Professor Salkin Elected to The American Law Institute

4/27/2010 | Facebook|Twitter|Email

Albany Law School Professor Patricia Salkin was recently elected to The American Law Institute, an organization of lawyers, judges and law professors that produces scholarly work to improve law practice and teaching.

Professor 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. 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.

About The American Law Institute:
The American Law Institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute (made up of 4000 lawyers, judges, and law professors of the highest qualifications) drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education. ALI has long been influential internationally and, in recent years, more of its work has become international in scope.

About the Government Law Center:
The Government Law Center of Albany Law School is the first and most comprehensive government law program at any ABA-approved law school in the country. The Center also serves as a legal and policy research resource for all levels of government. The Center conducts educational programs and research on a wide range of topics both on its own initiative and at the request of government agencies and other organizations. Visit