Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic
Alli joined the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in September 2012 as the Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic. Alli earned her LL.M. in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2012 and her J.D. from Drake University Law School, magna cum laude, in 2011 with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law.
Alli has written on food and agricultural topics for Food Safety News and the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources August 2012 Agricultural Management Newsletter. Her LL.M. thesis is entitled, “Food Sovereignty in the United States: Supporting Local and Regional Food Systems”. During law school, Alli spent a summer in Washington D.C. working as a legislative intern for Olsson Frank & Weeda and another summer as a policy consultant at the Iowa state office of USDA Farm Service Agency working on crop insurance issues. Alli won the University of Oregon Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation’s 2011 writing competition with the article “And On That Farm There Was An Intern, E-I-E-I-O: Labor Issues in Training a New Generation of Farmers”.
Prior to law school, Alli spent a year in Mexico City working with migrants and refugees and another year in Santa Barbara, CA, working with the s’Cool Food Initiative, a non-profit whose mission is to get healthy lunches in the county’s public schools. Alli is a licensed member of the State Bar of California.