Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia E. Salkin, a leading scholar and authority on land use law, is filling a cyber-void with a new blog on land use law called "Law of the Land" — http://lawoftheland.albanylaw.edu. Since its launch on Aug. 1, 2007, it has received more than 6,000 hits — more than 1,000 per week.
Several hundred readers, who include professors, judges, lawyers, planners, students and the general public, have already registered to receive daily email alerts from the blog.
The blog is dedicated to providing information and commentary on current land use law and zoning cases, new laws of interest, and interesting studies, reports and articles.
In addition to the daily postings that are categorized topically, readers will find a page on useful land use law links, links to other blogs that address various aspects of land use, and information about upcoming land use law conferences and continuing education offerings.
With more and more law professors experimenting with blogging, Dean Salkin says, "'Law of the Land' provides an opportunity for me and the land-use community to share reactions and reviews of developments in land use law as they occur."
After the site is fully developed, Salkin says it will provide a forum for interested individuals to exchange views and information about cases and trends in the law.
Salkin is the Associate Dean and Director of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School. She is the author of dozens of books, article and chapters on land use law. Some publications include: author of the three-volume New York Zoning Law & Practice, 4 th edition; author of the forthcoming 5 th edition of Anderson's American Law of Zoning (2008); co-author of Land Use in a Nutshell; co-editor of the national Zoning and Planning Law Report.