Jack Hornickel

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Staff Attorney, Food and Farm Business Law Clinic


BA, New York University
JD + Master of Environmental Law and Policy, Vermont Law School

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Rachael Silva
Assistant Dean for External Affairs
(914) 422-4354

Jack Hornickel joined the Pace Law School community in 2021 as the first Staff Attorney serving in the Food and Farm Business Law Clinic, which provides transactional legal services to small farms, food and beverage entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations seeking to improve the food system. He focuses his services on intergenerational farm succession, land use, conservation, and land access. Previously Jack represented small farmers and provided business planning services through the GrowNYC Farmer Assistance Program; these services supported farmers selling in the Greenmarket, the largest network of urban farmers markets in the country and a vital food resource for New Yorkers.

Jack takes great pride in working with regional farmers, whom he regards as environmental stewards, bold entrepreneurs, and pillars of rural community.


Bearing the Torch: A Green New Deal for New York State Agriculture, 40 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 131 (2023)

Preparing the Ground for an Innovative Farm Community—Orange County, New York, Communities Magazine #182: “Community Land” (Spring 2019) (with Jim Oldham and Johanna Rosen)


Farm Succession 201: Ethics, Equity, and Etiquette
5th National Farm Viability Conference -- [Virtual] (2021)

Farm Law 101
Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York -- Annual Winter Conference (2019)
New York Law School Nonprofit and Small Business Clinic -- Guest Lecture (2019)

Farm Succession 101
4th National Farm Viability Conference -- Red Wing MN (2019)

SNAP Chat: 3 Troubling Updates to the Federal Food Stamp Program
Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group -- It Takes A Region Conference (2019)

Time-and-a-Half: Balancing Equity and Viability on Small Farms
Harvard Law School -- Just Food? Conference (2017)
Bard College at Simon’s Rock -- ThinkFOOD Conference (2017)

Food Law Programs
3rd National Farm Viability Conference -- Albany NY (2017)