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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.



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