Student Work

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:

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.

Registration Information

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Faculty and Staff

Robert Greenwald (Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation)
Emily Broad Leib (Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Clinic Director)
Ona Balkus (Senior Clinical Fellow)
Christina Rice (Clinical Fellow)
Emma Clippinger (Clinical Fellow)
Laura Johnston (Administrative Director)

Contact

Food Law and Policy Clinic
Harvard Law School Office
Wasserstein Caspersen Clinical Building
Suite 3130

Legal Services Center office
122 Boylston Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Food Law and Policy Clinic Website