Commencement Prize Named for Patricia Salkin '88

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Starting at the 2013 Albany Law School Commencement, one or two graduating students each year will receive the Patricia E. Salkin '88 Government Law Center Prize.
 
Announced at the farewell celebration for Associate Dean Salkin on June 26, the new prize, which includes a cash component, will be awarded annually to one or two students who have participated in GLC programs and demonstrated a commitment to law and public policy with a potential for distinction in those areas.
 
Associate Dean Salkin, also the director of the Government Law Center and the Raymond and Ella Smith Distinguished Professor of Law, is leaving Albany Law School to become dean of Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip, N.Y.
 
An Albany Law faculty member since 1990, Associate Dean Salkin is a nationally recognized and frequently published expert on land use law. She maintains a widely read blog on the subject, Law of the Land.
 
She is also an appointed member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, and she has served on transition teams for Governor Eliot Spitzer, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, as well as a consultant to a number of local governments across New York state.
 
Associate Dean Salkin is the author of the five-volume leading land use treatise, American Law of Zoning, 5th ed., and the four-volume New York Zoning Law and Practice, 4th ed., as well as numerous other books, book chapters, journal articles and other works.