Albany Law Names Three Faculty Members to Distinguished Professorships

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Date: 04/08/2008

Albany Law School has announced the appointment of the following three faculty members to distinguished professorships: law professors Stephen E. Gottlieb and Timothy D. Lytton, and director of the Government Law Center Patricia E. Salkin.

Stephen E. Gottlieb, a constitutional law and Supreme Court expert, has been named the Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor.

A member of Albany Law School's faculty for over 20 years, Gottlieb has written and edited several books in the fields of constitutional law and jurisprudence and is also widely known for his work on the Supreme Court, constitutional theory and election campaign law.  His articles have appeared in New York University Law Review, Yale Law & Policy Review, Hastings Law Journal and Boston University Law Review among many others. He wrote the book Morality Imposed: The Rehnquist Court and Liberty in America (NYU Press, 2000), and co-authored Jurisprudence, Cases and Materials: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law (Lexis 2006).

Gottlieb has held chairs for distinguished visitors at Akron, Suffolk, Cleveland-Marshall and Marquette schools of law, has also taught at St. Louis University School of Law and West Virginia University College of Law. Before joining academia, he was assistant general counsel for Legal Services of New York.

Educated at Princeton and Yale Law School, Gottlieb is active on the Board of the New York Civil Liberties Union and a member of the New York Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He also served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran.

Timothy D. Lytton has been named the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law.

Lytton joined Albany Law School in 2000. He has published articles in both English and Spanish on torts, conflict resolution, and jurisprudence. He is the editor of Suing the Gun Industry: A Battle at the Crossroads of Gun Control and Mass Torts (Michigan University Press 2005) and co-author of Jurisprudence, Cases and Materials: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law (Lexis 2006). His most recent book is Holding Bishops Accountable: How Lawsuits Helped the Catholic Church Confront Clergy Sexual Abuse (forthcoming, Harvard University Press 2008).

He was previously an associate professor of law at New York Law School; research fellow and clinical instructor at Yale University; fellow at Hartman Institute for Advanced Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, and Harvard University Program in Ethics and the Professions; and assistant professor of law at Capital University Law School.

Lytton received his B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Yale Law School

Patricia E. Salkin, an alumna of Albany Law School and nationally recognized scholar on land use law and government ethics, has been named the Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law.

Salkin is director of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School, which she joined in 1990. She holds many national and statewide appointments with organizations and agencies including: the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, the American Planning Association, the New York State Bar Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection.

She is the author of the blog, Law of the Land, as well as dozens of books, treatises and articles on land use, environmental justice, government ethics, local government and administrative law.

She's served as a consultant to numerous state and local governments across the country on a variety of government reform topics including local government reform, restoring public confidence in the elected judiciary, land use law, and eminent domain.

Salkin earned a B.A. from the University of Albany, where she is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning.