Thursday, May 10, 2012

Patricia Salkin to be new Dean at Touro

Breaking news: one of the leaders of our field, Prof. Patricia E. Salkin, has just been named the new Dean of Touro Law Center!  From the press release:

Touro College & University System President and CEO, Dr. Alan Kadish, is pleased to announce that Patricia E. Salkin has been appointed the new dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. Salkin is a nationally known scholar and expert in land use planning and government ethics. She is currently the Associate Dean and Director of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School where she is also the Raymond & Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law.

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Patricia E. Salkin is the author of numerous casebooks, treatises, books and more than 100 articles, columns, studies and reports on topics including municipal law, sustainable development law, climate change, affordable housing, and aging law. Dean Salkin is an accomplished administrator, scholar and teacher who also holds many leadership appointments in the profession, including within the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association where she serves in the House of Delegates and has led sections, committees and task forces. She also served as chair of the State and Local Government Law Section for the American Association of Law Schools. An elected member of the American Law Institute, Salkin currently serves as an Advisor for the drafting of the Principles on the Law of Government Ethics. Salkin is the long-time chair of the amicus curiae committee for the American Planning Association, and she serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Urban Lawyer.

And let's not leave out the Law of the Land Blog!  Dean Salkin's record of teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession and the community speaks for itself.  The only thing I can add is that in addition to all of these commitments, Patty has been a terrific mentor to teachers and scholars in land use, government law, and sustainability, especially for reaching out to those of us in the junior ranks.  This is great news both for Touro and for all of us in the land use field.

Matt Festa

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