Patricia E. Salkin is provost of the Graduate and Professional Divisions of Touro College and professor of law at Touro Law Center in New York. She previously served as the dean of the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Touro Law Center, and prior to that she was the Raymond & Ella Smith distinguished professor of law, as well as associate dean and director of the Government Law Center of Albany Law School. Ms. Salkin is the author of hundreds of books, articles and columns primarily focused on land use, zoning and community development. She served two terms as an appointed member of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, a Federal Advisory Committee to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A member of the ABA House of Delegates, Ms. Salkin holds and has held many leadership positions within both the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association, including past chair of the ABA State and Local Government Section and member of the Nominating Committee of the Association, as well as member of the Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress (ABA), past chair of the NYSBA Municipal Law Section, founding member and past chair of the NYSBA Committee on Attorneys in Public Service and current co-chair of the Committee on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. She has chaired numerous NYSBA task forces including ones focusing on government ethics, eminent domain, town and village justice courts and legal education and admission to the bar.