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About Patricia E. Salkin

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.


Present Dean, Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

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Dean Patricia E. Salkin
Touro Law
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722

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