leib was quoted in October 2017 issue of Washington Lawyer. The magazine article, written by Anna Stolley Persky, looks at the surge in law schools with offerings in food law and policy around the country.
Excerpts From Farm to You: A Study in Food Law:
“At Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, students can get hands-on experience conducting legal and policy research on topics like food safety on farms and empowering food policy councils and other community coalitions. Students also have an opportunity to identify and draft legislation to reduce the amount of food that goes to waste in the United States. The clinic began in 2010 and was the first of its kind.”
“Students interested in food law tend to fall into one of two categories, according to Leib. ‘About half of them have developed their interest in food law because they are interested from the public health perspective — obesity, social justice and access to food, concern over allergies,’ says Leib. ‘The other half comes from the environmental side — they are asking how they can help farmers with sustainable agriculture, how food production affects climate change, how can we reduce the amount of food we waste.’”