Event

Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network Book Talk: The Farmer's Lawyer

Author Sarah Vogel wearing a read blazer reading from her book The Farmer's Lawyer at a microphone.
  • 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.

Fea­tured Speaker

Sarah Vogel

Sarah Vogel

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.

Mod­er­a­tor

Burt Neuborne

Burt Neuborne

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.