Resources and Materials For Lawyers

FarmSTAND uses strategically targeted litigation, coupled with base building and storytelling, to address the structural and institutional inequities upon which our current food system is built and work toward a food system that is free from extraction and exploitation.

In our work with movement allies, we’ve seen a major gap: there are not enough legal resources to support those most burdened by the negative impacts of industrial animal agriculture.

To fill this gap, we’re building the capacity of attorneys who want to work with impacted communities to make meaningful change through the FarmSTAND Attorney Network. Law students and lawyers can join the Attorney Network for the opportunity to be paired with research projects or clients in need of legal assistance. To give you the tools needed to take on big ag, we’ll provide you with webinars and resources, updates on FarmSTAND cases, spotlights on Attorney Network members and community partners, and more.


We’re looking for the attorneys and law students to join the movement for a better food system.

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Search below to see briefs and other legal documents filed by FarmSTAND cases:


Ag-Gag Litigation

A just, healthy, and thriving food system requires transparency. Public Justice engages in litigation to strike down the Ag-Gag laws that penalize whistleblowers who expose…

North Carolina Ag-Gag

FarmSTAND (formerly the Food Project at Public Justice) is lead counsel on behalf of a coalition of public interest groups in a constitutional challenge to…

Deep Dive: Hormel

Hormel wants you to make the “Natural Choice.” Documents we’ve made public reveal how that is anything but.
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FarmSTAND Executive Director Jessica Culpepper and Managing Director of Outreach and Organizing Ameesha Sampat discuss law and organizing for environmental justice, hosted by Mass Torts Made Perfect

Law Clinics

We are proud to partner with the following legal clinics across the country through the FarmSTAND Attorney Network: Berkeley Environmental Law Clinic · Environmental Law and Sustainability Clinic, Michigan Law, University of Michigan · Food Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School · Environmental Advocacy Clinic, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law · Yale Law, Ethics & Animals Program · Harvard Law School Animal Law & Policy Program


Roxanne Conlin talks about out clean water fight in Iowa and becoming an attorney when there were few women in the field.


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