9th Annual Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Distinguished Lecture in Law
Food Justice as Social Justice
TU Law welcomes Emily M. Broad Leib for the 9th Annual Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Distinguished Lecture in Law on Monday, February 20, 2017
About Emily M. Broad Leib
Emily M. Broad Leib is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Director of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, and Deputy Director of the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. She co-founded and directs the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, the first law school clinic in the nation devoted to providing legal and policy solutions to nonprofit and government clients in order to address the health, economic, and environmental challenges facing our food system.
Broad Leib is recognized as a national leader in Food Law and Policy. She teaches courses on the topic and focuses her scholarship and practice on finding solutions to today’s biggest food system issues, aiming to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related disease, eliminate food waste, and reduce barriers to market entry for small-scale and sustainable food producers. She has published scholarly articles in the Wisconsin Law Review, the Harvard Law & Policy Review, and the Journal of Food Law & Policy, among others. Broad Leib’s work has been covered in such media outlets as CNN, The Today Show, MSNBC, TIME Magazine, Politico, and the Washington Post. She received her BA from Columbia University and her JD. from Harvard Law School, cum laude.
About the Stephanie K. Seymour Distinguished Lecture in Law
The Stephanie K. Seymour Distinguished Lecture in Law is the only lecture series in the country established by former clerks to honor the judge for whom they served. TU Law Professor Janet K. Levit, former Dean and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair, served as a clerk for Seymour, a Senior Judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. The lecture highlights the scholarship of an untenured law professor whose dedication and passion mirror that of Judge Seymour.