Food Law and Policy Career Guide
Interested in learning about the types of jobs, internships, and careers that exist in the area of food law and policy? Check out our 2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide, which we prepared in partnership with Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic. There are numerous opportunities in government, non-profit organizations, and private law firms where interested individuals can experience food law and policy in action. In addition to the field of law, there are also a growing number of university, internship, and fellowship programs that offer opportunities to experience food policy in every area relating to food–from international non-profits that address food security, to universities that offer courses studying the anthropology of food.
The Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic
The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) 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. The FLPC provides legal advice to nonprofits and government agencies seeking to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and reduce barriers to market entry for small-scale and sustainable food producers, while educating law students about ways to use law and policy to impact the food system. The FLPC engages a strong policy orientation as well as substantive expertise in the food system to assist a range of federal, state, and local clients around the United States—from Massachusetts to Mississippi—in understanding the legal and policy regimes that apply to food production and sales.
Learn more about the clinic here.