Gennady Volkov

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Gennady Aleksandrovich Volkov (Russian: Геннадий Александрович Волков; 14 March 1964) is a doctor of Juridical Science, Professor of the Department of Environmental and Land Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of Law. He was born on March 14, 1964 in Lobnya, located near Moscow.

Education[edit]

He entered the Faculty of Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1985 and graduated with honors in 1990.

He studied full-time at the graduate school of the abovementioned faculty in the Department of Environmental and Land Law from 1990 to 1993.

He defended the candidate’s dissertation on the “Peasant Household as a Subject of Land Relations: Historical and Legal Aspects” (thesis supervisor – Prof. V.V. Petrov) on December 24, 1993. The defense took place at the Faculty of Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Gennady Volkov was awarded the academic title of Associate Professor by the decision of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation on December 15, 1999. He defended the doctoral thesis on the “Principles of Land Law” on June 8, 2005. The defense took place at the Faculty of Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Gennady Volkov was awarded the academic title of Doctor of Juridical Science by the decision of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation Ministry of Education and Science on October 21, 2005.

Career[edit]

Gennady Volkov has been working at the Faculty of Law since September 1, 1993. He gives lecture courses “Land Law” (since 1997) and “Environmental Law” (since 1995), including within a framework of the Faculty of Law International Legal Programme at the International Center of Lomonosov Moscow State University (Geneva, Switzerland). He gives the following special courses: “Topical Issues of the Natural Resources Law,” “Legal Issues of Water Resources Use and Protection,” “Legal Issues of Subsoil Use and Protection,” and “Legal Regime of Moscow lands.”

He undertook an internship at the Faculty of Law of Budapest University (alternative name – Lorand Eotvos University / “Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem” in Hungarian).[1]

Gennady Volkov worked at the Faculty of Law in capacity of Teaching Assistant of the Department of Environmental and Land Law from September 1, 1993 to December 31, 1996 and Associate Professor of the abovementioned department from January 1, 1997. He has been Professor of the Department of Environmental and Land Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of Law from 2008 to the present day.

Gennady Volkov is a member of Lomonosov Moscow State University Dissertation Councils: D 501.001.99 (at the Faculty of Law) and D501.001.08 (at the Faculty of Economics). He held a position as a legal advisor in a subsidiary of LUKOIL company,[2] a consultant of the Russian Federation State Duma Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Management,[3] and a non-staff expert of the State Property Committee of Russia [4] and the State Committee for Land Policy of Russia.[5]

Legislative activity[edit]

He took part in developing projects of the Russian Federation Urban Planning Code 1998, the Russian Federation Land Code of 2001, the Russian Federation Water Code of 2006, the federal law “On Agricultural Land Transactions,” subsoil law, laws of Moscow and Saint Petersburg. He participated in developing the basic draft of the General Part of the Russian Federation Environmental Code in 2006 and 2007, as well as developing the basic draft of the Russian Federation Environmental Code Special Part in 2007 and 2008.

Gennady Volkov serves as a consultant of Russian and foreign companies on the issues of natural resources use and protection, environmental protection, legal regime of land plots and other real estate units. He is an active lawyer and a partner of Reznik, Gagarin, and Partners law bureau.[6]

Аcademic papers[edit]

He is the author of more than 60 published research papers including one monograph, six commentaries to legislative acts, one commentary to the Russian Federation Presidential Decree, a textbook, and more than 15 study guides (co-authorship). Selected papers:

Most papers written by Gennady Volkov are on fundamental theoretical and practical issues in the field of land law (especially basic land law), environmental law, water law, legal aspects of the real estate market development, legal issues of the framework for natural environment protection, planning land use in towns and other residential areas (legal aspects). Selected recent papers:

Gennady Volkov has been deputy chief editor of the magazine “Environmental Law” since January 1, 2010 (since 2011).[7]

He served as the thesis supervisor of two candidates of juridical sciences: A.Y. Aleksandrov and K.V. Simonov. Professor Gennady Volkov, Doctor of Juridical Science, is mentioned in 130 sources in databases of the ConsultantPlus reference system and in 40 sources of Garant. He is a member of the First International Interactive Juridical Portal URISTI.TV.

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