Elizabeth Armistead Andrews
Professor of the Practice and Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center
Office phone: (757) 221-1078
Office location: Room 283
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
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 the College 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.