Coastal communities and their citizens can struggle to understand the laws and policies surrounding environmental issues and property rights. The Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic will work to address these concerns. As a partner of William & Mary Law School, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Virginia Sea Grant (VASG), students can learn about coastal science and policy while addressing issues facing Virginia coastal communities. VASG will fund two summer law fellows and provide access to the National Sea Grant Law Center and other Sea Grant projects relating to climate adaptation.
Project details: Shana Jones (W&M). Building a Resilient Coast: Extending Legal and Policy Services to Virginia’s Coastal Communities.