Albany Law School Professor Patricia Salkin was recently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL), a 950-member organization that provides leadership on issues of real estate law, regulation and practice.
Admission to the college in by invitation only and is limited to active lawyers with at least 10 years of experience who have established expertise in real estate law, who observe high standards of professional and ethical conduct, and who have contributed substantially to the improvement of real estate law. ACREL, which was founded in 1978, maintains liaisons with a variety of real property organizations and has filed a number of amicus curiae briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor Salkin, who is also Associate Dean of Albany Law School, director of the 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 Law of the Land. Since joining Albany Law School in 1990, Professor 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.