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Elizabeth Elizabeth Andrews
Elizabeth Andrews
VA Coastal Policy Center, William & Mary Law School

613 S. Henry St.
Williamsburg, VA23185

Elizabeth Andrews is a Professor of the Practice and the Director of William & Mary Law School's Virginia Coastal Policy Center. She formerly served as Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Environmental Section of the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, where she oversaw a team of attorneys representing and providing counsel to the Secretary of Natural Resources and the natural resources agencies of the Commonwealth. She also served as the Water Policy Manager for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, where she worked closely with the legislature, the regulated community and environmental organizations to address the water quality and quantity challenges facing Virginia, particularly its coastal areas. Professor Andrews is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and received her Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the Washington College of Law at American University.


EPA Region:
Region 3 – (DE, MD, PA, VA, WV & 7 federally recognized tribes)
Year of induction:
BA, College of William & Mary, 1984 JD, Washington College of Law, American University, 1993
Court Admissions:
US District Court, Eastern District of VA
Professional Societies and Organizations:
- Member, VA State Bar - Member, Virginia Forever
Other Environmental Career Experience:
Senior Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Environmental Section of the Virginia Office of the Attorney General Water Policy Manager, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Representative Publications:
-Member of the Expert Study Board convened by the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering & Medicine (VASEM) to research and draft the 2021 report, The Impact of Climate Change on Virginia's Coastal Areas, which was submitted to the Virginia General Assembly's Joint Commission on Technology & Science pursuant to House and Senate Joint Resolution 47 (2020). - Reflections on Rural Resilience - As the Climate Changes, Will Rural Areas Become the Urban Backyard, 44 Wm. & Mary Evtl. L. & Pol'y Rev. 745 (2020) (with Jesse Reiblich). -Legal and Policy Challenges for Future Marsh Preservation in the Chesapeake Bay Region, Wetlands 1-12 (2020). -Institutionalizing Resilience in U.S. Universities Prospects, Opportunities, and Models, 522 Marine Technology and Science Journal 106 (with Morris Foster et al.) (March-April 2018). -Review of Boat Wake Wave Impact on Shoreline Erosion and Potential Solutions for the Chesapeake Bay, 17-002 STAC Publication (2017) (with Donna M. Bilkovic et al.).
Illustrative Projects:
-Serve as the Virginia representative on the Chesapeake Bay Program's Climate Resiliency Workgroup -Appointed member of the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation Board of Trustees - Gubernatorial appointee to the Technical Advisory Committee charged with developing Virginia's first Coastal Resilience Master Plan, and also serve as Chair of the TAC's Finance Subcommittee httpslaw.wm.eduacademicsprogramsjdelectivesclinicspracticumlistvacoastalreportsindex.php httpslaw.wm.eduacademicsprogramsjdelectivesclinicspracticumlistvacoastalconferencesindex.php