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Professor Patricia Salkin was recently 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.
Her ranking was based on six measures, including papers submitted and papers downloaded by other users over the past 12 months. During this period, Professor Salkin's scholarship was downloaded more than 3,200 times, for an average of 89 downloads per paper.
Albany Law School ranks 61 of all law schools for total downloads of faculty scholarship over the past 12 months.
The director of Albany Law School's Government Law Center and 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.
She was also recently elected to The American Law Institute (ALI), an organization of 4,000 lawyers, judges and law professors that produces scholarly work to improve law practice and teaching. The ALI 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 around the world.