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Jennifer Friedel

Asst. Prof. of Practice, Director VA Land Use-Value Assessment Program
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250 Drillfied Dr.
301C Hutcheson Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

In addition to teaching agriculture law and environmental law courses, I serve as the Director of Virginia’s Land Use-Value Assessment Program which provides estimates of the use valuation for agricultural and horticultural land within the Commonwealth. As an Assistant Professor of Practice, I also remain active in the practice of law particularly in natural resources and environmental law, contracts and agricultural law.


Real estate economics and management; law and land use/agribusiness law


J.D., Appalachian School of Law, 2009

M.S.E.L., Vermont Law School, 2006

B.S., Agriculture, University of Tennessee, 2005

Courses Taught

  • AAEC 3604: Agriculture Law
  • AAEC 3314: Environmental Law


  • Assisstant Professor of Practice, Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Blacksburg, VA, July 2019-Present
  • Associate Attorney, CowanPerry P.C., Blacksburg, VA, March 2017-June 2019
  • Owner & Managing Attorney, Shaver Law Office PLLC, Blacksburg, VA, September 2015-Present
  • Attorney, Virginia Gas Owners Litigation Group, Abingdon, VA, March 2011-February 2017
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, Russell County Commonwealth's Attorney Office, Lebanon, VA, August 2010-February 2011
  • Environmental Consultant, The Mountain Institute & Downstream Strategies, Washington, D.C. and Morgantown, WV, September-October 2010
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Patrick R. Johnson, Chief Judge, Twenty-Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia, Gundy, VA, August 2009-August 2010