Public Policy Clinic: Climate Change, Health & Food, Human Rights, Trade (Harrison Institute)
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 – helps cities
and states adapt to hotter summers, higher seas, drought, and recurrent
- Food and health team – helps school districts purchase local and healthier food,
and it helps public health officials identify funds for high-quality services
for HIV/AIDS patients.
- Trade team– develops ways to assess and mitigate the adverse impact of
trade agreements on climate change, and it supports efforts to reform
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS).
- Human rights team – develops policies to help governments and institutions respect human rights and protect workers in their own supply chains.