The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), a division of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, was established in 2010 to link Harvard Law School students with opportunities to work with clients and communities on various food law and policy issues. FLPC aims to increase access to healthy foods, assist small scale and sustainable food producers in breaking into new commercial markets, and reduce waste of healthy, wholesome food, while educating law students about ways to use law and policy to impact the food system.

In the fall of 2015, FLPC hosted the first Food Law Student Leadership Summit, bringing together 100 law students from 50 law schools around the country. Over the course of three days, students participated in small group seminars with leading academics and experts; developed creative solutions to some of today’s most pressing policy challenges; and laid the foundation for the Food Law Student Network.