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Jesse Richardson

Jesse Richardson

Professor of Law, Lead Land Use Attorney, Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic

  • jesse.richardson@mail.wvu.edu

  • 304-293-9460

  • Room 246, Law School

Professional Preparation

B.S., Agricultural Economics, June 1984 -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

J.D., Law, May 1987 -- University of Virginia School of Law

M.S., Agricultural and Applied Economics, May 1996 -- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Appointments

West Virginia University College of Law -- Morgantown, West Virginia

2012 to Present – Lead Land Use Attorney

2017 to Present – Professor of Law

2014 to 2017 – Associate Professor

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Blacksburg, Virginia

2004 to 2014 – Associate Professor, Urban Affairs and Planning

1998 to 2004 – Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

2007 to 2008 – Program Chair

Law Offices of Jesse J. Richardson, Jr., P.C.

1993 to 1998 – Attorney at Law

University of Virginia School of Law

1997 – Lecturer

Hazel & Thomas, P.C.

1987 to 1991 – Associate Attorney

Publications

  1. Dooley, Elizabeth and Jerry Anderson, and Jesse J. Richardson, Jr., United States, DEFINITIONS OF “FOREST” AND THE LAW: A GLOBAL COMPARISON (M. Monteduro, P. Buongiorno, S. Doumbe-Bille, and D. Santiago Iglesias, ed., forthcoming) (peer reviewed book chapter) (in press) (2020).
  2. Richardson, J. J. (2019). An Analysis of Mandatory Hookup Law: Cases and Statutes (pp. 1-61). Washington, DC: Water Systems Council.
  3. Richardson, J. J. (2018). Uncertainty of Land Tenure and the Effects on Sustainability on Agriculture in the United States. International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2017 (pp. 125-149). Springer International Publishing.
  4. Richardson, J. J. (2017). Post-Colonial Evolution of Water Rights in India and the United States. In S. Pellissery, H. Jacobs, & B. Davy (Eds.), Land Policies in India. Springer International.
  5. Richardson, J. J. (2016). Who Owns the Water? Washington, D.C.: Water Systems Council.
  6. Richardson, J. J., Aloi, I. (Graduate Student) (2017). Exempt Wells and Agriculture (pp. 10). Fayetteville, Arkansas: National Agricultural Law Center. http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/assets/articles/Exempt-Wells-Agriculture-Richardson.pdf
  7. Richardson, J. J., Aloi, I. (Graduate Student) (in press). Legal Liability Manual for Direct Marketing and Agritourism in West Virginia. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia Cooperative Extension.
  8. Richardson, J. J. (2017). Formal Instruments to Address Environmental Change and Property Rights. In J. Sheehan, F. van Der Straalen, & T. Hartmann (Eds.), Property Rights and Climate Change: Land-Use Under Changing Environmental Conditions.
  9. Richardson, J. J., Aloi, I. (Graduate Student) (2017). Water Rights Table. Fayetteville, Arkansas: National Agricultural Law Center. http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/assets/articles/Water-Rights-Tables-Richardson.pdf
  10. Bowen, E., Christiadi, C., Deskins, J., Lego, B., Plein, L. C., Richardson, J. J., Garvey, K. C., Waldie, S. (2017). A Roadmap on Maximizing Local Government Effectiveness in West Virginia. Morgantown. West Virginia: West Virginia University.
  11. Dooley, E., Richardson, J. J. (2016). United States Soil Degradation. In H. Ginzkey, I. L. Heuser, T. Qin, O. C. Ruppel, & P. Wegerdt (Eds.), International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2016 (pp. 411-430). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  12. Richardson, J. J. (2018). Karst, Scientific Uncertainty and the Law. Proceedings of the 15th International Sinkhole Conference. Carlsbad, New Mexico: National Cave and Karst Research Institute.
  13. Richardson, J. J. (2017). Fitting Regulatory Square Pegs into Round Holes: Local Land Use Regulation in Karst Terrain. In W. B. White (Ed.), Karst, Groundwater Contamination, & Public Health: Moving Beyond Case Studies.
  14. Richardson, J. J. (2017). Hydraulic Fracturing and Local Government: Battle in the Shale Fields (1st ed., vol. 58, pp. 12-24, 34-35). Rockville, Maryland: Municipal Lawyer: The Journal of Local Government Law; International Municipal Lawyer Association.
  15. Richardson, J. J. (2017). Fitting Regulatory Square Pegs into Round Holes: Local Land Use Regulation in Karst Terrain. In W. B. White (Ed.), Karst, Groundwater Contamination, & Public Health: Moving Beyond Case Studies
  16. Richardson, Jr., Jesse J., Local Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing, 117 W. VA. L. REV. 593 (2014).
  17. Richardson, Jr., Jesse J., Exiting Regulation of Exempt Wells in the United States, 148 JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY WATER RESEARCH AND EDUCATION Issue 1, 3-9 (Sept. 2012). 

Synergistic Activities