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Harrison Institute for Public Law
- Policy Clinic

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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.
  • Health and food team
    • Health Justice Alliance – Develop Washington, DC-based, policy for Georgetown University’s Health Justice Alliance. 
    • 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 – Work with universities and governments to assess risk of human rights abuses; draft contract clauses.
    • Transparency – Support a congressional strategy for implementation of the Transparency Act of 2006.
  • Trade and environment team – 
    • Trade agreements & climate change – Analyze trade rules that apply to a carbon tax; assist US states with carbon pricing.
    • Sustainable fisheries – Analyze US/EU approaches; promote transparency and human rights in seafood supply chains.

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