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Emily Broad Leib

Emily Broad Leib

Faculty Director, Food Law and Policy Clinic

Deputy Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Clinical Professor of Law


To contact Professor Broad Leib, please email Tam Nguyen, her faculty assistant.

About Emily Broad Leib

Emily M. Broad Leib is a Clinical Professor of Law, Faculty Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, and Deputy Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. As founder of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, Emily launched the first law school clinic in the nation devoted to providing clients with legal and policy solutions to address the health, economic, and environmental challenges facing our food system. Emily focuses her scholarship, teaching, and practice on finding solutions to today’s biggest food system issues. She has published scholarly articles in the California Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, the Harvard Law & Policy Review, the Food & Drug Law Journal, and the Journal of Food Law & Policy, among others. Her work has been covered in such media outlets as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, Politico, and the Washington Post. Emily has appeared on CBS This Morning, CNN, The Today Show, and MSNBC to discuss the clinic’s efforts to reduce food waste. 

Broad Leib founded the Academy of Food Law and Policy, and from 2016-2019, served as Founding Co-Chair of the Academy’s Board of Trustees. She is also the faculty supervisor for the Harvard Mississippi Delta Project and Harvard Food Law Society. Prior to joining the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Emily spent two years in Clarksdale, Mississippi as the Joint Harvard Law School/Mississippi State University Delta Fellow, serving as Director of the Delta Directions Consortium. In that role, she worked with community members and outside partners to design and implement programmatic and policy interventions on a range of health and economic issues in the region, with a focus on the food system. Emily received her B.A. in American History from Columbia University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude. She is a licensed member of the bar of the State of New York. 

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