Patricia E. Salkin is a nationally known scholar and expert in land use planning and
government ethics and 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. Dean Salkin has served on the transition teams for
attorneys general-elect Eric Schneiderman, Andrew Cuomo and Eliot Spitzer. She serves as
a member of the University Council for Empire State College and she has also served on
the Council for the University at Albany. In addition to consulting work for various
state agencies in New York, Salkin has also worked with the National Park Service, the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Academy for Public Administration and
the National Governor’s Association. Prior to coming to Touro, Dean Salkin was the
Associate Dean and Director of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School and a
Raymond & Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law. 

Articles

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Still an Issue: The Taking Issue at 40, 30 Touro L. Rev. 245 (2014)

In October 2013, with the launch of Touro Law Center’s new Institute on Land Use...

 

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The Key to Unlocking the Power of Small Scale Renewable Energy: Local Land Use Regulation, 27 J. Land Use & Envtl. L. 339 (2012)

Myriad federal and state programs have been promoted to incentivize the research and development of...

 

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Engaging Deliberative Democracy at the Grassroots: Prioritizing the Effects of the Fiscal Crisis in New York at the Local Government Level (with Charles Gottlieb), 39 Fordham Urb. L. J. 727 (2012)

Part I of this Article discusses many of the factors contributing to the fiscal crisis...

 

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Honey, It’s all the Buzz: Regulating Neighborhood Beehives, 39 B.C. Envtl. Aff. L. Rev. 55 (2012)

Beekeeping’s popularity has surged in recent years, perhaps culminating in the introduction of the first...

 

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The Quiet Revolution And Federalism: Into The Future, 45 J. Marshall L. Rev. 253 (2012)

This Article offers an examination of the federal role in land use planning and regulation...

 

Law Journal Columns

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Government "Green" Requirements and "LEEDigation" (with Graham Grady, Nicole Mueller, and Susan Herendeen), 40 Real Estate L. J. 496 (2012)
 

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Regulating Controversial Land Uses, 39 Real Estate L. J. 526 (2011)

While the definition of what may constitute a controversial land use differs from community to...

 

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Abandonment, Discontinuance and Amortization of Nonconforming Uses: Lessons for Drafters of Zoning Regulations, 38 Real Est. L. J. 486 (2010)

Observing that a disproportionate number of reported cases highlighted inn the Law of the Land...

 

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Relationships, the Rules of Professional Conduct and Land Use: Ethical Quagmires for Land Use Attorneys, 39 Real Est. L. J. 367 (2010)

This article begins to fill the void by introducing the application of the various Rules...

 

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Linking Land Use with Climate Change and Sustainability Topped State Legislative Land Use Reform Agenda in 2008, 37 Real Est. L. J. 336 (2009)

Linking land use with climate change and sustainability topped state legislative land use reform agenda...

 

Books

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A Companion to Bordering on Madness: An American Land Use Tale, Second Edition: Cases, Scholarship, and Case Studies (with Andrew F. Popper and David Avitabile), Carolina Academic Press (2008)

A Companion to Bordering on Madness: An American Land Use Tale, Second Edition expands the...

 

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American Law of Zoning, Thomson West (2008)
 

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New York Zoning Law and Practice Report, West Group (2000)

This bimonthly newsletter examines developments in zoning law and practice in New York. Each issue...

 

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New York Zoning Law and Practice, 4th edition, West Group (2000)

This resource discusses the creation and enforcement of state zoning regulations, including organizational and substantive...