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Last Updated: May 7, 2020, 5:00 pm

Areas of Expertise

Land use, government ethics, changes in legal education/profession 


Patricia E. Salkin is the provost of the Graduate and Professional Divisions of Touro College.  She is the former dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center where she remains a professor of law. She received her Juris Doctor from Albany Law School, where she later served as the Raymond & Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law, as well as associate dean and director of the Government Law Center.

Dean Salkin is co-chair of the NYS Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, was a member of New York City’s Bar Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession and is a past chair of the American Association of Law School’s State & Local Government Law Section. She also served two terms as an appointed member of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, a federal advisory committee to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

A nationally recognized scholar on land use law and zoning, Dean Salkin is the author of hundreds of books, articles and columns, including a recent piece in the Journal of Legal Education on incorporating best practices into the teaching of land use law. Dean Salkin is committed to advancing the status of women in the legal profession. She is the editor of “Pioneering Women Lawyers: From Kate Stoneman to Present.”

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