Emily M. Broad Leib

Lecturer on Law

2013-2014

Biography

Emily Broad Leib is a Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor, as well as Associate Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. She co-founded and currently directs the Center's Food Law and Policy Clinic, the first law school clinic in the nation devoted to studying and providing legal and policy solutions for the health, economic, and environmental challenges facing our current food system. She works to provide guidance to nonprofit organizations and government agencies, recommending food laws and policies aimed at increasing access to healthy foods and assisting small and sustainable farmers and producers in participating in food markets. Prior to joining the Center, Emily spent two years in Clarksdale, Mississippi as the Joint Harvard Law School/Mississippi State University Delta Fellow, serving as Director of the Delta Directions Consortium, a group of university and foundation leaders who collaborate to improve public health and foster economic development in the Delta. In that role, she worked with community members and outside partners to design and implement programmatic and policy interventions to a range of health and economic issues in the region, with a focus on the food system. She received her B.A. from Columbia University in 2003 and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2008. While in law school, she focused her academic work in international human rights and humanitarian law, and worked as a summer legal associate at the Khmer Institute for Democracy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

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