Albany Law School Associate Dean Patricia E. Salkin recently published a comprehensive five-volume treatise American Law of Zoning, 5 th ed. (West, 2008), modernizing one of the leading works on land use and community law to better reflect current legal conditions.
In this new work, Dean Salkin enhanced the nationally recognized and highly regarded treatise with new chapters on topics including eminent domain, religious land uses, historic preservation, senior housing, regulation of adult business uses, ethics, and climate change, as well as revised chapters on variances, planned unit development, substantive due process, and equal protection. The multi-volume set now contains 48 chapters covering hundreds of land use topics, as well as comprehensive analysis of select complex land use issues.
Dean Salkin, who is also director of Albany Law School's Government Law Center and the Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law, is a nationally recognized expert on land use law and zoning and maintains a blog titled Law of the Land. In addition to the national treatise, she is the author of the only comprehensive resource on land use law in New York, New York Zoning Law & Practice, 4 th ed . Since joining Albany Law School in 1990, Dean Salkin has taught courses in land use law, housing law and policy, New York state administrative law, current legal issues in government and government ethics.