Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Emily Broad Leib, of Harvard Law School, who will be speaking at the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit.
Emily M. Broad Leib is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School. She is the co-founder and Director of Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, an action-learning program that offers Harvard Law students hands-on experience assisting nonprofit and governmental clients at all levels of government in understanding and improving the laws impacting the food system. Broad Leib teaches courses in this field and focuses her scholarship and projects on increasing access to healthy foods, assisting small-scale and sustainable food producers in participating in food markets, and reducing food waste. Her work has been featured by CNN, the Washington Post, and the Today Show, among others, and she has taken the stage at TEDxHarvardLaw to discuss the role law and policy play in the food system. Broad Leib received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.