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The Food Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation was established in 2010 to address growing concerns about the health, environmental, and economic consequences of the laws and policies that structure the U.S. food system. Under the supervision of FLPC attorneys, Harvard Law students get hands-on learning experience by conducting legal and policy research for individual and organizational clients working to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and assist small and sustainable farmers in breaking into new commercial markets. Students have the opportunity to develop a range of problem-solving, policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership skills.
Students have the opportunity to work on a range of federal, state, and local law and policy projects in areas such as:
While the primary offices of the Food Law and Policy Clinic are at the Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain, the clinic has an on-campus office in the WCC clinic wing, where students meet with clinic staff and conduct the majority of their clinical work. There are also frequent opportunities to travel both within and outside Massachusetts to work with clients and partners.
For registration information, see the 2014-2015 clinical curriculum.
Emily Broad Leib (Director, Food Law and Policy Clinic; Clinical Instructor; Lecturer on Law)
Robert Greenwald (Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation; Clinical Professor of Law)
Ona Balkus (Clinical Fellow)
Alli Condra (Clinical Fellow)
Sarah Downer (Senior Clinical Fellow)
Emily Broad Leib
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