e andrewsElizabeth Andrews

Professor of Practice

Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center

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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. 


Jesse Reiblich

Postgraduate Fellow

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Jesse Reiblich is a VCPC Postgraduate Fellow. Jesse comes to William & Mary from the Virgin Islands, where he served as an Appellate Law Clerk for the Honorable Maria Cabret of the Supreme Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Prior to that, he served as a Law & Policy Fellow at the Stanford University Center for Ocean Solutions, and as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert Molloy of the Superior Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has both his JD and LLM in Environmental and Land Use Law from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Jesse will be working on a variety of projects related to sea level rise, climate change, aquaculture, wetlands and water quality.