Harrison Institute for Public Law
-- Policy Clinic
The Harrison Institute supports actors who shape and make public policy. Some of our clients are nonprofit coalitions that promote policy change at various levels – local, state, federal, and international. Others are decision-makers, primarily at the state level – legislators, attorneys general, regulatory agencies, and their national associations.
Policy teams. Students in the public policy clinic analyze law-making authority, identify options for changing policy, help clients plan their strategy, and draft documents based on client choices. Students work in four teams:
- Climate team –
- Adaptation – Enable cities to prepare for hotter summers, higher seas, and heavier downpours.
- Equity – Empower low-income communities in urban and rural areas to protect their homes and neighborhoods from climate impacts.
- Food and health team –
- Health Justice Alliance – Develop advocacy projects for Georgetown University’s HJA.
- Health disparities – Meet urgent oral health needs of low-income children.
- School food – Reinvent a healthier food chain for school children.
- Human rights team –
- Procurement – Help governments and institutions respect human rights in their own procurement.
- Transparency – Make transparency happen in global supply chains for apparel and other sectors.
- Trade and environment team –
- Sustainable fisheries - Develop strategies to promote transparency and protect human rights in seafood supply chains.
- Carbon pricing – Promote state collaboration with international carbon pricing programs.
- US-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT) – Protect environmental and public-interest regulatory authority.