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Provost Patricia E. Salkin, New York Life Fellow, Receives 2019 Kate Stoneman Award from Albany Law School

June 3, 2019, Fellows in the news

Patricia E. Salkin, New York Life Fellow and Provost of the Graduate and Professional Divisions of Touro College, is a recipient of the 2019 Kate Stoneman Award from Albany Law School. Ms. Salkin is the first woman to hold her position at Touro College, and was previously the first woman to serve as Dean of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. She joined Touro after more than two decades as a faculty member and administrator at Albany Law School, where she led the Government Law Center as it grew into a nationally recognized academic and policy institute. At Albany Law, she was instrumental in promoting the legacy of Kate Stoneman as a founding member of the Stoneman Committee and the editor of the book Pioneering Women Lawyers: From Kate Stoneman to the Present; she also played a significant role in securing the law school’s endowed Stoneman Chair.

A pioneer in her practice area, she is the first and only woman to serve as the author of two multi-volume treatises on land use and zoning law. Through her prominence in the field, she has been credited for paving the way for and inspiring an entire generation of women lawyers. Dean Salkin has been described as “a champion for women” and “a mentor to hundreds, effecting change and advancing opportunities for others throughout her career” by ensuring they are invited to speak at programs and given opportunities to publish in her books and newsletters. She is a longstanding liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, and a recipient of NYSBA's Ruth G. Shapiro Memorial Award for Women in the Law.

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