William and Mary Law School


Roy Hoagland Director, Virginia Coastal Policy ClinicRoy Hoagland 

Professor of Practice

Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic

Roy A. Hoagland has worked on environmental, and in particular Chesapeake Bay watershed, issues for over 25 years.  He has successfully advocated for clean water and healthy local and regional environments and communities in a variety of forums and arenas, accomplishing lasting policy and programmatic change.  His experience has included organizing and leading citizens, watershed groups, nontraditional partners, and government agencies in progressive reform initiatives, from local land use matters to national policy.  He has served in numerous leadership roles, having received appointments at the local, state and regional levels to advisory committees, commissions and task forces, and authored numerous articles on Chesapeake Bay matters. He is the former Vice President of Environmental Protection and Restoration for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation where he also served as Senior Attorney and Executive Director for the Virginia office of the Foundation. He is currently a principal in HOPE Impacts, LLC, an environmental consulting firm working exclusively with nonprofits and government agencies. Hoagland is a former adjunct professor with both the University of Virginia and University of Richmond law schools. At UVA, he directed the Environmental and Conservation Law clinic. Mr. Hoagland holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dickinson College and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.  

Mary-Carson Saunders StiffMary-Carson Saunders Stiff


Mary-Carson Saunders Stiff, J.D., C.F.M.  Mary-Carson graduated from William & Mary Law School in 2013. She is a Consultant for the Virginia Coastal Policy Clinic at the William & Mary Law School. She is also the Assistant Director for Wetlands Watch, a non-profit in Norfolk, on legal and policy issues related to sea level rise and changing coastlines.  She previously worked for Virginia Outdoors Foundation, the Land Trust Alliance, and Virginia Sea Grant. Before attending law school she worked at Episcopal High School as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and novice girls’ crew coach. She graduated from Bates College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.