Food Law and Policy

The laws and policies that govern our food system play a key role in shaping our environment, our health, and our economy 

Since 2010, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) has served partner organizations and communities in the U.S. and around the world by providing guidance on cutting-edge food system issues, while engaging law students in the practice of food law and policy. FLPC is committed to advancing a cross-sector, multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach to its work, building partnerships with academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, private sector actors, and civil society with expertise in public health, the environment, and the economy. FLPC’s work focuses on increasing access to healthy foods, supporting sustainable and equitable food production, reducing waste of healthy, wholesome food, and promoting community-led food system change.

To learn more, please read about FLPC’s initiatives and current projectsand review FLPC’s publications. 

Updates from the Food Law and Policy Clinic

Our COVID-19 Response
FLPC is engaged in an emergency response effort to address the impact that COVID-19 is having on our food systems. 

Global Food Donation Policy Atlas Research Available Across Five Continents
FLPC recently published new research from The Global Food Donation Policy Atlas project, a first-of-its-kind initiative comparing food donation laws and policies across the globe.

The Need for a Coordinated, Government-Led National Food Strategy
FLPC recently released The Urgent Call for a U.S. National Food Strategy with the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems of Vermont Law School. 

Connect with the Food Law and Policy Clinic

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Get to know our team, read their bios here, or contact them directly: 

Emily Broad Leib, Director 
Emma Scott, Clinical Instructor 
Melissa Shapiro, Clinical Instructor 
Ariel Ardura, Clinical Fellow
Esther Akwii, Clinical Fellow
Joseph Beckmann, Clinical Fellow

For all media inquiries, please contact Kyra Sanborn 

For all inquiries regarding speaking engagements, please contact Aiza Khan.

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