- Tuesday, April 5, 2022
- Online Event
The Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, the State Energy & Environmental Impact Center at NYU Law, and the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU hosted a virtual book talk on The Farmer’s Lawyer: The North Dakota Nine and the Fight to Save the Family Farm, the unforgettable true story of a young lawyer’s impossible legal battle to stop the federal government from foreclosing on thousands of family farmers.
Sarah Vogel is an attorney, advocate, and author of The Farmer’s Lawyer, a memoir about her landmark class action lawsuit, Coleman v. Block. She has spent most of her career as an advocate for family farmers, women, and Native Americans. She also served two terms as North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture.
Burt Neuborne is the Norman Dorsen Professor of Civil Liberties and founding Legal Director of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law School. For more than 50 years, he has been one of the nation’s foremost civil liberties lawyers, serving as National Legal Director of the ACLU from 1981 – 86, Special Counsel to the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund from 1990 – 1996, and as a member of the New York City Human Rights Commission from 1988 – 1992.