Stephen Carpenter

Adjunct: General Curriculum

Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Senior Staff Attorney

Stephen Carpenter has been a staff attorney at FLAG since 1993. He is a graduate of Drury College in Springfield, Missouri, and of Stanford Law School. At Stanford he was active in the East Palo Alto Community Law Project, was a Stanford Law Review executive editor, and later received a Skadden Fellowship which brought him to FLAG.

Stephen’s work at FLAG has centered on debtor-creditor issues, disaster assistance, guaranteed loans, discrimination in agricultural lending, federal commodity and conservation programs, sustainable agriculture, and the problems of farmers contracting for livestock production. Since January 2000, he has served as Senior Counsel in the Office of the Monitor in the Pigford case.

Stephen has conducted frequent FLAG trainings for farmers, advocates, and attorneys and has authored and edited several FLAG materials and publications. He is also author of “Discrimination in Agricultural Lending,” Clearinghouse Review (1999); “Farm Service Agency Credit` Programs and USDA National Appeals Division,” Drake Journal of Agricultural Law (1998); co-author, along with Randi Ilyse Roth, of “Family Farmers in Poverty: Guide to Agricultural Law for Legal Services Practitioners,” Clearinghouse Review (1996), and is the author of “Farm Chemicals, Soil Erosion, and Sustainable Agriculture,” Stanford Environmental Law Journal (1994).

Court Admissions:

·          Minnesota Supreme Court


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University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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