Welcome to Harvard! We are excited to have you on campus and engaged in all the amazing work, debates, and solutions surrounding food issues that are happening around HLS. We hope you will get involved with the Food Law Society to help us foster dialogue about the environmental, public health, business, and social justice implications of food law and policy as part of a broader movement to better incorporate food law and policy into legal education and practice. To learn more about Food Soc, our upcoming events, and how you can get involved, join us for our Kick Off Event on Wednesday, September 17 at noon in WCC 2012.
If you are interested in joining the Food Law Society, you can join our mailing list (see the side bar), volunteer to help us plan events, or apply for a position on our Executive Board as a 1L Representative. Serving on the Executive Board is a great opportunity to get more involved with Food Soc and to gain leadership experience at HLS.
Six 1L Representatives will serve as representatives for their class. Two 1L Rep will serve on the Events Committee, and four will work with Food Soc and the Food Law & Policy Clinic to promote this year’s iLab Challenge, which is focused on food issues. All representatives will also attend board meetings, provide outreach and publicity to the 1L class, and help us plan our annual spring conference.
To submit an application, please email a statement of interest specific to which position you would like to firstname.lastname@example.org. The statement should include up to 350 words describing why you are interested in the position and what you think you can contribute to our organization. Applications are due Friday, September 26 and selections will be announced shortly thereafter. If you have any questions, or would like to speak with former 1L representatives, please contact Alex Jordan at email@example.com.
The Meat We Eat: Forum on Industrial Animal Farming, was held at Harvard Law School on Friday, April 4, 2014. For more information about the conference, see our conference page, and and to view the recorded sessions, see our events recordings page.
“Food policy implicates a broad range of pressing humanitarian, public health, and environmental challenges. These challenges include, among many others: ending hunger, promoting rural economic development, protecting the safety of the food supply, reversing the obesity and diabetes epidemics, and averting catastrophic climate change. Addressing any and all of these challenges requires the development of healthy, sustainable, and equitable food systems.” –Yale Law School Conference, Developing Food Policy: U.S. & International Perspectives
The Food Law Society seeks to foster on-campus dialogue on numerous issues in law, policy, science and management that confront professionals in the fields of food law and food policy. Members participate in clinical projects and conferences, host speakers, take trips and collaborate with groups throughout the University and the world in their effort to address food issues.