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Elizabeth Andrews.

Elizabeth Andrews.

Elizabeth Andrews.

By Jonathon Lubrano, VCPC graduate research fellow 

William & Mary Law School and the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) are excited to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Armistead Andrews as a Professor of the Practice of Law. Professor Andrews will join Roy Hoagland in leadership of VCPC, building on the Center’s strong foundation and reputation as a leader in legal and policy analysis of the coastal challenges facing Virginia and further strengthening existing partnerships with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Virginia Sea Grant, and many federal, state, and local government, nonprofit, business, and military stakeholders.

“Having known and worked with Elizabeth for many years, I am thrilled she is joining the Center’s leadership team,” says Professor Roy Hoagland, director of VCPC.

“The Law School’s increased leadership staffing of VCPC is a testament to the important interdisciplinary work already accomplished by the Center, and its impressive agenda moving forward,” says Patricia Roberts, director of clinical programs at William & Mary Law School. “We are eager to see what Professors Andrews and Hoagland accomplish working together with our students and partners to solve the most pressing coastal issues.”

Professor Andrews brings ample experience in environmental and coastal issues. She formerly served as both a senior assistant attorney general and then chief of the environmental section of the Office of the Attorney General. Most recently, she served as the water policy manager for the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.  Professor Andrews is a graduate of William & Mary, and received her Juris Doctor Degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Washington College of Law at American University.

Professor Andrews will join the Law School on February 15.