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Jessica Jay

Summer Faculty

Biography

Ms. Jay’s firm is devoted to ensuring the permanence of land conservation through sound land conservation transactions and the defense and enforcement of perpetual conservation easements. She represents and partners with land trusts, government entities, and landowners to conserve working landscapes and environmentally significant properties in the Rocky Mountain West. She actively engages conservation professionals, land trusts, and landowners in conservation workshops and discussions, and she teaches Land Conservation Law at University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. She collaborates with the land trust community to develop and implement legal defense and enforcement mechanisms for easement holders, to design and protect conservation easement incentives, and to create enforceable perpetual conservation easements that anticipate changing conditions, climate, and public interests. Ms. Jay received her BA degree from Bowdoin College and her JD and MSEL degrees from Vermont Law School.