FLPC Welcomes New Clinical Fellows Christina Rice and Emma Clippinger

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation is happy to welcome Christina Rice and Emma Clippinger to the team as a clinical fellows in the Food Law and Policy Clinic.


Christina Rica headshotChristina Rice
Christina joined the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in August 2015 as a Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. Prior to joining the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Christina attended University of Arkansas School of Law Agricultural and Food Law LL.M. program. As a LL.M. candidate Christina explored a broad spectrum of food law and policy issues through a combination of academic study and project-based work.

As a graduate and research assistant to Susan Schneider, Director of the LL.M. program, Christina researched various areas of food and agricultural law for scholarly articles, updated chapters in the Food, Farming, and Sustainability: Readings in Agricultural Law textbook and contributed to the American Agricultural Law Association annual food law updates. As an extern in Walmart’s Food Safety and Compliance Department, Christina co-authored two topic papers on emerging food policy issues and received a Food Safety Champion award for her work.

Christina is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. She received her J.D. from Charlotte School of law in 2014. She received her bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2008.

Emma Clippinger
13-1242_232Emma joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School in August 2015 as a Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. She received her JD in 2015 from NYU School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar. During law school, she acquired a range of public interest experience–from representing low-income tenants in Brooklyn Housing Court to co-authoring a report on effective civil society engagement for the UNDP. Emma was a member of the International Organizations Clinic and the Criminal Defense and Reentry Clinic. She also co-founded NYU’s Food Law student group and served as an Articles Editor on the Journal of International Law and Politics.

Prior to law school, Emma co-founded and directed Gardens for Health, an international non-profit that provides agricultural and nutritional support to families struggling with malnutrition. The organization operates in partnership with rural health clinics in Rwanda, serving over 2,100 families each year. Gardens for Health’s work has been recognized by Echoing Green, Ashoka, and the Clinton Global Initiative, among others. Emma graduated from Brown University with a BA in Comparative Literature.

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