Prof. Salkin Cited by 7th Circuit, Named to Chair Ethics Task Force

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In a recent ruling in the seventh circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals on the case of River of Life Kingdom Ministries v. Village of Hazel Crest, Illinois, Judge Posner cited Professor Patricia Salkin's book American Law of Zoning in the court's decision.

Professor Salkin, the director of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School, was also recently selected to co-chair the new Task Force on Government Ethics for the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).

The task force, which Salkin will co-chair with Michael Garcia '89 of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, will undertake a systematic review of public sector ethics issues that impact the legal profession.

The Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law, Professor Salkin is a nationally recognized and frequently published expert on land use law and zoning who maintains a blog titled Law of the Land. Since joining Albany Law School in 1990, she has taught courses in land use law, housing law and policy, New York State administrative law, current legal issues in government and government ethics.

Earlier this year, Professor Salkin was ranked 78 out of more than 1,500 law authors on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a searchable electronic library of more than 133,800 authors and more than 232,700 papers, and she was also elected to The American Law Institute, an organization of 4,000 lawyers, judges and law professors that produces scholarly work to improve law practice and teaching.