For Students

Study tableThe VCPC offers you the opportunity to work with leading Virginia scientists and develop policy solutions for some of the most challenging environmental questions facing policymakers today.  As a center student, you will learn how to identify and analyze the most significant legal and policy issues that arise in coastal zone management and water quality protection.  You will learn how the policy process works and how to develop expert analysis to inform it, gaining a greater appreciation for the role that credible and objective legal and policy analysis plays in advising decision-making. In addition to developing your project management, research, collaboration, and oral presentation skills, you will acquire the ability to appreciate the underlying values and economic choices inherent in policymaking as well as respect and understand the many viewpoints of diverse stakeholders.