e andrewsElizabeth Andrews

Professor of Practice

Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center

Email: [[eaandrews,Elizabeth Andrews]]



Elizabeth Andrews is 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 chaired the Office’s internal APA Committee and became known for her expertise in Virginia administrative law. Most recently, she 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 William and Mary and received her Juris Doctor degree, summa cum laude, from the Washington College of Law at American University. She serves as the Virginia representative on the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Climate Resiliency Workgroup, and as a member of the Alternative Management Structures Workgroup of the Eastern VA Groundwater Management Advisory Committee. She also served for many years as an appointed member of the Virginia Code Commission’s Administrative Law Advisory Committee, is a graduate of the Leadership Fairfax program, and is former Chair of both the Virginia State Bar’s Communications Committee and the Richmond Bar Association’s Energy and Environmental Law Section.


5ac7c4e09d1eb.image.jpg.pngGray Montrose 

Assistant Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center

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Gray Montrose is the Assistant Director of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at William & Mary Law School. Before joining VCPC, Gray served as an assistant attorney general in the Environmental Section of the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, where she focused on the Clean Air Act, dam safety, and other environmental issues. Her professional experience also includes working with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and serving as a member of the Richmond 300 Master Plan Advisory Council. Gray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Arts in Art and Architectural History from the University of Virginia, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law. 


Libby Cook

Libby Cook

Fiscal and Program Coordinator, Virginia Coastal Policy Center

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Libby Cook is the Fiscal and Program Coordinator for the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at William & Mary Law School. Libby was previously the Senior Budget and Program Analyst for Gloucester County and served many years with both the James City and Gloucester County school system. 


Jess KrausJessica Kraus

Staff Attorney, Virginia Coastal Policy Center

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Jessica Kraus is the Staff Attorney with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center (VCPC) at William & Mary Law School. She joined VCPC from Reed Smith LLP, where she was a litigation associate and conducted research on the confluence of emerging environmental issues and insurance coverage. Jessica completed her undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University where she earned a B.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. Prior to law school, she worked in environmental education and community engagement at a nonprofit land trust in southeastern Pennsylvania. Her area of focus was watershed education in socially vulnerable areas. Jessica earned her Juris Doctor from William & Mary Law School where she also served as a Research Assistant with VCPC. She is a published author on issues of streambed ownership determinations, C-PACE financing, and insurance coverage issues related to PFAS liability.