The 2019 Summit will be held April 5-7th in Washington, D.C. at the Georgetown University Law Center. The event will be co-hosted by the Harrison Institute for Public LawO’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and Health Justice Alliance, all at Georgetown University Law Center, and the Food Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School, with support from the National Food Law Student Network.

The Food Law Student Leadership Summit was launched in 2015 at Harvard Law School by the Food Law and Policy Clinic, with support from the Charles M. Haar Food and Health Law and Policy Fund and GRACE Communications Foundation. This annual Summit convenes students from around the country who share a passion for food law. Each year this event provides the opportunity for approximately 70 law students from nearly 50 law schools and two dozen nationally-renowned food law faculty, practitioners, and expert speakers to gather and discuss the most pressing issues in food law, allowing attendees to:  

  • deepen their understanding of key food law and policy issues;
  • hear from advocates, academics, policy practitioners, policymakers, and more;
  • work with a small group to develop and present policy solutions;
  • gain valuable resources and insights for promoting food law and policy at their schools;
  • tour local food organizations; and
  • network and establish lasting connections with dedicated law students from across the country.


We are also pleased to collaborate with the National Food Law Student Network, formed at the first Summit. Please visit the Network website for more information on how to get involved. 

Hotel accommodations and all meals in Washington, D.C. will be provided for all admitted Summit participants. A transportation stipend will be provided to cover a portion of participants’ travel costs.

For more information and application requirements, visit the Food Law Student Leadership Summit website.