Emily M. Broad Leib is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, 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 Food Law and Policy Clinic, Broad Leib launched the first law school clinic in the nation devoted to connecting students with opportunities to assist clients with legal and policy questions regarding the health, economic, and environmental challenges facing our food system. Broad Leib focuses her scholarship, teaching, and practice on finding solutions to today’s biggest food system issues, aiming to increase access to healthy foods, eliminate food waste, and reduce market barriers for small-scale and sustainable food producers. She has published scholarly articles in the Wisconsin Law Review, the Harvard Law & Policy Review, the Food & Drug Law Journal, and the Journal of Food Law & Policy, among others.
Broad Leib is recognized as a national leader in Food Law and Policy. She was named by Fortune and Food & Wine to their list of 2016's Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink. The list highlights women who had the most transformative impact in the last year on what the public eats and drinks. Her work also has been covered in such media outlets as The New York Times, CNN, CBS This Morning, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, The Guardian, TIME, Politico, and the Washington Post. Broad Leib received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude.