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SALDFLogoThe HLS Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) is a group of students who care deeply about animals and the many issues facing them. The HLS SALDF was founded in 1995 as a student chapter of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a national organization of lawyers who engage in litigation and legislative efforts on behalf of animals. Our SALDF chapter has four major goals:

  1. providing support, education, and work opportunities for students who are interested in animal rights or welfare law;
  2. educating the HLS community about issues facing animals, including nstitutionalized forms of animal abuse and the means of combating them through legislation and litigation;
  3. offering social functions for students interested in vegetarian and vegan food. You don’t need to be a vegetarian to be in SALDF, but we provide many opportunities for you to explore delicious vegetarian and vegan cuisine; and
  4. providing assistance to animals who are currently suffering through student fundraising and volunteering.


MilbankTweed copyThe Milbank Tweed Student Conference Fund is a highly competitive fund allocated specifically for officially recognized student organizations and journals at Harvard Law School for planning conferences or symposia in relation to their organizations missions and goals. Funding is intended to promote students’ efforts to further their legal education outside the classroom, to provide opportunities for intellectual discourse and social interaction among students with varied interests and perspectives, and to assist students in making satisfying career choices. Funding is also intended to enable students to share common cultural and life experiences and to provide opportunities for students to serve others within the HLS community or society at large.


food.policy.logo2The Food Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation was established in 2010 to link Harvard Law students with opportunities to work with clients and communities on various food law and policy issues. The Initiative aims to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and assist small farmers and producers in participating in food markets.


Center For Health Law and Policy Innovation LogoFor the past 20 years the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, home to both the Health Law and Policy Clinic and the Food Law and Policy Clinic, has worked to increase access to healthcare for vulnerable populations, particularly low-income people with chronic illness, as well as to support legal, regulatory, and policy structures that enable people to make healthy lifestyle choices. The Center’s projects span a variety of federal, state, and local access-to-care issues, and include building and supporting state advocacy structures through our State Healthcare Access Research Project (SHARP); informing passage and implementation of federal healthcare reform; and working with state partners to identify and address threats to the Medicaid Program.


petrie flom centerThe Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics is a research program housed at Harvard Law School, founded in 2005 with the goal of promoting interdisciplinary analysis and legal scholarship in these fields.  The Center is not an advocacy organization, but rather is dedicated to the unbiased scholarly analysis of pressing questions facing health policymakers.

The Center is currently led by faculty co-directors Professors I. Glenn Cohen and Benjamin Roin, with additional support from executive director Holly Fernandez Lynch.  We host Academic Fellows who are preparing to enter the legal teaching market, as well as several graduate student fellows in their pursuit of independent scholarly projects; we also recently launched a student internship program.

The Center organizes several events each year, ranging from individual speakers and panel discussions to academic workshops and major conferences.  Our most recent annual conference focused on the future of human subjects research regulation (proceedings will be released as an edited volume by MIT Press in 2014), and our upcoming annual conference in May 2013 will address the Food and Drug Administration in the 21st Century.  We have also hosted training events, such as a session for federal and state judges on cutting-edge neuroscience research and its potential impact on the law.

The Center has recently entered a phase of expansion in which we will be pursuing a variety of Center-based projects, in addition to the high-quality individual academic work already done by our faculty and fellows.  These Center-based projects will include grant-funded research, collaboration with policymakers, and potentially the launch of a new peer-reveiwed academic journal.


VF-Logo-Stacked-Full-Color1VegFund empowers vegan activists worldwide by funding and supporting effective outreach activities that inspire people to choose and maintain a vegan lifestyle. VegFund was co-founded in 2009 by Zia Terhune, Rae Sikora, and Jim Corcoran. Named “Non-Profit of the Year” by VegNews Magazine that same year, VegFund began with a simple concept to support vegan activists by providing small grants for grassroots outreach. The organization quickly became known in the vegan community and began receiving numerous funding requests from groups and activists in the U.S. and abroad. Since then, VegFund has grown significantly and expanded beyond just funding events, by offering activists an encouraging environment with access to free consulting and best practices. Comprised almost entirely of volunteers with no centralized office, VegFund keeps its operating costs very low allowing more funds to go directly to outreach.


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