LL.M., University of Arkansas
J.D., The Dickinson School of Law
B.S., Penn State
Professor Ross Pifer’s research focuses on shale gas development and the interface between agricultural and residential development. He has been an attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of General Counsel, and he has advised military personnel and commands in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Great Britain, and Germany while on active duty with the U.S. Army JAG Corps at the Netherlands Law Center. He has presented widely throughout Pennsylvania, as well as nationally and internationally, on shale gas and agricultural law topics to audiences comprised of judges, attorneys, legislators, government officials, landowners, and the general public.
“The Rule of Capture in Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Law,”Oil & Gas Law Colloquium (Pa. Bar Institute 2009).
Invited Legislative Testimony
State Regulation of Dairy Pricing and the Dormant Commerce Clause, Informational Hearing on the Transparency of Dairy Pricing, Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (Dec. 9, 2009).
Legal Issues Impacting Landowners, Informational Hearing on the Marcellus Shale Play, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Apr. 15, 2009).